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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. darmesh

    darmesh Platinum IL'ite

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    9.7.14 Wednesday :

    Total Calories Allowed for a day : 1970 Calories (using myfitnesspal apps)

    Breakfast :

    Digestive Biscuit 1 - 40 Cal

    Aloo Tamatar sabji 250g - 135 Cal

    Chapati (small) 5 -300 Cal

    Cucumber raw medium - 24 Cal

    Mangoes raw half cup - 54 Cal

    Total Breakfast : 553 Cal

    Remaining allowed for the day : 1417 Cal
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
  2. darmesh

    darmesh Platinum IL'ite

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    9.7.14, Lunch :

    South Indian Lemon Rice 150 g (appr) - 300 Cal

    Boiled Egg 1 -78 Calorie

    Lunch Total : 378.

    (Remaining Calories allowed for the day : 1039 )
     
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  3. darmesh

    darmesh Platinum IL'ite

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    9.7.14 Wed

    Snacks :

    Raw banana 2 - 210 Cal

    Mango raw half cup - 54 Cal

    3 digestive biscuits - 120 Cal

    Total snacks : 384 Cal
     
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    9.7.14 Wed :

    dinner :

    Cabbage fry half cup - 89 Cal

    3 dosa - 240 Cal

    South Indian Sambaar - 150 Cal

    daniya chatney - 100 Cal

    Total Dinner : 581 Cal
     
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    Summary for 9.7.14 Wed :

    Total Calories Permitted : 1970

    Total Calories Consumed : 1896

    Great Day, because successful restrained eating done !
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014
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    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    [TABLE="class: table0"]
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    [TD="class: first alt"]Breakfast
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    [TD="class: alt"]Calories
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    [TD="class: first alt"]Rotli - Chapati, 5 cooked
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    [TD]300
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    [TD="class: first alt"]Raw - Cucumber, 1 medium
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    [TD]24
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    [TD="class: first alt"]Parle - Hide and Seek (Chocolate Chip Cookies), 1 Biscuit
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    [TD="class: first alt"]Jammy's - 1 Egg Plain Omlette, 1 large
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    [TD="class: first alt"]Home - Coconut Chutney, 4 tablespoon
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    Total Breakfast Calories

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    [TD]650
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  7. darmesh

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    10.7.14 Thursday

    Total Calories allowed : 1970
    So far consumed : 650

    Remaining for the day : 1320
     
  8. pickles

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    It totally works.. I have done it before and Im doing it again now post-pregnancy.

    Its really simple.. I use the livestrong app to log my calories. To lose 0.5 kg per week one needs a deficit of 3500 calories so that means eating 500 calories less than maintance daily.

    By logging everything I eat, its easy to keep an eye on my goal.
    2 years ago I hit 70 kg my all time high. Then I started the calorie counting diet (no time for exercise, only 30 minute walk to work to and fro).
    And trust me it was easy, I also went on vacation in this time, ate all I wanted pizza,pasta etc. just sticking to my limits. Ofcourse, there are off days.
    And some days one can enjoy all good food by eating maintenance. So if I eat 500 deficit for 7 days out of 10 and rest 3 days I eat maintenance, I will lose 0.5 kg in 10 days.
    This way I lost 6kg in 4 months .. not bad at all!

    Now Im on it again, and losing 1.5-2 kg per month :)

    However, now I no longer log my calories. Instead I calculate calories in my mind.
    I keep 100 calories =~ 1 point
    Once you start logging you will know the calories of most stuff, its not important to be so accurate.
    So my calorie goal is 1400 cals = 14 points
    My average day goes like this:

    breakfast :
    cornflakes in milk = 3 points
    OR milk = 2 points and 2 bread slices = 2 points

    lunch :
    3 chapati = 3 pts
    1 sabji = 1 point (from the oil mainly)
    if dal = 1 point

    so after lunch I know how much I have left.. generally its 14-8 = 6 points

    So I know if I goto cafeteria and have a piece of cake (which I used to do a lot), that wil be 4 points, and I will left with only 2 pts for dinner whaatsmiley

    So that gives me the strenght to control my craving. I have some snack that has 1 point instead.. eg. 1 fruit , small soup portion, some mini pretzels etc.
    So now I have 5 points left for dinner and I can enjoy a nice home cooked meal in that!!

    Now, what happens if I know I will go out for pasta dinner...
    That day I try to not cross my maintenance that is 1900 cals = 19 pts.
    I know pasta dinner plus desert would be arnd 11 pts.
    So I limit my breakfast+lunch to 19-11=8 pts..

    totally works!!
    :)

    Right now I lost 3.5 kg in 2 months, including eating out a lot ;) , no exercise(not a good thing but oh well)...
     
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    Thanks for giving your own case as an evidence that calorie counting really works !
     
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    @Generous
     

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