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Jan. 20th, 2006 | 09:33 pm
posted by: andreya in eating_right

Hey!

I'm excited to have found this community!

I'm looking to start eating more consciously and more 'right' again (also turning vegetarian/maybe in time vegan) so I'll have to watch my protein and vitamin intake.

I don't have any weight problems, well, I'd like to exercise more, but have committed to a daily walk/run/jog and have surprisingly managed to stick to that since January 1st (only 1 day off)! (Adding vitamin D etc.!)

I'm struggling with finding a system to keep up with my daily food & nutrients, vitamins... intake. Can anyone suggest a chart, or a helpful site where I could find more info on that? (I wasn't born organized, so I'd really appreciate any help.)

I'm thinking to include all meals (fruit also) and drinks, and have a page with recommended daily dosages of everything handy, and would need info on how much of anything a food (especially fruit/vegetables) contains (with regard to vitamins, minerals & proteins - I'm cool with eating carbohydrates) so that I could calculate it easily?

I apologize if this has been answered somewhere & will appreciate any pointers.

Thanks!

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The Weakness in Me

From: hearts_n_roses
Date: Jan. 20th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/Index.html

This is a great site and the basic version is free. You can track the foods you eat and it will give nutritional requirements, calorie counts, fat contents, etc. You can also track your exercise and how many calories you're burning in a day. Everything you put in is charted and you can compare the charts over time to see where your diet and exercie is lacking. I use it when I know I'm not doing well with my eating and the information it gives shows me where I need to make changes to get back on track.

Good luck.

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andreya

From: andreya
Date: Jan. 21st, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!! This looks interesting!

I've created a free profile. Still not sure where to see vitamins/minerals - do you have to create daily goals first and then the site tells you if you are meeting them, or have I missed something? (I just see % of carbs and proteins)

It's also a bit difficult to keep track of food and amounts - like oz. etc. (I'm European). But I'll definitely give it a try!

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The Weakness in Me

From: hearts_n_roses
Date: Jan. 22nd, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Entering what you eat is a little confusing at first but you get the hang of it pretty quickly.

I just click on reports along the left sidebar and you can access all kinds of information based on your food intake and activity. There are several boxes you can click on and at least one tells you whether you're getting the nutrients you should from your foods. It gives you the percentages of each nutrient that you've consumed for the day, week, etc.

Good luck.

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