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How to add only calories
I put in a 100 calorie marker so I can quickly put in any number such as 10gm - 10 cals, 100gm -100 cals etc.
For example, if I've had an egg salad sandwich out, I'll add up in my head the approximate bread, spread, egg, mayo etc comes to 240 calories then put in 2.4 serves into the generic 100 calorie item. It's not ideal for exact measurement but it is OK to use this when out and no control of exact ingress.
However, I have been counting calories forever so I am able to assess what each serving generally is. As FullaBella said, you can put it in your own list of foods but not on the general FS list.
Gosh - I hope I have explained it OK!
posted 11 Sep 2019, 03:59
Counting Calories
Eating natural, non-processed foods means you can get a more accurate measure of the amount of calories you are consuming. Read the labels to get the measurements as close as possible but be aware that there could be inaccuracies. How do you know
the person making the burger hasn't slapped on an extra large spoon of mayo or the factory run hasn't deposited a few more chocolate bits into the mix? That's why when you take unprocessed foods you probably get a truer calorie reading.

Although calories in = calories out (generally) - I do think the body processes fast foods and stores the calories more easily whereas plainer natural foods take a bit more work for the body to digest. Digesting rolled oats and chopped apple with a little protein is going to keep you fuller and your body working harder for a few hours than a heated up freezer meal or a takeaway with the same amount of calories. Also don't underestimate the process of "handling" food such as the washing, preparing and cooking of food which satisfies the senses and contributes to not feeling like you're missing out. This is harder for people on the run of course but chopping up an apple is extending the food connection a little longer than ripping open a muesli bar.

Weigh everything. One person's idea of an average orange could be quite different from another persons average orange by as much as 30 calories.
I generally overestimate calories by 5% and underestimate my exercise expenditure by 10%.
posted 15 Sep 2013, 15:11
I need some low fat ideas for late afternoon snacks.I want something to chew on to help my hunger .
Hunger in the afternoon is usually the result of too little protein earlier in the day.
You must try and get some good quality protein in at lunch time.
One of the best things I've found is to have about 50 gm of smoked chicken on 3-4 rice crackers (thin ones). You can add a tiny bit of chutney but watch out that it isn't one with too much sugar.
This really works for me. Also, get the Tegal brand because the Santa Rosa brand has too much extra fat and carbohydrates added to it. If you have lunch at 12 and dinner at 6-7pm, this is a long time so move things around to allow a snack at 3-4pm. This will also stop you going overboard at dinnertime.
posted 13 Aug 2013, 15:51
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