Seeking guidance (recording Restaurant food)

Howdy Cronometer community! I am new to a whole food/plant based diet...currently almost two months. I started Crono not quite two weeks ago. Love it.

In the last two days I went to restaurants with family. I ate well and stuck to the diet, but I am now struggling to enter my meals into crono.

Over the past 2 days I had; Powerhouse salad, part of a spinach avocado wrap, veggie gyro, and a gluten free pasta with artichoke hearts, mushroom, spinach, etc... The restaurants were "Wine into Water," "Tatziki's," and "Carabba's."

Any advice on how to capture or quantify these things?


  • @Planty_McNoob

    Congrats on the plant-based diet!

    The way I ask my clients to track restaurant meals that they can't find in the database is to a) enter the generic version of what you ate b) enter a larger food compared to what you actually ate to account for lost calories. I've also suggested that clients simply make a note that they went out to a restaurant (using the "Add Note" feature) and to not include that day of intake in their reports.

    Hope this helps!

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • Very much appreciated, Susan! I have now gone in an approximated each and feel like I got fairly close to reality. Close enough to not be off target anyway. Thank you.

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