This is, by far, the best food logging site I have found. So good, in fact, that I use it with all of my Journey Fit Club clients. It tells you full nutrition information for what you are eating. There is a “grade” for each of the micro and macronutrients. But not only does it tell you how well you’re doing on nutrients, it gives you suggestions for improvement. For example, let’s say I’ve set up my daily journal and I notice I have a B- with a down arrow for Iron. (Down arrow means you’re too low, up arrow means you have taken in too much.) I can click on that B- and it will show me, in order of highest to lowest in nutrient, everything I’ve eaten so far. Scroll down and you’ll see lists of foods that are high in that nutrient.
One of the features I’m using to lean into clean is the menu planner. I can click on the menu planner, put in my desires (for example, if I wanted to have a vegetarian menu I could click “no meat”), and it will take menus created from other users (thousands of them) and present them to me. So for this first week, I am eating between 1500-1800 calories. However, I wanted some wiggle room, so I asked it to pull menus that were close to 1200 calories and have all “As” in main nutrients. I then went through the menus and selected one full menu for each day. It doesn’t mean I have to eat that, but it’s a good start.
So for today, breakfast was supposed to be an egg, oatmeal, and toast. That’s not really what I wanted, nor is it clean (but the other meals snacks were good), so I replaced breakfast with Greek yogurt (homemade), strawberries, and a little bit of granola (because I knew I was going for a run after breakfast and needed some carbs). While the meal wasn’t 100% clean, that’s okay. It was all healthy choices, the granola is organic, and it tasted great. I also had some coffee with sucanat and organic half and half. Not as sweet as normal because I usually use two Splenda, but still good coffee. The yogurt and berries were sweetened with stevia drops (minimally processed).