Advice wanted on calorie counting

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by lunar jim, 27 September 2009 Social URL.

  1. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

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    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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    (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
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Thanks Lou, I'll have a look at that!
     
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    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
     
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    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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    Thanks for this info guys! :D Will definately check out that fitday website.
     
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