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    Calories for Veg / Fruit where is the best place to look them up?

    Sorry could not see the answer I was after.

    I have recently (within the last month or so), got more and more into calorie counting as I find it the easiest way to keep track of what I eat (while Weight Watchers did work for me, I lost interested and often ate to much due to hating having to punch in all these different figures into a calculator for every new food I wanted to eat)

    Thing is with WW many fruits and veg were free so had no points linked to them, now I am calorie counting I was wondering if someone here had a link to a site which listed all the calories for loads of different items. Main things I eat are peppers, celery, onions, mushrooms, peas, sweetcorn apples and bananas but need a proper fully stocked list as I think sometimes I am eating so much veg it is taking me way over my daily limit.


    Really need help with this, any replies gratefully received...




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    I usually just Google "bananas/carrots/peppers/strawberries/whatevercalories" and it comes up with a little drop down menu where you can choose per 100g, cup, tbsp etc. I've always found it pretty accurate.

    That, or I look on the Tesco or ASDA website and check the nutritional info on there because it'll give per 100g and usually per average size serving.

    If you're using MyFitnessPal, if you use common sense, most of the entries are accurate enough. Or you can create your own entries once you've figured out the calories so you have it there to hand.
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    Yes, My Fitness Pal, definitely. I'd advise being quite restrained with bananas, certainly, as they're fairly caIorific and full of the demon sugar, lol. I don't eat them any more, I must admit, for those reasons. I know they're supposed to have lots of benefits, but I personally don't see them as being good calorie value, and I can't quite understand how they're "free" foods on some plans. xx

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    I think they're free food because they're filling and you're unlikely to gorge yourself on enough of them to impact weight loss. I usually have one every morning with cereal, and they make amazing ice cream too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellaye
    I think they're free food because they're filling and you're unlikely to gorge yourself on enough of them to impact weight loss. I usually have one every morning with cereal, and they make amazing ice cream too.
    Yeah, they're ok in moderation, like all fruit. I don't find them filling though, they just make me hungrier - must be all the sugar! xx

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    I agree, I never understood how fruit could be free on WW. I know many people (including my mum) who could eat more then a couple pieces of fruit a day given half a chance. I try not to have grapes very often as I could go a bit OTT with them.

    I have a thing for Gala apples at the moment, luckily I can get small ones which are less then 50 calories each (they come in a packet so I can see the calories ) two of them do me each day




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    I agree with MFP being a good place to go but it's easier if you can find a weight rather than just an item.

    For example, 'one granny smith apple - 80 cals' doesn't say how big it is and you could be over/under counting and upset your totals. If you can find 'one granny smith apple 80g - XX calories' that'd be much easier.

    It's a good tool but things to vary massively, especially for items that don't have calories written on them (it's a bleeder trying to find the satsumas we eat - they range from something like 16cals each right up to more than double that - still no idea which is right!)
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    I also type something like 100gms of Apple into google as I also find MFP can be a pain to find the gms for some things.

    I also have a laminated chart with all the cals of the regular food on it that I eat which I keep in the kitchen next to the scales and I bought a small book and copied that info into it which fits into my pocket or handbag when I am out and about. (I don't have a mobile to get this info from).




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