Food input/Meal tracking

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    Tom
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    Hi coaches, I’ve got two questions about the food tracking option on here and about meal tracking.

    1. Over the years I’ve been used to MFP and all my meals are stored etc and ingredients are stored on it, but i’m finding I have to manually input my stuff on this app because the barcode doesn’t recognise my stuff, even stuff like the veggies/salad ingredients I use for example.

    2. My previous coach would give me a meal plan, but in a couple of my meals he would say either “as much watery salad as you want” or “as much veg as wanted” obviously to go with my meals. My first thought is that I love veg and I don’t mind packing that meal haha, and I have realised when I’ve gone to add veg/watery salad on this app that it all just says Zero calories, even if I put say 100g broccoli for example.
    So my question is, do you track veg? Watery salad? Or do you just track the protein/carbs and fats sources?

    Thank you.

    Tom

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    Joe
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    Joe
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    #229016
    Tom
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    Hey Joe, thank you for getting back to me. As you probably know I’m Uk based as I’ve spoken with you a few times. Now I’ve manually inputted some of my stuff like the protein I use, meat I use, and rice etc, and fruit sources I use like frozen blue berries/banana/apples. I shop at Aldi mainly.
    As mentioned above I was given meal plans and told not to track my greens, and watery salads. I eat 5 meals a day. We all know these contain calories as mentioned this is why I asked as well because being told to eat in un-limited amounts of things and then being told to track all meals and things is another haha. Like I said I love my veggies and I can go overboard unless I’m told to eat a certain amount. (I’m more of a what is measured is managed kinda guy)
    So anyway long story short mate here is what I’m scanning and nothing is found, and clearly you can see it’s lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, tomatoes, so inputting the information is Cals/nutritional info is all unknown, they don’t contain much calories, protein, carbs, fats is irrelevant, it’s just nutrient dense foods to add volume to our meals and that’s it mate, but 200g broccoli is around 80 calories and calories are king especially when in a dieting phase (when I start dieting anyway haha.)
    Thanks for getting back to me Joe and I’ll look forward to your response. 👍🏽

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    #229067
    Tom
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    Also spices? Cajun spice, paprika spices? I don’t track those either

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