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!

How many cherries for 60 calories?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-04-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
Starting over
 
Alana in Canada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 922

S/C/G: 257.8/242.4/135

Height: 5' 5"

Default How many cherries for 60 calories?

I was wondering if someone could let me know how many cherries make up 60 calories?

If there isn't an precise number of cherries, is there a measurement--is it 1 cup? 1/2 a cup or??

I've some in the fridge I'm dying to eat but I want to know what a portion is, first!
Thanks.
__________________
**************
my weight loss blog: http://mypsychemysoma.blogspot.com/



"Your best weight is whatever weight you reach, when you're living the healthiest life you actually enjoy." Yoni Freedhoff
Alana in Canada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 03:07 AM   #2
NEVER EVER going back
 
cfmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,747

S/C/G: 377/240's/150

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alana in Canada View Post
I was wondering if someone could let me know how many cherries make up 60 calories?

If there isn't an precise number of cherries, is there a measurement--is it 1 cup? 1/2 a cup or??

I've some in the fridge I'm dying to eat but I want to know what a portion is, first!
Thanks.
1 cup is 90 calories
so 2/3 of a cup is 60 calories!

Enjoy
__________________
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
cfmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 06:57 AM   #3
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 9,902

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

Height: 5'3"

Default

This opportunity is probably long gone by now, but FitDay says 12 cherries = 59 calories.

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama
JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 08:00 AM   #4
Kitten steps to fitness
 
Pas de Chaton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 144

S/C/G: 208.5/?/148

Height: 5' 6"

Default

This is what's frustrating sometimes about counting calories. The book I use says 8 cherries is 30 calories. I usually have 16, for 60 calories. When it comes to fruit and vegetables I'm not concerned about being off by 10-20 calories here and there. But I wonder what else is wrong with my calorie counts (or Fitday's, or whoever's). For example, I try to look up a skinny vanilla latte at Starbucks and get different results (I can't seem to find it on Starbuck's actual website, I have to go to 3rd party sites).
Pas de Chaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 08:30 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
jendiet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SC
Posts: 3,462

S/C/G: 211/see ticker/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

I like the idea of 1 cup cherries =1 ww point. I love cherries! I want to grow a tree!
__________________



Day of Delivery 230 ; start: 2111st goal: 209 prepregnancy, workout 3x week.2nd goal: Onederland, workout 3x week, (2) 15 min cardio.
jendiet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jendiet View Post
I like the idea of 1 cup cherries =1 ww point. I love cherries! I want to grow a tree!
This is what bugs me about WW, though I know they must be doing something right as it's pretty successful for lots of people.

One cup of cherries = 60 calories
One cup of blackberries = 70 calories
One cup of blueberries = 80 calories.

But they're all only 1 point??? Ooooh, that would drive me batty. Guess that's why there's different programs for different people.

Hmmm, but for that matter, if you're going to count individual cherries - that can also vary, depending on their size. You should see the enormous cherries I bought yesterday - at 99 cents a pound. Yummy!
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 10:20 AM   #7
sucker for candy corn
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 265

S/C/G: 186/ticker/135

Height: 5'6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pas de Chaton View Post
This is what's frustrating sometimes about counting calories. The book I use says 8 cherries is 30 calories. I usually have 16, for 60 calories. When it comes to fruit and vegetables I'm not concerned about being off by 10-20 calories here and there. But I wonder what else is wrong with my calorie counts (or Fitday's, or whoever's). For example, I try to look up a skinny vanilla latte at Starbucks and get different results (I can't seem to find it on Starbuck's actual website, I have to go to 3rd party sites).
I totally agree. I usually look up three different sources and then record the average of what they tell me. It can be really frustrating.
__________________
Halloween Goal - 165
Civakas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 12:37 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,176

S/C/G: SW:394/see ticker

Height: 5'6"

Default

Measuring food by weight is generally more accurate for calorie counting than volume or count, but even so calorie counting is at best an estimation system, and you've got to be able to accept that. It's frustrating only if you think it "should" be different.

But, calorie count is affected by so many variables, that you can't figure to the single calorie, or probably even to the nearest 10. What kind of cherries? How much does the edible portion of each cherry weight? What is the diameter of the cherry? How sweet is the fruit? When was it picked? What were the growing conditions - the temperature, the rain fall, the quality of the soil?

Two seemingly identical peaches, grown on the same tree, weighing the same and tasting the same, can have different calorie counts. The reason different sources list different calorie counts, is because they are using the calculations of different laboratories. Maybe the labs used a different variety of peach - or calculated the calories at a different stage of ripeness, or used peaches grown under different conditions. And even if they all used identical fruit (which would be impossible, but let's assume) they still could have ended up with a significant amount of variation....

