Notation question for food journal

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Posted: 06 Dec 2016, 12:12
when I am noting what exactly I ate for each meal,I run into problems with the listing. For example, I make a lot of my own soups,never canned. I can never find a way to adequetly list. as in today, I made a chicken broth based soup with peppers,onions,snap peas and a bit of carrots. How do I list that?

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Posted: 06 Dec 2016, 18:49
I like to estimate how many servings I will get out of the meal I made. Do the work putting in decimals of everything, then save the meal, so I can just copy it into future days until I'm out of whatever I made.For example:
Made enough for 4 bowls
2 cups stock, => 0.25 cup
half onion => 0.125 onion (or by grams, now that I have a food scale, I find I use it often)
... or sometimes I just use "mixed vegetables" if I use a lot of different things
I think that's clear, but you can look at my lunch and dinner for today, cauliflower crust pizza and pumpkin chili, both have lots of ingredients, but I'll be eating the same meals for several days at work, so I only have to calculate once, then just add saved meals for a few more days.

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Posted: 06 Dec 2016, 22:03
You can put the recipe into the My Cook Book section on your My Fatsecret page. You put the ingredients and serving number in, and the cook book will calculate the calories per serving and fat/protein/carbs too. If your recipe is something you make all the time then you can add a serving any time.
Every day is a new day.

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Posted: 07 Dec 2016, 07:49
I find an easier and quicker way is to use I find it much faster than the cookbook option here, although it tends to be a bit finicky, such as Parmesan cheese can only be entered as grams, but you get used to what it likes and doesn't. So I make a big salad every week, put all the ingredients in, say it is one serving, then when I eat the salad I weigh out the serving (the calculator also calculates total wieght of the salad, be sure to put it in FS) Then I go to FatSecret, "add a new food", pop in the values from caloriecount, and it works perfectly. I just edit the food entry each week. I do the same with homemade soup, and edit it each time I make new soup.
kimberly rae

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Posted: 07 Dec 2016, 09:16
Ooo thank you. so good to know.Smile

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Posted: 08 Dec 2016, 14:57
Thank you!!!

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Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 13:51
oh my word WHAT am I doing wrong? I see so many losing soo much. I am 90 days in,not cheating and just cant seem to move the scale

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Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 21:09
It can be activity levels, what your RDI is compared to activity, Your diet plan is? Lots of water helps hang in there you will get is a process. All bodies are different just have to figure what works best for you. GL

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