Can you help? Using oil in cooking...

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redfrog246

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 07:18
Hey, can anyone give me an idea of how to account for your cooking oil in your food journal...say I use 1 TB EVOO in my grill pan for my chicken. I cook three chicken breasts and for dinner, I eat one...I'm not really eating 1/3 of a tsp EVOO b/c there is still a little in the pan when I am done. Do I ignore those calories/fat (which doesn't sound right) or what is the best way to add them in to my food journal so I get a better account for what is actually going in?
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kmartin

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 07:25
i would try to calculate the best you can and add that. If you use 1 tablespoon but that gets you 3 servings with extra in pan you could enter .25 tbsp of it into your food log. That should be about right.
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redfrog246

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 07:31
thanks...hope your day is better
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kmartin

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 07:45
Thanks. Not too bad now being here.
Welcome to your journey - May it be prosperous.

Dear Lord, You are the beginning and the end of this great narrative called history. Thank You for writing me into the story. Though I play only a small part, may I play it well. May I honor You with my days and my choices and may I truly know that Your grace works. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
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DeniseTra

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 10:50
Estimate it. You are really concerned with getting the carbs right, the fat/calories are OK to estimate.
SBT0183

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 13:05
Go with a third of what you use...if you overestimate you will intake fewer calories than you record, no harm in that if it's at this level! Worse thing that could happen is you lose more weight than you expect Smile
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dawdevil

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 15:47
i use spray pam just enuff to coat lightly the bottom of the pan...or can use a tbsp of butter or olive oil...thats what i use....just my ideas...hope it helps...
now that i have been and will be seeing docs regularly , i intend to weigh in at each visit only..that way i dont obssess at home about anything...thats a downfall for me..so...will keep ya posted as i go along o.0
stmueller

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Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 17:08
I overestimate a bit i.e. 1/3 of the EVOO, I'm on weight watchers and am usually at the high end of my daily points so I like the bit of wiggle room that allows. If you are a person who finds it hard to get enough calories than I would ignore that small portion or count maybe 1/4 Tbsp. like Kmartin suggested.
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