Eat, then log, or log, then eat?
I feel like the odd man out. I always eat then log. I guess it's because I read labels and make a mental estimate; never been over. I can only remember one time loggin' in first because I didn't want to go over. And, this is my third week so I kinda stick to similar foods for right now.0
I log in the morning for the whole day, or even the night before after making my lunch and planning my next night's dinner. Then I can add or subtract things based on my macro/calorie goals.0
I pre-log always, sometimes even for about 3 days, keeps me in check. When I feel like binging I log my food for the next day instead.0
Always log the main meals first thing in the morning, this way I can weigh and prep most of my meal while I am cooking. Makes things easier when we finally set down to eat (I get to eat with the family instead of them watching me weigh and measure everything while they chow down. Snacks are logged as I go, not always sure what I'll be craving.0
I log everything a day to a week in advance. It keeps things simple, and that way I have a plan and it makes it easier to follow through, that way I won't fall off track! I love planning meals, and I'm a vegan so I make sure to get enough protein and I like to eat relatively low fat.0
I log in the morning (or sometimes the day before) to plan my day, and then make adjustments as I go along. I can always change and edit things if I change my mind I never complete my entry until after dinnertime though, to make sure it is accurate.0
On normal days (when I do my own cooking and eat at normal times), I usually have a pretty good feel for where my macros end up, so I'll eat then log it whenever I get around to it.
If it's an "off" day (traveling, eating out, crazy with kids' schedules, whatever), then I'll sometimes pre-log to try to be more proactive.
If I'm coming off a slump, I'll pre-log for a couple of days to kick my butt back in gear.0
Log first to ensure it is actually within my allowances.0
I figure out what I want to eat and do a rough estimate of what the cals will be for my serving. I make it, log it officially, then eat. Over time I've gotten pretty close in my estimates. I haven't gone over my limit yet!0
Earlier in the day, I always eat then log. I have a pretty good idea of what's in what, and how the calories and macro's will be, just based on previous experience.
Later on in the day I'll have an idea of what I want to eat, but will usually have a look at the calories/macros I have left, and work out portion sizes based on that, and whether I can add certain extras or not, if so, how much etc.
What I do too0
I think logging has become my appetizer. By the time I'm done, I'm ready to dig in. :drinker:0
Since I've been watching my macro's I've been logging before I eat.0
I eat then I log what I ate...I usually cook my own meals... so how much of.any ingredient or condiments or side item I prepare or even eat at a time usually differs, my breakfast and dinner are usually larger meals... so basically I don't know what I'm gonna get till I get in the kitchen and prepare it or how much ill actually end up eating, I wouldn't want to have log twice.0
I usually log things after I eat them.
I've only gone over my calorie limit twice in the past month and I knew before I ate it that I was going to go over the calorie limit.
I have a pretty good idea of what I'm eating (calorie-wise) before I eat it.0
I try to log, then eat. Just like I try to log my exercise a day before to be motivated. However, my "food mood" tends to change a lot.0
on the weekends, I eat then log except for dinner. I always log that before I eat it just so I can see how much I need to eat basically haha on the weekdays, I'm super busy so I eat then log.0
depends on the day.
most days I log while eating but.... when I plan on eating at a restaurant I pre-log.0
I do a bit of both usually every day. I try to pre-plan, but it doesn't always work out that way.0
both! but mostly log, then eat!0
A little bit of both. For the most part, I eat the same things in the first half of the day 5 days a week so I know what I have to work with (eat, then log). When I get home from work and I'm planning dinner, I log then eat.0
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