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How practicable is measuring the calorie intake of every day ?

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by darmesh, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. sweetypi

    sweetypi Platinum IL'ite

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    I have never counted calories as such though I try to eat a nutritious and balanced diet. I eat eggs, butter, bread and dessert everyday. I absolutely hate low-fat stuff. So far I've never been overweight or looked out of shape. I'm 35 weeks pregnant now. Am I in for trouble post-partum ? I've put on 19 lb so far. :help
     
  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom Platinum IL'ite

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    As long as it is in moderation, your current diet should be OK. I too am no fan of the low-fat foods. I would rather have a small portion of real butter for example. Just make sure your blood sugar levels are in the right range.
     
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  3. Laks09

    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Gauri,
    As I increase weekly miles, I'm seriously contemplating whey protein powder. I used to, then quit because somebody told me it causes kidney stones. Today my doc was asking me to try it since I'm into running longer distances. I'm not a fan of it but I'm thinking of trying some of the endurance sports brands.

    Dharmesh,
    Try cutting out the number of chapathis in the AM. chapathis, aaloo, digestive biscuits, chai are all great carbs. They provide you with instant energy. To sustain and stay full you do need protein - a glass of milk, cheese, egg, peanut butter etc.
    same with lunch/dinner. Dahi is great but do add dals, channa, rajma, etc to your diet. Cut out some of the rice to accomodate calories. By adding more fibre and protein you fuel your body better and can reduce some cals since you will feel fuller longer.
     
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  4. Laks09

    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    SP,
    I had my first child at 33 weeks. Started off at 110lbs and I was 150 when she was born. I lost all that and got back to normal.
    My second child was born at 29 weeks. I conceived him after a trip where I had already gained 10lbs. I started at 120 and was closer to 145-150 when I had him. I'm almost back in pre preg wt right now. It took a little longer but it's possible. I was stuck at 138 and then at 130 for a long time.

    Looking back, I'm glad I enjoyed both pregnancies. Having preemies is no fun, it's serious business.
    Btw, I was all for real food. Now I mostly eat only foods that help me become a better runner. I'm contemplating a green smoothie for the same. I could never imagine drinking celery/kale in a smoothie form but now I'm really motivated to run. Once you have the baby and he's well settled are you are well healed, you can find one fun activity, watch what you eat and slowly but steadily it'll come off.
     
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  5. darmesh

    darmesh Platinum IL'ite

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    That exactly is the first ever immense benefit I am realising even within the 2 days of using MFP with you guys' valuable guidance. I feel I am eating less than I normally do. It is something like some one spending money by writing every single expenditure , tends to spend less. Same way, this process of accounting calories makes me eat less.

    Hunger, yes, But, Hunger pangs, No ! Because I am not so drastic in food cut. The reason is my weight loss goal is only to lose 4 kg, not more than that. My biggest trouble has been I were not able to restrain my food intake, despite all my best efforts. This process of restraining food intake is becoming realistically possible, thanks you and other friends, who shared their first hand experience of calorie counting with me !:thankyou2:

    Okay. I will try water first. Then, if hunger persists, I carry cut cucumbers in a box to my work place. I eat it with a fruit. That way, I take care of minimum hunger (not hunger pang), I develop about an hour before lunch.



    Ya. Thanks.friendssmiley

    Certainly !:)
     
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  6. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Darmesh,

    late comer, but i have used keeping check on my calorie intake.i use mfp. and mfp has been a silent witness of my whole yo-yo to reducing from a xxxl to l/m today.

    ultimately for me it is not calorie counting or micro managing what i eat, it is more about being aware of what i am eating and how well i am within my limits. most of my lunches are always in the 400-450calories, while my breakfast will be 250-300 calories. i never go beyond the 1500 calories limit i set myself.. i believe 1200 calories that many people try to maintain is a risk, as we lose weight and our trying to manage the deficit becoming harder.

    i eat healthy, and do exercise as allowed from my health point..i walk a lot so i keep track of my fitness, my measurements, my diet in mfp.

    with regards to the chappati, the gravies, most of the items in the database is from people like you and me. from blogs, from rough estimates and they vary. i use them towards a approximation rather than exact figure. with 3 years of usage mfp has my recent,frequently used diet patterns which give allows me to understand my patterns. In my case i use oil very sparingly, so mfp gives me a fair idea of the fat content, the sugar and protein content of the diet i log in..

    is it practicable, yes. initially logging everything was looking silly, but then i had too many restrictions due to renal issues. i needed to keep track of calcium, protein intake.mfp was a boon. then watching my improvements, the changes, the graphs that kept track of my journey all motivating.

    A few minutes can make a lot of difference, and help you plan your next day to compensate on the overload of your calories today.

    nice to see so many mfp users..
     
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  7. darmesh

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    Thanks Shanvy.

    Good to see one more user of MFP for more than 3 years and has lost significant weight using calorie counting.

    I am understanding that concept gradually with every day use. It is approximate , can not be exact. Thanks for your valuable input !:)
     
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    Could calculate today's total calorie intake. It comes to 2208 calories, due to biriyani in dinner !
     
