Do you track your Diet?

Krista Marie
By Krista Marie Latest Reply 2010-09-27 23:57:49 -0500
Started 2010-09-22 18:05:15 -0500

I was wondering if any of you track your daily food consumption?? If so, do you do it online, on your computer, or by hand? Do you think it helps you to write it all down?

I have in the past, and found I got a little too obsessive about it. I'm trying to create a healthy balance as I move forward. How about all of you?

8 replies

Armourer 2010-09-27 23:57:49 -0500 Report

My DE has me keeping a journal. It has really helped me see that what I thought was a 150 calorie sandwich was really 450. And I would eat two of them. It helps but I'm not obsessive about it at all. I hate the counting of cals and carbs. Sometimes I forget to take the insulin. But it has helped to remind me to keep portions down.

echowit 2010-09-24 19:32:11 -0500 Report

I'm newly diagnosed, (August this year) so of course I'm obsessing, loading a spreadsheet with nutrition numbers on everything I consume and tracking totals. Can't believe how much and what I've been eating. I also track my BG levels in a so far vain attempt at finding guilty parties.
(Reeses P'B cups are looking real suspicious however.)

BTW: Glad I found this site & thread, Good to have the company of people who are already coping. I needed you guys. Thanx.

GabbyPA 2010-09-24 21:11:27 -0500 Report

LOL, those dang Reeses even the dark ones are not innocent. My suspects are the little cups of vanilla ice cream. hmmmm

Chrissy6341 2010-09-24 19:08:07 -0500 Report

I find it easier to write it in a journal. I can take it anywhere. I keep my BS levels in it as well. I write how I am feeling that day also.

GabbyPA 2010-09-23 11:52:28 -0500 Report

I totally get the obsession part. It does become consuming in many ways. I have to say, that when I do it (and I write it in a notebook) that I do MUCH better all the way round. I am more able to see what is REALLY going into my mouth instead of kind of guessing. Boy, I tell you, when you first start it is frightening how much bad stuff goes in. There is a direct correlation between good numbers and writing stuff down for me.

RAYT721 2010-09-22 19:51:14 -0500 Report

I started a journal on where under "tools" is My Plate D. My Plate (D=diabetes) lets me evaluate the nutritional components of ingredients and recipes, account for exercise, track glucose readings and do so much more. The initial set up takes time but as you select favorite ingredients and recipes, it's a click of the mouse. I will confess it's helped alot!!!

GabbyPA 2010-09-23 11:53:36 -0500 Report

I also like D plate on live strong, but I find my notebook to be easier to keep with me at all times. Plus I need the extra practice with math. LOL

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