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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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What diet are you following PF? Looks like very low cal.
I'm not actually on a specific diet, just trying to eat less junk. Diet alla Odette...
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1200 calories a day...I'm needing to lose at least 30 pounds. I'm making this diet up as I go along, as it has to meet several criteria for my diabetes, heart disease and another very fun diagnosis that I try not to discuss in public. Oh, and I have to be able to chew it with dentures...
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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1200 calories a day...I'm needing to lose at least 30 pounds. I'm making this diet up as I go along, as it has to meet several criteria for my diabetes, heart disease and another very fun diagnosis that I try not to discuss in public. Oh, and I have to be able to chew it with dentures...
You have a great sense of humor PF

1200 calories sounds really low to me but I guess it's because I think in kilojoules.
Your meals sound very healthy and yummy.
I've got no idea what my plan of action is. Just trying to avoid eating high fat foods, my cholesterol is really high after the holidays. I haven't done a full blood test but I tested at the clinic and it's 9.1
I wouldn't mind losing about 3kgs either. All my jeans are too small
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
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Just checked how many calories I should be eating with an online calorie calculator.
To maintain my weight I need 2287 calories per day and to lose weight I need to eat 1829 per day. Going to try and work out my daily calorie intake now.
I suck at this, I've never been on a diet lol!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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Never ever go below 1200 calories, yes it will help you lose weight, but you need that much just to keep breathing, heart beat and sitting still. 1200 is going to help me lose 2 pounds a week, if I find I am losing too fast, I will increase my calories.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #15
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I'm on 825 calories for today. Maybe I should try the calorie counting thing. seems easy enough to follow. How do you calculate meals like stew or soup with many ingredients?
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #16
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I rely on what others have figured out already @ caloriecount.com

Go to the logging page and you can look up all kinds of foods. I have a free subscription and am logging daily.

But, I have also used it just to look up the odd food here and there without logging in.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #17
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I rely on what others have figured out already @ caloriecount.com
Thank you PF
I think I'm going to try this. I want to lose a small amount of weight, not too much. Think this might just work for me. It's more about my health though. I tend to take advantage of my fast motabolism and forget that my health suffers when I eat junk!
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I rely on what others have figured out already @ caloriecount.com

Go to the logging page and you can look up all kinds of foods. I have a free subscription and am logging daily.

But, I have also used it just to look up the odd food here and there without logging in.
I always wondered how you folks counted calories when it wasn't written on the bag (so to speak).
What if I double egg dip and bread something I am deep frying? Does that change the calories from a lighter breading? What if I use panko crumbs one time and Italian crumbs the next, does that change the calories? It all seems so complicated.
That's my excuse anyway. Still, it would be curious to know sometime.
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I would have to go look and see what comes closest on a site that someone else has figured it out already.

My math skill are lousy and I have better things to do than try to figure out exactly how many calories are in an item that is dipped three times in flour... In general you can find something that is very close. I've also taken three similar items and gotten an average.

I know my coffee has exactly 55 cal, because I looked up the half and half and sugar amounts.
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I always wondered how you folks counted calories when it wasn't written on the bag (so to speak).
What if I double egg dip and bread something I am deep frying? Does that change the calories from a lighter breading? What if I use panko crumbs one time and Italian crumbs the next, does that change the calories? It all seems so complicated.
That's my excuse anyway. Still, it would be curious to know sometime.
I just logged my food and drink for the day and according this I'm on 822 calories. I can't eat anymore!!!! It's too hot
It's a pretty fun to do though. I should probably just consider that eating healthy in my case means eating more. Guess when I eat junk the calories add up quickly and now that I eat healthy it's hard to eat enough food to get to the amount of calories my body needs.
They say I must get 2400 calories per day. How on earth do you do that without eating junk?!
I'll crack this in the morning, too tired now!
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