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Any online tools for estimating calories?


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#1 of 4 Vince Maskeeper

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Posted April 07 2003 - 02:49 AM

Trying to keep a closer eye on my calorie intake. Sometimes, the nutritional facts aren't available (so, for example, eating out). Wondering if there is an tool available that will give you rough estimates (Like 1 cup white rice, 1 cup chicken and vegetables, etc).

Again- I'm not looking for anything super accurate- but would love to be able to get a ballpark figure for those handful of times I'm not able to get an accurate count.

Anything like this out there?

-Vince
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#2 of 4 Leila Dougan

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Posted April 07 2003 - 03:47 AM

This page seems pretty comprehensive:

http://www.ntwrks.co...kev/chart1a.htm

I think a book would be the best but I can understand the desire for an online version.

If you're interested in the content of restaurant items, this page is good:
http://www.dottiswei...estaurants.html

I realize it's geared towards Weight Watchers and so the points are calculated, but many of the entries have the calorie/fat/fiber info listed as well.

#3 of 4 Brian Mansure

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Posted April 07 2003 - 04:10 AM

Vince,

Gotta check out www.fitday.com.

I've been on a low carbohydrate diet for 7 weeks now and this site has been really helpful to keep track of everything for me.
It's completely free to join and I haven't received any spam from them either.

You can not only keep track of calories but it breaks down those calories into Fats, Proteins, Carbs and Alcohol.
You are able to set many different types of fitness goals and it'll even generate reports on how you're doing.

Seriously a great site that has helped me alot with my own trek to better health.

Have a good one.
Brian

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#4 of 4 Joe Szott

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Posted April 07 2003 - 04:12 AM

Vince,

Just go to the source. You can't get more reliable than the USDA database:

http://www.nal.usda....n/nut_search.pl