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    I am trying to watch what I eat and have started exercising. I need to be able to calculate, based on the ingredients used, the calories for dinner dishes, biscuits, myo juices etc. Does anyone do this and if so is there a site to do it for me? I tried to find something but none are very good so far, like I can find coconut flour but will only accept quantities of tablespoons when the recipe calls for cups.

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    Default How to calculate recipe calories

    I use my fitness pal app. I find it pretty good. You can enter in the ingredients and it calculates the calories per serving for you. You can scan barcodes in too!!

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    My fitness pal for sure!

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    I record my food with My Fitness Pal but find the Calorie King MUCH easier to use to find calories in individual ingredients for recipes.

    The calories all vary on MFP because people enter their own etc. Calorie King will just give you one amount that's accurate (taken from the packaging). It also usually allows you to choose from a number of different measures (cups, tablespoons, grams).

    I take that information for each recipe, add it up and then enter a recipe on My Fitness Pal for future use

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    I haven't tried the MFP app to compare but the au Calorie King website is awesome.

    If you're not logged in you can still search their database and everything can be entered as grams (if recipe calls for cups, weigh the cupful to get the grams).

    If you log in you can use the food diary to enter whole meals etc. You can enter a family meal (eg. lasagne) using all the ingredients you use to make it, save it as a meal and select a portion size (eg. 1/8th of the whole recipe).

    I lost about 10kgs before my wedding just by using their site to diarise what I'd eat (or plan to eat, then change my mind when I saw how many calories!) each day.

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    Awesome, thanks. I should have mentioned I do use mfp but didn't know it did that but will definitely check out calorie king. Sometimes i get a shock too when i realise what I've eaten when i go to enter it! Hot bod here I come
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    Another who uses the myfitnesspal really easy to use


 

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