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Eating healthy and exercising regularly are difficult for many of us these days. One of the things that the experts recommend is to keep track of what you eat and your exercise. I have tried using a notebook or clipboard with minimal success. But, now, I have found SparkPeople and I love it.
SparkPeople is a free website that allows you to track your eating and exercise on a daily basis. When you start, the site will set up an eating and exercise program if you wish. In my case, I use the site to track what I’m already doing.
The food tracking is easy and intuitive to use. You can save the foods you eat most frequently under favorites as well as browse their list of foods or enter your own. It is easy to copy a meal from one day to another, which is nice for me since I try to keep my food boring these days.
The exercise section allows you to track cardio and strength training separately. They have a list of stretching and strength training exercise with accompanying photos to help you set up your own program or use one they set up for you.
Other benefits are Spark Points, a system of earning points for reading articles, tracking food and exercise, and other non-weight related activities. There are blogs and chat rooms to allow you to interact with other users.
Try it – I think you’ll like it! Also, check out Rocks In My Dryer for more Works For Me Wednesday ideas!