ALL THINGS FOOD AND DIET
I Want To:
Record a Journal Entry
My Weight History
My Diet Calendar
My Forum Posts
My Cook Book
Go To My FatSecret
The FatSecret Site
How do I count calories when I eat out?
Topic submitted for
Chibimeow's own diet
Joined: Mar 13
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.
Joined: Jun 12
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"(20/03/2012)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012!
Mini-goal 6: 36" Jeans <- Bought I can get them on but they are a bit tight to wear all day.
Mini-goal 7: 220lb
2013 Targets: 15 stone (210lb)
Maintaining between 210 and 217lb for 6 months following hitting my target!
St Paul's Cathedral - Climbing to the Whispering Gallery and Beyond (April)
Painting course - Starts on Wednesday!
Onwards and Downwards!
Joined: Jul 10
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.
Joined: Mar 13
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.
Advanced forum search
Diets and Dieting
Special Dieting Situations
Promote your Diet
Food and Recipes
Tricks of the Trade
Look at Me
Fitness & Exercise
My Fitness Program
Different Types of Exercise
Life is Fun
My Secrets for a Great Life
The FatSecret Site
View All Chibimeow's own diet Topics
Loving this site
Oh my word all!!! So excited I found a South African site like this.... Been using an American site and its of no real use, and I'm sure I've been calculating all my calories wrong! Haha! So ...
on 12 May 13 03:35 AM
Nutribullet info. ?
Nutrablast is a concoction made from the Nutrabullet. I have one and yes it does liquify everything. If you're looking to lose weight with the Nutrabullet. all I can suggsst is don't eat alot ...
on 11 May 13 05:41 PM
FatSecret's New Daily Meal Recorder Menu
OH MY GOSH....I just really dislike this new food entry and I just was reading thru all these & saw that we still can use the old format...I don't know why or how I missed that...but thank you ...
on 07 May 13 11:10 AM
JUICING..?? need advise
Hi, Just wondering if anyone is or has done this? I saw the Dr. Oz program with Joe Cross- Fat,sick & nearly dead and thought it sounded interesting. I would appreciate some help in this field, ...
on 03 May 13 02:05 PM
WW Points -- Kinda Sorta Back?
Okay, I really don't understand the grease monkey add on, help. I have fat fibre carbs and protein checked. How does grease monkey enter into adding this script? My copy of grease monkey on Firefox ...
on 02 May 13 10:27 PM
view more posts
© 2013 FatSecret. All rights reserved.