  9. darmesh

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    Becoming more and more comfortable with Myfitnesspal and find it easy to calorie intake, with every day use !

    Most important advantage is, I am eating less, because I calculate my calories !
     
  10. darmesh

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    [h=1]Your Food Diary For:[/h]
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014


    [TABLE="class: table0"]
    [TR="class: meal_header"]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Breakfast[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Calories[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Carbs[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Fat[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Protein[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Sodium[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Sugar[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Two Bite - Coconut Macroons, 2 cookies [/TD]
    [TD]130[/TD]
    [TD]15[/TD]
    [TD]7[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Two Bite - Coconut Macroons, 1 cookies [/TD]
    [TD]65[/TD]
    [TD]8[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Egg Bhurji - Scrambled Eggs, 1 cup [/TD]
    [TD]95[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]15[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Rotli - Chapati, 5 cooked [/TD]
    [TD]300[/TD]
    [TD]55[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD]15[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Generic - Mutton With Gravy, 1/2 cup cooked [/TD]
    [TD]109[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD]6[/TD]
    [TD]12[/TD]
    [TD]210[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: bottom"]
    [TD="class: first alt"][/TD]
    [TD]699[/TD]
    [TD]80[/TD]
    [TD]20[/TD]
    [TD]44[/TD]
    [TD]210[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: meal_header"]
    [TD="class: first alt"]

    Lunch[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Generic - 1 Cup Rice, 1 cup [/TD]
    [TD]210[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Curds - 100 g, 100 g [/TD]
    [TD]103[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD]19[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Chicken Breast With Skin Fried - Chicken Breast, 8 oz breast (112g) [/TD]
    [TD]160[/TD]
    [TD]15[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]34[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [TD]15[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Indian - Rasam, 0.5 cup [/TD]
    [TD]25[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]14[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: bottom"]
    [TD="class: first alt"]


    [/TD]
    [TD]498[/TD]
    [TD]18[/TD]
    [TD]8[/TD]
    [TD]54[/TD]
    [TD]114[/TD]
    [TD]18[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: meal_header"]
    [TD="class: first alt"]

    Dinner[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Homemade - Lemon Coriander Soup, 1 cup cooked [/TD]
    [TD]69[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Deep - Tandoori Roti (58 G), 1 Roti [/TD]
    [TD]165[/TD]
    [TD]32[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]6[/TD]
    [TD]458[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]South Indian - Prawn Curry, 1 cup [/TD]
    [TD]375[/TD]
    [TD]16[/TD]
    [TD]17[/TD]
    [TD]41[/TD]
    [TD]889[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Homemade - Chicken 65, 0.5 cup [/TD]
    [TD]55[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD]7[/TD]
    [TD]36[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: bottom"]
    [TD="class: first alt"][/TD]
    [TD]664[/TD]
    [TD]51[/TD]
    [TD]20[/TD]
    [TD]55[/TD]
    [TD]1,383[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: meal_header"]
    [TD="class: first alt"]

    Snacks[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Two Bite - Coconut Macroons, 6 cookies [/TD]
    [TD]390[/TD]
    [TD]45[/TD]
    [TD]21[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Raw - Cucumber, 1 medium [/TD]
    [TD]24[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first alt"]Mangos - Raw, 1 cup, sliced [/TD]
    [TD]107[/TD]
    [TD]28[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD]24[/TD]
    [TD="class: delete"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: bottom"]
    [TD="class: first alt"] [/TD]
    [TD]521[/TD]
    [TD]77[/TD]
    [TD]22[/TD]
    [TD]5[/TD]
    [TD]7[/TD]
    [TD]24[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: spacer"]
    [TD="class: first, colspan: 6"] [/TD]
    [TD="class: empty"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: total"]
    [TD="class: first"]Totals[/TD]
    [TD]2,382[/TD]
    [TD]226[/TD]
    [TD]70[/TD]
    [TD]158[/TD]
    [TD]1,714[/TD]
    [TD]46[/TD]
    [TD="class: empty"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: total alt"]
    [TD="class: first"]Your Daily Goal [/TD]
    [TD] 1,970[/TD]
    [TD] 246[/TD]
    [TD] 66[/TD]
    [TD] 99[/TD]
    [TD] 2,300[/TD]
    [TD] 74[/TD]
    [TD="class: empty"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: total remaining"]
    [TD="class: first"]Remaining[/TD]
    [TD="class: negative"] -412 [/TD]
    [TD="class: positive"] 20 [/TD]
    [TD="class: negative"] -4 [/TD]
    [TD="class: negative"] -59 [/TD]
    [TD="class: positive"] 586 [/TD]
    [TD="class: positive"] 28 [/TD]
    [TD="class: empty"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: first"][/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Calories[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Carbs[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Fat[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Protein[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Sodium[/TD]
    [TD="class: alt"]Sugar[/TD]
    [TD="class: empty"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    If every day were like today... You'd weigh 71.4 kg in 5 weeks

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