You can deal with the inexactness in a few way, and really it doesn't matter which. I use an exchange plan (in general, a little more exact than WW points, and less exact than calorie counting). So one serving of fruit is approximately 60 calories, but it could vary by as much as 10 calories either way (on average - the actual variability could be even higher).

Yes my system is inexact, but when I've had trouble losing - it's never been because of the program's inexactness, but because I wasn't following the program.

Look at it this way. Say that a person is allowing themselves 1800 calories and they're underestimating their calories by 400 a day (and actually eating 2200 calories). The person gets on the scale and sees that they're not losing weight, so they reduce their calories by another 300 calories per day. They now think they're eating 1500 calories, but are actually eating 1835 (assuming they're "off" by the same percentage of calories). Even though the person's math is wrong - they still will lose weight.

In essence what I'm saying is that as long as you're being consistent, it doesn't matter if your math is off, because you'll use the scale to gauge your progress - and it's the progress that's important not the math.

Obviously as a person gets closer to their goal weight, the more precise and consistent they will need to be. But even so, the math doesn't have to be precisely correct it just has to be effective (and the scale will reflect that).
__________________




My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!

Last edited by kaplods : 07-04-2009 at 12:40 PM.
kaplods is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
Slowly but surely
 
kestrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: western WA
Posts: 375

S/C/G: 210/210/160

Height: 5' 8"

Default

LOL, I was just looking up the number of WW points in a cup of cherries about 15 minutes ago! I love when they're in season (and not ridiculously expensive) and bought some yesterday, wanted to check and see what a portion size was. I'll need to measure it out, because sitting down with the entire bag would be dangerous for me!
__________________
Losing the weight again after baby #5 (and leftovers from #4)...

Mini-goal #1: <200 lbs
kestrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #10
sugar is the devil
 
SweetScrumptious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 826

S/C/G: 208/ticker/110

Height: 5'1"

Default

Quote:
For example, I try to look up a skinny vanilla latte at Starbucks and get different results (I can't seem to find it on Starbuck's actual website, I have to go to 3rd party sites).
Sorry to bust this thread - But I have no problem finding the nutritional information on the official Starbucks website:

http://www.starbucks.com/retail/nutrition_beverages.asp

For Skinny Vanilla Latte: just click on Hot Espressos and drag down to it!
__________________
Weight Loss of 2013

-------------------------
Started Ideal Protein August 12/13 @ 208.8lbs

Last edited by SweetScrumptious : 07-04-2009 at 06:17 PM.
SweetScrumptious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 10:37 PM   #11
Starting over
 
Alana in Canada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 922

S/C/G: 257.8/242.4/135

Height: 5' 5"

Default

Omigosh--I totally fogot about the cherries!
2/3rds of a cup or 16 cherries--doesn't matter. It doesn't even matter if I'm out by 10 calories!

It's a ball park figure, I realise that, and that's good enough.

I'm with you kaplods. The slight inexactness of a portion control plan keeps the whole thing sane for me.
__________________
**************
my weight loss blog: http://mypsychemysoma.blogspot.com/



"Your best weight is whatever weight you reach, when you're living the healthiest life you actually enjoy." Yoni Freedhoff
Alana in Canada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 10:52 PM   #12
Operator265
 
Posts: n/a

Default

You could also get a nutrition food scale. It'll show the nutrition information like they show on the box of packaged foods.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2009, 10:11 AM   #13
Kitten steps to fitness
 
Pas de Chaton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 144

S/C/G: 208.5/?/148

Height: 5' 6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetScrumptious View Post
Sorry to bust this thread - But I have no problem finding the nutritional information on the official Starbucks website:

http://www.starbucks.com/retail/nutrition_beverages.asp

For Skinny Vanilla Latte: just click on Hot Espressos and drag down to it!
Okay, I'm lame. I saw that screen and because I am not a coffee connisuer (see? I can't even spell it!), I didn't realize a latte was categorized under Espressos. Thanks for the info!
Pas de Chaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2009, 11:09 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
jendiet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SC
Posts: 3,462

S/C/G: 211/see ticker/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

lol...I'd eat the whole blamed bag too--just another way loving HEALTHY food also got me fat.
__________________



Day of Delivery 230 ; start: 2111st goal: 209 prepregnancy, workout 3x week.2nd goal: Onederland, workout 3x week, (2) 15 min cardio.
jendiet 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 12:25 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2