The calories are only high if you use too much. If you use 1T and get 4 servings, then you only track 1/4T, which isn't bad at all.
Just remember to be honest with your tracking. Just because you don't track it doesn't mean that the calories go away... You are still eating them and that could reflect badly at your weigh ins if you aren't being as honest as possible!
I use a quality non-stick pan and just measure a tsp or tablespoon of olive oil for frying/saute. And I add it all in my nutrition tracker.
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I love olive oil -- and it was a real shocker to me how much I actually used in cooking when I started tracking my caloried. Reducing the amount of oil I use is one of the MAJOR ways I have reduced my caloric intake.
In short: I bought a cheap non-stick pan and cut out LOTS of calories.
1/1/13 8:22 A
Thanks for the input. I was hoping I didnt hav to count it all since its so high in calories! Well thatwill help me to make smart choices when I cook.
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measure the amount you use and track it.
If you use 1 tablespoon to cook chicken, and you get three servings, divide it by 3 to get the correct amount per serving.
The pan will not absorb the oil, though, I did notice tonight that there was a very tiny amount left in the pan that did not get absorbed into the food. I still counted the full amount used
12/31/12 11:50 P
"Do i reduce it in half because the oil gets absorb into the pan?"
Pans do not absorb oil. Count what you add.
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Always measure it before you add it in. There's no way to measure once it's cooked down. The loss of nutritional value is minimal, and it's best to overestimate than under in cases like oils. :)
A tablespoon of olive oil added to a meal is always a tablespoon. It doesn't magically disappear into your pan!
12/31/12 11:24 P
I cook with a lot of olive oil. My question is how to easure it. DoI measure what I put in the pan before I cook it? Do i reduce it in half because the oil gets absorb into the pan? Its really hard to figure it out. I also dont like the olive oil spray.
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