3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Clash of the Titans: Calorieking VS Fitday

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
Resident Witchling
 
Nikaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In exile, in TN
Posts: 647

S/C/G: 198/190/140

Height: 5'7"

Default Clash of the Titans: Calorieking VS Fitday

So I just bought some quinoa last night, thinking I'd try it. Today when I'm planning my meals for the day and entering things into Fitday, I hunt for quinoa, and find it. Fitday tells me that one cup of quinoa is something like 600 calories! I decide to double-check on Calorieking, because that sounds WAY too high for a cup of any kind of grain. Calorieking then says that quinoa is around 235 calories for a cup. What in ****? Where does this huge discrepancy come from? Who's right? Why would either service over/underestimate by such a massive amount?

I'm so unsure now. What do I put into Fitday? Do I need to really restrict how much quinoa I have? I just don't know what to do.
__________________
GOAL

Mini-Goal: Under 180 by Imbolc!

C25k - one per run!
Week 1: Week 2:
Nikaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
Eating for two!
 
jillybean720's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 6,018

S/C/G: 324 highest known/on hold/150

Height: 5' 5"

Default

Did you buy bulk quinoa, or did it come in a box? If it has a label, then go by that. If not, then I'd go with Calorie King, as FitDay sometimes has amounts for things as uncooked.

EDIT: yup, I just checked both sites, and the calories on FitDay corresponds perfectly with the calories for "quinoa, dry" on CalorieKing (636 calories per cup).
__________________
*Jill*
Highest known weight: 324
Weight on morning of DS surgery: 308.5
Got down to about 185 before pregnancy;
Benjamin David born March 24, 2012, 7 pounds 11 ounces
Post-pregnancy: 206.5
jillybean720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
Resident Witchling
 
Nikaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In exile, in TN
Posts: 647

S/C/G: 198/190/140

Height: 5'7"

Default

Ahhh, that makes sense then.

Thanks so much for the help! I didn't know Calorieking had a different measurement for dry, I guess I just figured sites like that would measure the cooked calories, cause well, what do they think people do? Eat it dry? Ah, well. Again, thanks, I can relax on that now.
__________________
GOAL

Mini-Goal: Under 180 by Imbolc!

C25k - one per run!
Week 1: Week 2:
Nikaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #4
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,136

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

It is odd, isn't it? FitDay has potatoes, mashed, dehydrated, dry form. Huh?

But now that I think about it, if someone is making a recipe like a soup, and adding dry ingredients, they might need to know the calories in that form.

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
Resident Witchling
 
Nikaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In exile, in TN
Posts: 647

S/C/G: 198/190/140

Height: 5'7"

Default

Hunh....I suppose that's true, Jay, although I hadn't thought of that.

Makes finding the right version of foods kind of difficult, though. Does Calorieking have the ability to keep a record of what you've eaten the way Fitday does, or is it just a database?
__________________
GOAL

Mini-Goal: Under 180 by Imbolc!

C25k - one per run!
Week 1: Week 2:
Nikaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 06:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
baffled111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,986

S/C/G: 209/209/160

Height: 5'9

Default

It can also be easier to calculate the dry weights of foods if you're making a big stew or soup or something, and the portioning will only be done after everything has been all cooked together. You can't really measure rice once it has been cooked together with a bunch of veggies or legumes.
__________________
Smoke free since 2/11/08.
baffled111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 09:53 PM   #7
Is on an Infinite Cut
 
Ready2ShedLBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ft Meade Maryland
Posts: 682

S/C/G: 165/152/140

Height: 5'4

Default

I boycott fitday now.. I have been using a muuuuch better site, it makes Fitday look.. well... generic. I dont know if I can mention it here because it have message boards, which I have never looked at. I couldnt never leave my home! (3FC)
__________________
Trimming the Fat- losing the last 25 for good!


Started with Fat Smash but ended up going full on Vegetarian 11/02/07
Ready2ShedLBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2007, 06:31 AM   #8
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,136

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

Ready2ShedLBS, pretty impressive weight loss!

There are a number of calorie counting sites--a web search will give a list. A few of those sites have tried to spam members here, so their names get deleted.

Use whatever works for you!

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2007, 06:36 AM   #9
Eating for two!
 
jillybean720's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 6,018

S/C/G: 324 highest known/on hold/150

Height: 5' 5"

Default

For me, it's often easier to measure the amount of dry grain I cook before it's cooked than to try to take the moist, sometimes mushy grain out into a measuring cup or whatever. I know how many calories I'm eaing if I cook a 1/4 cup of dry grain and then eat it all (assuming nothing is added but water during cooking) without having to figure out how much it makes when cooked versus dry.
__________________
*Jill*
Highest known weight: 324
Weight on morning of DS surgery: 308.5
Got down to about 185 before pregnancy;
Benjamin David born March 24, 2012, 7 pounds 11 ounces
Post-pregnancy: 206.5
jillybean720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2