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How to work out calorie intake??

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2008/05/14 07:54:06 (permalink)

How to work out calorie intake??

As the subject says.

Ive got decent diet..well.... ive had it up on here a few time untill it was tweeked, however, I have no idea how many calories im taking in a day.

Am I bein daft here? Is it simply a matter of checkin how many calories are in a tin of tuna, 4 slices bread, chicken etc or is there a site which will give a guide to how many calories come from which foods.

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    tubbyman
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    RE: How to work out calorie intake?? 2008/05/14 10:21:56 (permalink)
    Almost all food has the calories and macros on the label these days, it's just a case of sitting down and doing the sums - it's dull but doesnt take too long.
    If you want to add up how much you're getting from individual macros you can do that aswell but obviously takes quite a bit longer.
    I get withering looks from my wife whilst surrounded by tins and packets etc.

    nutritional info on generic food like eggs etc can be found on t'internet - just google it.
    I tried doing it all on the internet but it worked out alot quicker just to get the packets themselves.
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    theiopener
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    RE: How to work out calorie intake?? 2008/05/14 10:38:17 (permalink)
    can i ask why do you want to work out your intake?
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    RE: How to work out calorie intake?? 2008/05/15 08:34:16 (permalink)
    Protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram.

    Fat has 9 calories per gram.
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    jayxjay
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    RE: How to work out calorie intake?? 2008/05/15 12:29:25 (permalink)
    I keep reading threads where people are eating 3000 cals or 2500cal etc. So i thought id count mine to see if im eating enough or not enough.

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    RE: How to work out calorie intake?? 2008/05/15 12:39:03 (permalink)
    It's a good idea. I used an excel spreadsheet.

    At the very least you gives you an understanding of what you're putting in your body

    I found that after two months of keeping a meticulous record I could pretty much tell what was good or bad for me, which was something I never really paid attention to before.

    Here's some resources:

    http://www.nutritiondata.com
    http://www.calorie-count.com/
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    RE: How to work out calorie intake?? 2008/05/15 12:42:57 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: romeshw

    Here's some resources:

    http://www.nutritiondata.com
    http://www.calorie-count.com/


    Cheers for that. Ill check em out

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