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Char Gets...

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Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 13:49
Does anyone know a place I can go to enter in the ingredients for my own recipes and get a nutritional breakdown on them? At the Weight Watchers site they'll break it down into points for me, but not actual nutritional data. And I tried to enter my recipe in here...forget it!Sad Instead of allowing me to add 12 oz of dried black eye peas, I had to enter it by "serving"...which wouldn't tell someone else a thing about how to make this delish soup! Confused And trying to break down all the ingredients by "serving size" instead of simply "One can of petite diced tomatoes" or "15.5oz of petite etc etc" is simply too much work! lol So where can I go to figure out what my homemade meals are going to cost me calorie wise, and find out how well I'll be doing fiber/protein/carb wise? Inquiring minds want to know! Wink
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Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 14:48
I agree it is frustrating. I buy many things by the pound in stores that sell them that way not in a package. I often guess

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Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 15:19
When you select the item, have you clicked on the 1 serving link?

Often it then allows you to add by amount, they just default some items to the "most common" value like 100g, 1 serving, 1 cup etc.

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Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 15:20
I sometimes use to analize the recipes. It does not allow you to log daily, but if you have an account it allows you to save a recipe and gives you nutritional analyses. It allowed me identify old family recipes that required improvement or had to be ditched completely. Still as I mostly cook from scratch and follow my taste buds rather than a recipe, even if I cook same soup or stew twice, the nutritional value will not be exactly the same and updating it every time is too much work. I often just measure a portion of whatever I cooked and enter a similar food from FS database. For home cooked meal there is no way to know the exact calorie value of food you eat. For me it is more about portion control, if I eat 8 to 14 oz portion of a homemade dish I usually stay within my calories for the day. Calorie counting is a tool, like training wheels on a bicycle, don't get frustrated, just use it to your benefit.
The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~ Author Unknown
It doesn’t matter what diet you follow… What matters is what makes you follow your diet. ~ Tom Venuto

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Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 22:08
Try "sparkpeople" or "loseit"...I think one of those does that.
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Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 03:59
Love your Bible quote Yes he does

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Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 10:46
I like the one on the Calorie Count site:

I like to add all the ingredients and then play with the serving size (it adjusts in real-time) until it shows 100 grams of the recipe = ? calories. Then I just copy and paste the page into an email and send it to myself for reminding. I can't use the data on Fat Secret, but it lets me know the specs.

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Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 11:15
+1 for the calorie count website! I use it myself and it is really simple. Since I like using fat secret, I note how many calories I ate from my recipe, and try to find a similar food on fat secret that matches my intake--like if I ate 400 calories of meat balls, I just find some frozen meat ball brand and take a 400 cal serving of it.
Char Gets...

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Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 16:19
oh, thanks so much for all the input guys, this is great! I need the info for my own knowledge, and finding something within the same general calorie profile on FS would work great for me! Again, thanks so much for the help!
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Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 16:22
When you want to add a recipe, go to My Fat Secret. the column at the right will have under My community... My Cookbook... When you go into that page you can create a full recipe with all ingredients broken down.
It also asks how many servings this recipe will make. So when you go into your food diary you add 1 serving and it calculates it for you.

If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Char Gets...

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Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 18:01
ya, it wasn't that easy for me, mummydee, when I tried to add the ingredients it made it very difficult. lol BUT again, thanks for that CC site...I'm loving it there! It works great with this site and WW...dang, I'm gonna turn into an internet diet fanatic! rofl
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Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 21:13
I use sparkpeople

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