I'm not new to this forum, i've been hear many years. Obviously my weight shifts but never stays down. As I'm about to turn 30, i've decided that I will not be fat for another year (as I've always been big...always)
Anyways, I did the best when I would calorie count. Back then I ate a lot of processed and frozen foods.
Today however, I've gone for the whole food lifestyle and have been doing so for about 2 years now.
How does one calorie count like this??
Say, for example, I make myself a juice at least once a day. Handfuls of kale, spinach, a few carrots and celery, a wedge of cabbage, half a beet, an apple, a few wedges of pineapple and honey dew, maybe a kiwi ect,..so on and you get the idea. I juice a lot and end up with about a half gallon of juice that I drink normally for breakfast or dinner. (normally for breakfast as i never feel hungry in the morning)
Now how do I figure this? do I weight everything every time I juice? Would it be skewed because I removed the fiber and all that?
I'm tempted to go back to my processed food and frozen meals because all the info is on the label.
Everything I make is homemade and I have no idea whatsoever as to the calories in it or what a serving size would be.
Would I have to weigh and measure ever ingredient and then figure out how many calories is in each plate?
What about things like soup? I make a lot of soup and I just throw things in there and I have no clue how many servings it is, it could be 10 bowls or 15 bowls. Would I have to dish out the soup to see how many servings I made in order to do the math?
This wouldn't be so bad if I had the time, but I don't. I've done this before and it stretches out meal making to 2 or more hours. I figure pre- planing would help but that would still take a large chunk of the day wouldn't it?