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Advice wanted on calorie counting

#1
Hi all

In the new year hopefully I'll be completely off my diet and into calorie counting to keep myself at a reasonable weight.

I know of course that shop-bought stuff will have the nutritional value on the packaging, but is there some advice you can offer for estimating calories when e.g. out for a meal?
 
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#2
(fine picture of mr rollins there jim!!)

I bought a calorie guide from wh smiths whcih has indian/chinese /pizza etc in, they do say that some figs can only be estimated cos recipes will vary from on takeaway/restraunt to another but it gives you a ball park figure.
chains like macdonalds and kfc are not so bad cos they are quite standardised

let me know if you want the exact name of the guide
 
#3
Hiya, I use an online calorie counter, which I really recommend, it's around £8 per month. So in the long run a calorie guide in a book form would be sooo much cheaper, but I find it really handy to keep an online food diary. You can get a free 5 day trial on here essentialsweightloss dot com. I like it, was recommended by someone else on these forums.

When out for meals I tend to guesstimate the meal as a whole going by the nearest alternative on the calorie counter.

Dunno what I'd do without these forums, lol.
 
#4
(fine picture of mr rollins there jim!!)

I bought a calorie guide from wh smiths whcih has indian/chinese /pizza etc in, they do say that some figs can only be estimated cos recipes will vary from on takeaway/restraunt to another but it gives you a ball park figure.
chains like macdonalds and kfc are not so bad cos they are quite standardised

let me know if you want the exact name of the guide
It's a Youtube video, of 'Shine'! :D

Thanks for this, it looks like I'll be calorie counting right now, I've had to come off Cambridge Diet as I was rushed into hospital on Sunday for an operation! So I'm sat with my feet up and the laptop on...

What's the name of the guide, please?
 
#6
Thanks for this, it looks like I'll be calorie counting right now, I've had to come off Cambridge Diet as I was rushed into hospital on Sunday for an operation!
Gosh, hope you are ok :)
Well done for still staying motivated, that's ace! Some people [ie me] would take the break from the diet as an excuse..... hehe
 
#7
I use the Collins gem Calorie Counter book it has Fast Food calories in as well as family favourites and other foods and also has a very good section on how calories are burned, how many you can eat, components of a healthy diet, etc.

Lots of information in a little book
 


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