How do I count calories when I eat out?

Chibimeow

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 6

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Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 16:37
So I want to go to an Indian food restaurant for dinner tonight, and I don't think they have calorie counts on their menus, how do I count my calories there?

I've not eaten at all today hoping that if I don't eat anything then when I do eat dinner I shouldn't go over 2200 calories. This seems ridiculous to me but I am really set on loosing weight.

Can anyone give me any tips? I work at Mcdonalds and even though I can count my calories there it doesn't seem like I'm eating well enough.

Does it matter what I eat as long as I count calories?

I'm so lost.
riocaz

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 21:29
Find equivalents and add them that way. That's all I do at least

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
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Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 23:15
Sometimes I try to find equivalents. Sometimes I know better than to try.

Last night I had tea smoked eel rolls, beef cheeks in orange sauce, and kung pao pastrami. Accurate calorie counts for these dishes just aren't availble.

When calorie counts aren't available then I just do my best to make sane food choices and eat in moderation. I avoid rich sauces, fatty fried foods, things that are excessively sweet, etc.

You will find some good approximations for Indian food, though. Beware of naan... a full-sized naan is north of 500 (mostly empty) calories.
Chibimeow

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 6

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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:47
Thanks everyone for the help, I was able to use the food finder and find equivalents to the food I had last night at the Indian food restaurant, If the approximation was correct then I did pretty well considering I didn't eat the entire meal and saved half of it for my lunch today so I wouldn't have to eat the fast food that I do because of where I work.



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