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Posted: 06 Mar 2011, 12:47
I just began this a few days ago and I wanted to ask anyone who has been here a while if the calorie counter is really that accurate. I hope it is because I have started something new and positive for myself and this helps make things a little easier to keep up with.


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Posted: 06 Mar 2011, 19:33
Hi Tamielyn. Welcome. I've only been here about 2 weeks but I've found the calorie counter to be accurate. I'm sure there are some items that may be a bit off for whatever reason but I'm happy with it so far.

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 07:38
I would think it is accurat - otherwise it would be pointless. I have lived by the Calorie Counter religiously for about 5 months now, and I have lost around 80 lbs - check out my diary for details. This works if you follow it. That is all I did. Smile Best of luck.
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 07:53
The calorie counts are accurate enough to succeed. Come up with a good, healthy, long-term plan and do it. It works wonders.
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 18:45
Thanks for the replies! With the changes that I have made personally and the help with the calorie counter I feel like I am on the right path. I have to say that I love some of the recipes on here but the only thing is on some of them, it's hard to tell what the serving size.

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 18:55
It should say how many servings it makes . Which should help figure it out.

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 18:59
The calorie counters are largely accurate, yes. I've found a few food items where the underlying assumptions were questionable (one was that cooked oatmeal was salted), but for the most part the calorie counts in the food database are quite accurate.
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 19:15
I concur that the calorie amounts for foods are fairly accurate. The same can't be said about the calories burned thru exercise/activities - it's much too generous.
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 19:17
I used it too..kind of a big eye opener about what ive been eating no more fast food for me >.<

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