11.23.2010

Countin' Those Calories (and other things, too!)

I know I haven't posted in a while, but this one will be short and sweet (because I should be writing a paper). More posts to come though within the next few days!

Recently, my favorite thing has been tracking down what I eat. I know. I'm a weirdy. But I honestly do love keeping track of what fuel my body gets! Not only do I get to find out what the nutritional value is on EVERYTHING I'm eating (even restaurant meals), but it's great motivation to keep my portions down and eat food that is good for my body. So how do I do it? Sit back and let me tell you about my little secret (or not-so secret).

Livestrong.com has this AWESOME tool called MyPlate. Have you heard about it? Well, if you haven't, you're about to! MyPlate is so nifty. You create an account (spam mail free), enter your physical information (height, weight, fitness goals), and proceed on to the calorie/fitness counting monster! I absolutely love this part. After entering all of your fitness information, MyPlate calculates your recommended calorie intake according to your current habits to help you reach your new weight goal. It allows you to enter your meals, drinks, and fitness daily so that you can keep track of how many calories you're putting in your body and how many you're burning. Not only that, but MyPlate also calculates other recommended nutritional goals such as sodium, protein, water, etc.

I know that there are TONS of calorie counting tools out there (as I've experimented with many), but so far, I have yet to find one that satisfies my cravings as much as MyPlate. Way to go, Livestrong!

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