i never really liked fitday - i don't think there's anything wrong with it, it just didn't work for me. i use myfitnesspal.com and its been working great. we never eat anything packaged from the store (other than oil, vinegar, butter, etc) and there isn't anything that i have had trouble finding on myfitnesspal. and if there is something that i need that isn't there - for instance some weird concoction that i make often at home, then i can put all that data in and then figure out how much is a serving and it saves that so i know my nutrional information for next time. it can be a little time consuming at first, but once you go through and add most of the foods that you commonly eat (all the veggies, fruits, cuts of meat, nuts, oils, etc) then all you have to do is go through and select which ones and how much. i never got too super crazy with making sure i had every exact volume or weight of every food. i'm sure i was over on some and under on others....it just wasn't worth it to me to get that into it. In fact, i don't track anymore, other than the occasional check in just to make sure that i'm on track.
oh - one tip that i like to do....i'm a planner, always have been - can't shake it.... but i like to plan out what we're eating the day before (that way i can make everyone's lunches in the evening and it makes the morning so much smoother). so, when i was tracking, i found that if i took about 5 minutes in the afternoon to plan out the next day's meals then i was all set. there was sometimes a little improvisation, but we just adjusted as we went.
i think that it might take a little trial and error until you find a site that works for you and you find easiest, but i'm sure there's one out there - good luck and happy tracking!
Last edited by Mel; 05-21-2010 at 07:05 PM.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.