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Old 07-26-12, 06:10 PM   #1
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Maybe this will work

I found a app on my phone that links to the computer where I can enter every thing I eat and it figures the nutrition values and keeps track of weight and all the related data. I have only been doing it for a day and half and already it makes me ask myself, do I really want to put that in my stomach? Its fairly user friendly (it hast to be for me to use it) and if I can keep going with it I think it will help. Now do I really want to stop at Dairy Queen for that milk shake?
I can also keep track of any exercise and it will do the figuring out the calories used too. Amazing what a person can find on the web.
Its called MyFitness, google it if you like.
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Old 07-26-12, 06:27 PM   #2
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What works for me is the realization that every time I put a cookie in my mouth means I need to ride another 3 miles to work it off ...
... A milk shake is beyond my ability to calculate ...
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Old 07-27-12, 08:30 AM   #3
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I have always found the best way to avoid eating something, specially at a fair or boardwalk, is to simply look at the other people eating the junk food, and ask myself; Do you want to look like THAT? and How many hundreds of miles to get that off? Works (almost) every time.
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I used one of those programs for a while (fitday.com, I think), and I lost about 5 pounds. But you get fed up with entering everything all the time, so the impact starts to wear off after a few weeks.

But hey, give it a try.
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Now do I really want to stop at Dairy Queen for that milk shake?
I don't know how others are... I wouldn't eat a milkshake if you threatened to beat my mother with a baseball bat if I didn't. I'm not taking in anyone else's idea of fats and sugars. If God or I didn't make it, I don't eat it. There are certain restaurant exceptions, of course, but those are few.


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I can also keep track of any exercise and it will do the figuring out the calories used too.
One of my bike cyclometers calculates kcalories based on something. It's a number that I flashes by on the display as I'm searching for what time it is.
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Old 07-27-12, 09:43 AM   #6
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I used one of those programs for a while (fitday.com, I think), and I lost about 5 pounds. But you get fed up with entering everything all the time, so the impact starts to wear off after a few weeks.

But hey, give it a try.
When I was training very heavily on a BB / weightlifting routine, I used Fitday extensively. Highly recommended. If you have the self discipline to faithfully record everything you consume, it will yield very valuable information about calorie intake, macros (fats / carbs / proteins), and vitamins / micro nutrients.

Most people I knew in the BB world agreed that tracking nutrition on Fitday was almost as important as the time they spent in the gym.
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Trainingpeaks.com works well for nutrition tracking, and if you use it for your workouts as well, you can see where you stand from a net calorie standpoint.
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Darn, just started reading this thread after a big piece of blueberry pie and a glass of milk!! But then again I did 28 miles today so.....
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[QUOTE=Phil_gretz;14534428]I don't know how others are... I wouldn't eat a milkshake if you threatened to beat my mother with a baseball bat if I didn't. I'm not taking in anyone else's idea of fats and sugars. If God or I didn't make it, I don't eat it. There are certain restaurant exceptions, of course, but those are few.




Just what make you think God didn't make a Dairy Queen milk shake. If God made everything on earth then ...
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