This week (starting yesterday on Saturday) I am trying out Reverse Tracking. I am doing this experiment with Weight Watchers tracking, but you could actually use Reverse Tracking with calorie counting or other forms of tracking. This is not my idea. I got it from the Weight Watchers message boards (which I recommend to those following Weight Watchers). Here is a thread there about reverse tracking (FYI, I post on those message boards as catspell).
What is Reverse Tracking
Reverse tracking is a way to pick your tracking day to start whenever you want. The default for most people is to think of the tracking day as beginning with breakfast. In my case, with reverse tracking, I am starting my tracking day to begin with dinner (actually starting it at 6:00 PM to be precise about it). To do this, I track the dinner I eat today (as well as any snacks thereafter) in tomorrow’s place for dinner. Therefore, my Weight Watchers “day” starts at 6:00 and then continues for 24 hours until the same time next day.
Here is how it looks in my online tracker for today: