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June 20, 2012 12:00 AM
I would like to start keeping track of what I eat, but I rarely cook by recipe or use packaged foods and so I'm having trouble entering into the food diary. Any ideas here? I'd just like to be able to keep track, I don't need to have an accurate calorie count at this stage.
June 20, 2012 12:06 AM
You'll find lots of fresh food in the database - add "raw" to the name (ie. onion raw) and you'll find them.

If you don't care about the calorie joint but just want a record - pick the first one you see and don't worry about the serving size.

The recipe section is useful if you cook most of your meals - I have lots of generic entries there like peanut butter sandwich, green salad, stir fry veggies etc that I use again and agiain. I don't usually change them to reflect exactly how much broccoli vs capsicum there is, so that might work for you too if you want to record them without all the details - add it once and use it again and again.
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June 20, 2012 12:08 AM
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I would like to start keeping track of what I eat, but I rarely cook by recipe or use packaged foods and so I'm having trouble entering into the food diary. Any ideas here? I'd just like to be able to keep track, I don't need to have an accurate calorie count at this stage.
personally I'd use a diary (as in a real paper bound book) and a pen. Or outlook calander if you want to go high tech. Any food of which you are unsure, just google them for a rough count.
June 20, 2012 12:11 AM
I cook 90% of my food no recipe- just shove it in a bowl and eat it. I don't enter onions, celery, tomatoes, less than two cups of broccoli- most veggies really. They're so low in cals that it takes a lot to really impact my day. Others who have lower cal goals- yeah sure why not log it all. I skip most of it, or do a rough estimate. Ten calories won't make or break me.

I do the 'raw' tip mentioned and it works well. 'Copy Date' is a huge help if you eat the same meals on repeat.
June 20, 2012 12:15 AM
I use the raw tip too. I don't measure everything exactly I just put an approxminate amount of what i've eaten when it comes to veggies, fruits and meats etc. I cook all my own food so I find it difficult sometimes too.
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June 20, 2012 1:07 AM
"Raw" items in food listing works for me!

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