Cronometer Saves the Day
Hi! I lost about 150 lbs after having gastric bypass surgery. Many times during my weight loss phase I would get worried (unnecessarily, but that's me!) about whether I was getting adequate nutrition. I would turn to Cronometer and log my food for a couple of days and voila, would discover that I was doing just fine.
I also used Cronometer to prove to my surgical nutritionist that I'm getting adequate protein on my mostly-vegan diet. And knowing how many vitamins actually take in helps me adjust my vitamin & mineral supplements so that I'm not taking in excess (which can be as bad for you as too little).
Most of my friends who've had this surgery have regained a substantial amount (like 30% or more) of their weight. Even though this is pretty common and usually doesn't re-start the serious health problems they had before the surgery, I really want to avoid significant regain because, well, it's really fun to be slim! So I continue to weigh weekly and whenever I gain more than a couple of pounds, I use Cronometer to track what I'm eating/drinking to show me what I've been doing wrong. Sometimes its as simple as not drinking enough water, and sometimes it's eating more high-calorie treats than I'd realized.
For example, using Cronometer helped me identify a pattern that was causing me to gain weight. I eat primarily WFPB, but a few months ago started eating cheese. I didn't think I was eating that much but nevertheless was gaining weight. After faithfully tracking everything I ate/drank in Cronometer, though, the graph made it crystal clear that every night I had wine, I also went WAY over the number of calories I needed. Digging a little further into the graph data (LOVE that feature of Cronometer) proved the unwelcome fact that most of those excess calories were coming from the cheese! (Apparently a little wine has a big effect on my ability to estimate cheese intake, lol!)
WFPB + No-Added-Oil = EZ Wt Maint & Rocket Fuel for Your Health!