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Hi - I'm new here so this is my first post 😁 I'm scheduled for gastric bypass surgery on March 4th and I'm trying to get into some good routines. Was wondering in particular about recommendations for food journaling - what apps are best? are old-fashioned written journals still a good method? If anyone has any thoughts on this, I'd love to hear them! TIA!

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i use itrackbites. The only thing is they have recently gone the way of a subscription. Luckily I purchased my addons a while ago. But I love the app. https://itrackbites.com/

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I think it’s what works best for you. First couple of weeks I had a legal pad and just noted all Water, Protein, etc. I now use Cronometer, it has app and website. I think most people use fitness pal.

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I use MyFitnessPal. It does the job and it’s free!

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Thank you all! I have used MyFitnessPal previously and liked it well enough but I will check Cronometer and itrackbites as well.

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I use Baritastic.

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I like MyFitnessPal.com. It tracks calories, Protein, Water, and exercise.

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I use sparkpeople. Basically the same thing as my fitness pal.

When I first had surgery, I had a google doc chart that tracked the following things:

Medications (when I took them)

Liquid/Protein (Time, what type of liqiuid/protein, oz of liquid, g of protein)

Breathing exercises (the hospital gave me a breathing device and asked me to use it several times a day - I tracked the time, number of breaths, and volume)

Walking (time and how far. For example, at first it was how many laps around my row of townhomes, then by time).

Space for notes.

I did this for about 2 months just so that I could see the progression. For example, I could see when I was able to increase from 1 oz of wter in 15mn, increase how any laps around my row of houses, etc. I found that after 2 months, I just needed to track via sparkpeople and my fitbit tracks my exercise.

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