5+ Year Member
- Aug 4, 2014
Just don't get cancer.
As for the macro and micro counting, I like making the diet and nutrient counting game, almost like in RPG where you track progress, using https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
It sounds cheesy, especially if your first memory of this using this was a class project, like mine was, but you can track most foods by selecting them from a drop down box (it has almost every type of food and cooking method). Then the interface auto populates every nutrition value associated with the serving size you select for that meal (even some restaurant meals are listed).
Its a government website so it's interface nice but confusing. Easily could be streamlined.
Initially, it's time consuming to input each ingredient in a meal with lots of
Meals can be saved if you prep for the week so populating multi ingredient meals becomes a breeze.
All macros and micros auto populate. Saves lots of time.
And if you set goals for yourself, you can see if you're hitting target ranges using daily or weekly reports with your totals from the amount of carbs and protein to vitamins and folic acid.
So much easier than what I did in college with excel spreadsheets.
Myfitnesspal does all of this with an app, you might wanna check it out. Also let's me see a chart tracking my weight every day.