My fitness pal???
is it accurate.
today i have eaten
2 rashes bacon
2 poached egg
1 slice toast.
the other day, i hate poached eggs, veg soup and tinned mackeral
todays calories are higher, yet the fat is less.
since when has tinned mackeral in tommy sauce been fattier than black pud? 😕Posted 5 years agomichaelbowdenSubscriber
I’ve been using it for about a month or so. For bought produce it’s great and you can check its accuracy against the packet. It is a bit of a faff and involves some guestimation when cooking from scratch.
It’s working for me (4 kilos in 4 weeks), mainly I think because it highlights the bad nibbles and picky food I tend to eat after a glass of vino or two.
But in those 4 weeks I’ve only been over the daily calorie intake once, on my birthday when I went out for a chinese. It’s taking quite a bit of self control!Posted 5 years agogavtheoldskaterMember
wow, what am i doing wrong, i can’t eat that much..
2 egg omelette
1/2 tin baked beans
sensible home-made. last night/tonight bowl homemade chicken/sweetcorn soup.
2 x mugs coffee one sugar/milk
1 x nightime choc horlicks light made with water
daily calories arond 12-1300
at the weekend i have toast/butter/marmalade breakfast. poach eggs/toast for lunch.
i struggle to lose weight on that.Posted 5 years agostevewhyteMember
The bar code scanner is a get tool for it.
Other than last week, i have found it spot on for my weight loss.
Wheni am entering what i eat i always edge on the larger portion size. Try to give myself some float in the system.
I have now dropped 13 lbs since 1 Jan and i think my metabolic rate might be slightly less, last week didnt quite make my target.Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
i checked mackerel on another website
112g fillet (so not in oil, or tommy sauce); 230 cals, 140 of which from fat
Compare cod – 100g serving, 82 cals, 6 from fat.
Roast chicken (skin off) – 100g serving, 79 total, 4 fat
The oils in fatty fish are good for you for many other reasons, but not for calorie control. If you stripped the fat out of the mackerel it would be almost the same total w/w as cod or chicken.Posted 5 years ago
Ton not all calories are equal. The reason ts worked todate is because you were so far beyond your ideal weight.
Seriously google and read about clean foods and try to stick to them. They can be a bit bland but spices and herbs , fruit and veg are your friends.
What you have eaten today would leave me seriousy lethargic and feeling crap.
Does taste good occasionally though !Posted 5 years ago
Leaving you 750kcal for everything you eat of drink over the rest of the day if you forget about the calories burned through exercise. 750kcal for everything after lunch including drinks is a pretty small meal in the evenings.
My guess is that the MFP calorie calculator thing builds in what would be considered “normal” exercise into it’s nutritional goal figures. If you have a job that doesnt let you take your 10000 steps/day or whatever then you will be using less than that. Hence the reason you are no longer losing weight.
Give me a shout on facebook if you want to discuss anything related to this.Posted 5 years agoGaryLakeMember
Ton, I find the calorie burn predictions for exercise ambitious at best. Garmins are known to over exaggerate calorie burns but even that comes in well under what Fitness Pal predicts.
I’ve lost 4kg in a month, I try to not rely on the exercise to meet my target – that is I eat what I’m allowed and any exercise is a calorie bonus.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
The nutritional data in MFP is mainly (all?) user-submitted, so yes it can be a bit wonky at times – but it’s usually pretty obvious when you search for something and get 5 results all roughly the same then one that is completely out of whack.
Most common problem I see is people entering the data straight off the pack using the 100g amounts, not “per serving” amounts.
MFP is great by the way. I’ve lost over two stone using it and I’m keeping it off.
And yes, I regularly have a sausage and fried egg roll for breakfast.Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Ton, listen to Glupton:
glupton1976 – Member
This is going to come across very bluntly, but it is not meant to offend. The other day you were saying that you are no longer losing weight despite eating not a lot. That’s a lot of relatively unhealth food you’re eating there Ton.
..and perhaps have a read of the race weight thread I posted. Basically, I’m eating twice as much as you, but not all the shit you’re eating. so I’ll be healther despite eating 2500 cals per day and 3000 on ride days, I’m losing weight.
I use MFP to record my cals too. Pretty much the only good things you ate was your eggs, beans (tomatoes (assuming they are fresh and you didn’t fry them in oil)and the toast if it was wholemeal.
In summary of race weight, the things that’ll fill you up and are good for energy and weightlos wise are wholemeal and organic products, plenty of fruit and veg. Wholemeal really fills you up and is healthier.
Example, so far I’m at 1400cals (excluding the 1000 I lost from my ride) and have eaten:
Granola plus 2 slices wholemeal toast
Dates and natural Cereal bar
Wholemeal bagel with ham & salad
Recovery XS shake (post ride).
I wont get near 1000 with the dinner we have planned, but will be having a Biltong & Jarlsberg snack at 8.30 to compensate and get some protien in.Posted 5 years ago
FWIW today I’ve had:
2 eggs worth of scrambled eggs,
Two slices of wholemeal toast,
and four glasses of water.
I will have tricolor pasta for dinner and some more fruit before I go to bed.
This evening I am doing some kickboxing training for an hour then going for a run for an hour.
I am losing weight at a nice rate and feeling much more healthy for it.Posted 5 years ago
And to put it bluntly its that attitude that will slow down your continued weightloss .
Because you were so far the wrong side of healthy it fell off once calories were restricted. How ever that will only work so long , you are now plateauing and need to take further measures to continue your progress which by the way has been going very well and im chuffed that you have managed to go so far.Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Yes, what Trail_rat said Ton in reply. Well done so far, you are obviously doing really well, but to continue and to be healthy whilst doing it, try changing your diet to something healthier. Bear in min just restricting diet can restrict vital vitamins and nutrients as well, so look for where you can re-address the balance.
Just trying to assist. 🙂Posted 5 years agozilog6128Subscriber
but doesn’t common sense tell you that if you’re trying to lose weight then shovelling a load of bacon, sausage and black pud in ain’t the way to go about it?
I would agree with you about the black pud and (certain) sausages due to the crap that gets put in them, however I lost almost 4 stone shovelling bacon, eggs and (good) sausages into my gob on a daily basis.Posted 5 years ago
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