Just to add, I put a few days of meals in the CRON-O-Meter every 6 months or so. I did it so I'd have answers if anyone asked if I were starving myself. Read Jeff Novick's threads on the thing, and set the nutritional goals as he suggests. http://drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6796http://drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7784
I didn't find it too complicated, but I'm used to checking on calories in recipes, so it wasn't too big of a leap. I just put my whole day in at one go, since I already know what I'm going to eat, and go back if I change what I had for, or after, dinner. You need to devote an hour or two to do it, and get it set up, the first time, and then your foods should just start to pop to the top of the list once you've got it going. I get bored with it pretty quick, however, as my interest in the particulars wanes fast!