Friday, April 6, 2012

Sparkpeople and my sugar intake

Have I mentioned that I've been using sparkpeople to track my caloric intake and exercise time?  The website was suggested to me by a fellow exercise- and number-junkie, and is the most fun I've ever had keeping a food journal (which still does not mean that keeping a food journal is actually fun).  Also, there's an app, so it's accessible from my phone.

So what I've learned is that I consume a lot of sugar.  I've always known this--I have a MASSIVE sweet tooth.  But I've never bothered to count the number of grams of carbs I consume.  What's fun is that the site tells you how many calories you should consume, and then breaks it down to grams of carbs, fats, and protein.  So while I always knew I consumed a lot of sugar, I never knew what my consumption should look like. 

I guess now that I have the knowledge, the next step would be to figure out ways to reduce the amount of carbs I eat.  But that doesn't sound like a fun thing to tackle on a Friday. 


  1. I am surprised at how high my sodium intake is on spark people, even though the majority of my food is not packaged. I don't know how to lower the sodium even more!

  2. I hadn't even thought of tracking sodium! I generally don't worry about it, but I added it to my tracker.