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OKANOG Posts: 7,117
3/29/07 6:54 A


DINING OUT - can present problems in trying to figure the caloric values.

Consider that most fried or deep fried foods, cream sauces and salad dressings are high in calories.
If unsure, choose cooked foods that are steamed,roasted or broiled. For salads, ask for dressing on the side. At least you then can control the amount used.
If a restaurant does not show caloric values for there foods, on the web or offer health smart menu choices.... you could boycott them and go else where.

I assume it is:
1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw for:
vegetables, meats, pasta's or grains.


Processed foods usually have the nutrient values on the item package. I personally, choose to enter this information. Which is available in the food tracker as "enter food not listed".

For raw single serving of foods, if unsure of the caloric values I use this site:

Edited by: OKANOG at: 3/29/2007 (07:08)
3/28/07 4:32 P

I'm getting used to the decimals. But what if you don't know what they mean by a serving. My friend took me to lunch and I had a chimi, but there were only 2 in the listings. One was 600 calories and the other was a thousand. If the restaurant you went to is'nt listed, or the brand that you bought, what is the best thing to do?

OKANOG Posts: 7,117
3/27/07 3:46 A

I hear ya it is frustrating!
I think most use the decimal system when adding ingredients.
Per Serving only option.
If I only want to use 1/2 a serving I type in .50 in decimal system for 1/2 serving and that works.

Edited by: OKANOG at: 3/27/2007 (03:51)
3/23/07 5:43 P

I would like to contribute some recipes, but on some of the ingredients it doesn't give me the option of using fractional measurements instead of decimal measurements. And on some other foods it just says servings instead of cups, spoons or ounces. Am I missing something on the site?

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