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 07-11-2006, 03:20 PM #1 I'm on the wagon     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Vancouver Island, BC Posts: 410 S/C/G: 314/275.5/125 Height: short stuff How to calculate custom food? Hi everyone... I am making up a healthy soup type of meal today and I wonder how I should calculate how much of what is in it calorie wise, fat wise, etc. Should I take all of the items I am putting in, and measure out the WHOLE pot and then divide it up into servings of 1 cup each? I want to be able to accurately track it in my fitday. Its going to have: ground turkey kidney, navy beans, black eyed peas, etc corn niblets celery, onion, etc and maybe some rice, barley or wheat pasta Tomatoes and a bit of fat free chick stock so should I just count how much per can, weigh the meat out, etc and punch it all in as a big mass and divide it up? Help is appreciated!! thanks! __________________ Weigh-in on Thurs.
 07-11-2006, 04:08 PM #2 A Mighty Thump     Join Date: Mar 2004 Location: Petersburg, Tennessee Posts: 793 Height: 5 feet 4 inches! When I make soup or stew, I take all the calorie content of the individual ingredients, add it all up then divide into how many portions the soup/stew makes. __________________ -Lynne August ~ First month on South Beach ~ lose 4lbs
 07-11-2006, 06:20 PM #3 I'm on the wagon     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Vancouver Island, BC Posts: 410 S/C/G: 314/275.5/125 Height: short stuff Great, thanks. Thats what I was thinking would make sense. I'll count the measurement and weight of everything I put in and write it all down and add it up / divide it from there! __________________ Weigh-in on Thurs.
 07-12-2006, 07:32 PM #4 I'm on the wagon     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Vancouver Island, BC Posts: 410 S/C/G: 314/275.5/125 Height: short stuff I posted my recipe in a new thread, I made it last night, not the first time I've made it but the first time I had to figure out all of the cals. It was confusing actually because everything was not measured in cups on the labels. But, I did it. Hope you like it. I did. ~ Angie __________________ Weigh-in on Thurs.
 07-12-2006, 08:04 PM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Apr 2006 Location: Rural Missouri Posts: 188 S/C/G: 272/ticker/200 Height: 5'5 You can go to fitwatch.com and they have a recipe analyzer that works for me usually. __________________ Alicia Overall goal:
 07-12-2006, 08:06 PM #6 I'm on the wagon     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Vancouver Island, BC Posts: 410 S/C/G: 314/275.5/125 Height: short stuff HEY thanks for the tip.. wish I had it yesterday!!! hahahahah I will have a look! __________________ Weigh-in on Thurs.