Who Logs All their Foods?

NamVet - 21894
By NamVet - 21894 Latest Reply 2008-10-08 08:00:47 -0500
Started 2008-10-02 06:50:58 -0500

I have for going on 2 years. I have lost 53# and kept it off. I will just keep on doing it.


18 replies

mikee
mikee 2008-10-08 05:34:38 -0500 Report

I quit about two years ago.My diet seems to repeat it's self over and over.Learn the carb levels of the food you eat and memorize them. Your diet(foods that you eat) should not be continualy changing.I can tell you the carb lvl. of every food I eat.That helps me determine if or how much insulin to take.

2008-10-08 02:02:24 -0500 Report

HI NamVet,
How did you lose 53#, I an really trying and not getting anywhere,maybe some
insights from other's could help.
Thanks, Nancy

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-08 05:18:02 -0500 Report

Logging your food is a great first step. It shows you how much you consume, even when you think your are not eating much. You have to keep it honest though or it will not help.

The thing that has helped me lose about 50 pounds since March of this year is just concentrating on getting my numbers under control. I am not on meds, so getting lower BG readings is my focus.

2008-10-08 00:33:32 -0500 Report

I have complete control over my husbands diet, the foods I buy and prepare, and the amounts to serve him per meal, with all exchanges in mind; yes, I keep a log, and that way I can find out what foods to give him that work better during daytime vs. nighttime, and that has improved his health, and his weight loss 100%.

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-10-05 22:25:09 -0500 Report

I no longer log my foods. i pretty much know now what I can and can not eat. And I hate paper work. the only time I log anything is cals and carbs. so when I work out, I know what was expended.

momoftype1
momoftype1 2008-10-03 16:03:24 -0500 Report

These are great-when she was first dx we logged carbs and insulin, and with just getting the pump we logged food, carbs and insulin. She is always asking to get on the computer, so thsi would give her the chance to "Type" as she calls and be helpful to her at the same time-Thanks Amy and Gabby-we are going to look at both sites :-)
Dawn

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-03 12:12:58 -0500 Report

I started logging when I first found out I had diabetes and that helped a lot. I just found it so tedious. Now, I use a site called www.livestrong.com the daily plate was recommended by John C, and I like it a lot! I log everything, my food, my mood, my exercise. It bases my caloric intake on my weight and how much a week I want to loose. It gives me percents of my carbs, fats, calories, proteins, cholesterol and sodium and then I can chart it. It even subtracts my calories burned from my intake. I can also track my water intake...And I don't use much of the site yet. I am really happy that I found it.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-08 03:52:57 -0500 Report

THANK YOU FOR REFERRING ME TO THIS SITE. IT IS AWESOME TO KNOW i COULD GET IN ALL DONE IN ONE PLACE. I LOVE IT…

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-10-03 10:13:50 -0500 Report

Wow, you guys are diligent!

I recently found a very good system for logging foods, esp tracking carbohydrates. It's called HealthSimple. See my review here:

http://www.diabetesmine.com/2008/07/healthsimple-coolest-carb-count-toolkit-yet.html

Best,
AmyT

tmana
tmana 2008-10-08 08:00:47 -0500 Report

I haven't been to the site yet, but I got some of their promotional materials at the ADA Diabetes Expo… including a subset of their fridge-magnet set :)

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-03 09:25:44 -0500 Report

I try to log my foods everyday. Sometimes I miss a day here and there. I use this to see what I ate to make my sugars go up that day. It has help me alot determining what I did wrong…

marvinvwinkle
marvinvwinkle 2008-10-03 08:05:32 -0500 Report

I've logged for a little over a year and lost 100 lbs. I know it helps to see just how much you are eating and what you are eating.