Tracking every mg of every micronutrient
I just started (yesterday) to use fitday.com to keep track of what I eat and get some idea of the nutrient content of the things I eat on a daily basis. Now I have first hand experience with the problems that come with calorie and nutrient counting: it's a pain in the ass, it takes a lot of time, and it probably isn't accurate. Nevertheless, now I'm spending a lot more time thinking about what I eat, so I'm curious about exactly what the nutrient content is in what I usually eat.
What's really a pain is recipes. I use sparkrecipes to calculate the nutrient content of each serving of a recipe and then I have to enter that into fitday. Does anyone else do this? Is there a better way?
Despite the big plate of swiss chard I had for dinner, according to fitday, I'm still below the RDA in a lot of micronutrients. I should average over a whole week...