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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Dieting with Remember The Milk

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Andrew Conkling

If you're keeping up with some New Year's resolutions in full swing, or just watching what you eat, this week's tip shared by bonniefaust, offers a good way to keep tabs on what you're eating:

Like many people, my husband and I made a New Years Resolution to lose a few pounds. He's opting for the Weight Watchers online program while I follow the Eat Clean program.

The best way to stay on track is to plan your meals out, so I started listing different foods that we like and tagging them respectively.

For example, I make a large egg white frittata with tons of veggies that we usually share. I created a list called "FOOD" and each task is a different food (not a whole meal, just individual dishes). So I'll list "Egg White Frittata" and tag it the following ways:

  • #breakfast
  • #main
  • #WW (for Weight Watchers)
  • #EC (for Eat Clean)
  • #2 (number of points for WW)
  • #Protein (It's an Eat Clean protein)
  • #CCV (It includes Eat Clean Complex Carb Vegetables)

In the notes I can specify quantities and any directions/recipe info.

Now, when I'm planning meals (well he plans his own breakfast and lunch for himself using this shared list) I just search for #breakfast & #EC and it brings up all the breakfasts I can have. He can use the same list and create his meals. I included the points because sometimes he is hungry at the end of the day and wants something but only has a certain number of points left. So he can simply search #2 or #1 or #3 and it will include foods that have only 1, 2 or 3 points each.

Thanks for sharing this tip, bonniefaust! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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