The United States Department of Agriculture has created an interactive tool that allows you to plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Like Nutrition Tracker you can analyze food items, track your intake and create individualized reports. In addition to the tools you are used to having, you will also be able to set goals, track your physical activity and create a personal journal with all of your information and goals conveniently located on one page.
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Build Your Plate
Maintaining a consistent and balanced diet is essential to preparing the body to perform at an elite level. Swimmers should be conscious of the fuel being absorbed by their body and understand how it impacts their performance.
Build balanced meals with "Choose My Plate", where you can plan, track and create nutritional meals to fuel your training. Check out more tips from the USDA by clicking here.
To view Team USA's plates and recipes click here.
For athletes who are constantly on-the-go, download NutriTiming to your iPhone/iTouch/iPad for quick and easy access to track your "Within Day Energy Balance" and help you match on an hourly basis your actual need for calories with your present rate of calorie usage.
Additional applications/programs that can be utilized are MyFitnessPal (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone), MyNetDiary (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone), Fat Secret (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iGoogle Gadget, Firefox add-on), and FitDay (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).
"The first wealth is health." - Ralph Waldo Emerson