I have mentioned before that one of the best tools for maintaining my weight is eating the same thing most days. The more prepared I am, the less risk I have to make a bad choice. Willpower in the heat of the moment has never been my strong suit. I can go months even years eating the same thing. I ate Cream of Wheat everyday for breakfast for almost 11 years!!!! As I learn more about eating clean, I have found some new fave foods and this alters my eating the same thing everyday routine. There are also weeks when I get sidetracked and maybe don’t pay too close attention to what I am putting in my mouth. I can’t fool myself into thinking that multi-grain tortilla chips don’t have calories. So I check in every so often. I count calories and wear my heart rate monitor just to see what’s going on and to keep it real!
I love an empty notebook and a fresh felt tip pen but this past month I have tried something different. I started using the My Fitness Pal app on my cellphone. And…..I LOVE IT! It has been super easy to upload my calories as I am eating them. I can use the bar code scanner that finds the food and serving size faster. I manually enter the calories burned during my workouts and I can see how many calories I have left in my day to consume. It is super cool!
I have mentioned to a few friends that this is what I am using these days and I have heard several success stories from them. I am a very social person and would like to see a little more of that from the app. Sharing what I did, ate, etc. I think this is more available on the desktop version. I also uploaded the app to my iPad but find that since the phone is always with me, it is getting more use there. This is what I’m doing…what do you use?