knowing your calories

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by beckah, 11 August 2008 Social URL.

  1. beckah

    beckah Member

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    This may sound silly but how do you know what food has what calories? i know most will say on the packets etc but say for instance a serving of mash? how do I work out how much and what calories it is?
    This is all new to me so sorry if I come across as ignorant
     
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    I found that site. Not too sure what they normally use on here.. but thats what i use when im looking for info.
     
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    Thanks Kirsty I will go and have a look
     
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    If you're strictly cal counting then weigh your potatoes and check an online cal counter for the nutritional breakdown. Add anything you add to your potatoes too (e.g. butter, milk etc.)- You can get cheap scales in £-stretcher or Argos for around £5?
    I check the cal content of each ingredient in a meal and add it all up. Most 'packets' of food these days give the cal content of the packet which is handy. HTH?
     
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