PKU.com Community Discussion Forum Adults and PKU Advice For PKU On The Go

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  • #7529
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    dkorff
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    Everyone keeps telling me that I need to record everything I eat – yeah right! How do you do that when life is constantly on the go – between lunch meetings, family, and all the associated activities – I would love to know how you track your food intake in a life on the go…

    #7536
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    arkham
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    It’s all about being committed. I totally get being busy, but I carry a small notebook around, and make sure to record everything pretty much right after I eat…my coworkers all know about my situation, so they think nothing of me writing stuff down after lunch.

    #7540
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    batwoman
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    I know what u are saying!! it is hard.At the minute i am on so few exchanges that it is really easy to keep track. nHowever i have in the past used a small notebook…sometimes it didn’t get filled in until last thing at night but it does help…GOOD LUCK!!

    #7548
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    Ddraig
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    My Dietican told me she wasn’t interestsed in keeping diet records on me. I pretty much eyeball everything anyway and it is very rare that I write something down. If I absolutely have to for three days or something then I will. I’m actually considering making up a menu for about 2 weeks and just sticking to that to see what my levels are like and if I can get any weight on me.

    #7659
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    Tracie_PKU
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    HI Dkorff,
    I understand what you mean. nSometimes it feels impossible to keep tabs on it. nThis is what i do:
    I count my protien instead of PHE’s.
    Its alot easier,and believe it or not you will start to memorize some of the regular foods you eat.
    I hope i helped you out a bit.
    Take Care, nTracie-PKU

    #7690
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    emily2107
    Member

    I keep a small notebook in my purse that i carry with me all the time, everywhere i go. it really isn’t as difficult as i thought it would be! i got lucky though, cause as soon as i decided to start keeping the record (pre-pregnancy diet) i found a new job as a nanny so i’m at someone’s house all day and it’s sooo easy to control my diet with my own food and formula around me. i also count protein and not phe’s. i can’t imagine that counting phe’s would be very easy… the protein for all foods is right there on the box!!

    #7692
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    Tracie_PKU
    Member

    Hi Emily, nThanks for the idea.I will try it.
    It also sounds as though ur formula is tastey.
    I Think i will try and get my dietition to let me try it.
    I hate taking any kind of pills,and i do not care for my Phenex 2 either. nBoy i sound pickey.LOL
    Talk 2 u later.
    Tracie-PKU

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