Hi Marli53 - It takes a little while to learn how to effectively navigate the Food Program, but its worth it. When you enter your food, notice that towards the top it will say: Or add your own... Well I do a lot of that because I have certain foods I consistently eat, so I take the package over by my computer and input all the nutritional information - once that's done (and remember to click on Save As Frequent) then all you have to do is go to the Frequent list, find the item you put in, click on the meal (breakfast, snack, lunch, etc..) and how much of that item you had and the program will automatically deduct the calories. BUT.. the wonderful thing is the category entitled Charts - because the system will throw in there the nutritional information - this way you can see if you are hitting within the 'safe' levels of such things like: Cholesterol, Carbs, sugar, protein, fat, saturated fat, etc..etc.. I have used the charts to make sure I am on target each day - and it helps greatly. There is a Fitness Log. This is fine, but don't get fooled that if you use 1600 calories in fitness that it means you can eat an additional 1600 calories....that's not correct. So post your fitness routines, but you might want to stick strictly to the recommended maximum calories per day and don't pay attention to the deduction of calories due to fitness log input. This requires daily work, but I am willing to do this because I want to succeed - and for whatever reason, this program really works for me. There is a Summary Category that will show you the percentages of Carbs, Fat, Protein ratio per day. Underneath the graph lines is something you can click on to find out what is considered a good range to fall within. I hope I haven't confused the daylights out of you - and I wish you all the success in the world at achieving your goal -
I'm not an expert, but if you have any questions, just let me know. I'll try to help if I can.View Thread
Hi - Yes, I am following the WebMD Food program. There is a way of calculating your daily calorie intake and it varies if you click on Inactive, or Lightly Active. I've lost 81 pounds so far, at my chosen rate of 1 pound per week - I don't want to jeopardize what I've accomplished, but have never been sure if I would be classified as Active, or Lightly Active. I do know I'm not the third category which is something along the line of being Very Active. I just didn't know if there was a standard that WebMD uses to determine the different levels.View Thread
So based on what you wrote, and I appreciate your response a lot, would you say I could indicate Lightly Active if I go out and about, running errands, participating in a Canasta club and taking water aerobic twice a week? I do sit a lot at my computer as well.View Thread
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