Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Not all foods/calories have to be entered in manually. There is an option to scan the bar codes of food/packaging, and it'll pull in the data for the calories/serving sizes. From there, you can adjust the serving sizes. If you eat the same food regularly, you can pull in a new day's food/calories from items that were previously logged.
I've talked about setting a standard for spending money on food, and I need to set a standard for how many calories I eat a day. You can see from the app that my "Goal" is 1,840 calories a day. This "Goal" was determined by my current weight, activity level, and goal weight. As I start using this app again, I will stay within the standard of 1,840 calories a day.
Aside from calories, another thing I'll be closely monitoring is how much sodium is in the food I'm eating. I haven't heard of any debates challenging excessive sodium being bad for you. The sodium levels in packaged foods is very high, and it is something I need to keep in check.
I'm slowly working my way back into using this app, and I hope that it'll aid in my weight-loss Missions.