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Calorie counting for fresh food cooking

What's the best way to count calories when you're cooking food from scratch? How do you count calories? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 9, 2013 - 27 answers

School me, please, for I am ignorant.

I am a nutritional newbie - I never took any classes on the subject, I'm a lifelong selective eater, and what little I know has been memorized, mostly in the last two months. I'm in need of some specific schooling on my current peculiar weight-loss situation. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

What Are We Really Counting?

How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

But it's a salad!

What restaurant foods seem/sound healthy, but are actually shockingly unhealthy? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Oct 13, 2011 - 40 answers

Is there a free online resource for British calorie counters?

Mum is trying to count calories in her recipes. Is there a free, online resource where she can look up nutritional information using British names for things (eg mince and courgettes, not ground beef and zucchini) and get the results in calories per 100g (not per 'medium item' or per 2/3 cup)? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Sep 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Switching to the good stuff

Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 22, 2011 - 24 answers

Does your body go into starvation mode?

Nutrition filter: I have read a lot of articles about how if you consume less than 1200 calories your body goes into "starvation mode." I have read other articles that claim it is just a myth. Anyone have any sense of the truth of this? Thank for your help!
posted by Equiprimordial on Apr 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Are restuarants illegally keeping calories a secret?

Are restaurants breaking the law by not providing nutritional information, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

My gut is not a calorimeter.

Prompted by this comment, I'm here to ask what the deal is with "calories" as a measure of "nutritional content" (whatever that means). I understand that the calorie value we see on food packaging is arrived at by burning the food in a calorimeter, and that this would be an effective measure of the total chemical energy in the substance. How well does this actually approximate the energy our body can put to use (mechanically, or for other biological processes)? Isn't this measure essentially useless for people trying to lose weight? Why do we put so much emphasis on it then? Are there some foods which have an astronomical number of calories which our digestive systems can do little with?
posted by phrontist on Mar 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Why Am I Eating Like a Girl?

I'm trying to lose weight inside the normal BMI range. Am I eating too little? [more inside]
posted by Orchestra on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I estimate the nutritional values for homemade yogurt?

How can I estimate the nutritional values for homemade yogurt? [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Which would make me fatter 10lb of fat, or 10lb of celery.

If I ate 1lb of fat each day for a week would I gain more weight than if I'd eaten 1lb of celery each day for a week, and if so why.
posted by zeoslap on Jul 30, 2009 - 47 answers

Where can I look up calorie information for typical Japanese foods?

I'm looking for a website or perhaps a printed book that gives typical nutritional values for a large variety of Japanese foods. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

How is sodium in foods calculated?

Question about nutrition information - For products like pickles and olives, which are usually packaged in jars with brine, does the total sodium content listed on the facts (amount per serving x number of servings) include the amount in the liquid? [more inside]
posted by captain cosine on Mar 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How to use Statistics to Figure out Maximum Calories?

I've recorded my weight and the number of calories I've eaten each day for the past 6 months. I want to use to data to figure out the maximum number of calories I can eat each day without gaining weight. Any ideas on how to do this with statistics? [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Nov 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Can I gain weight from soda alone?

Based on calories alone and ignoring any other nutritional deficiencies, could I gain weight off of drinking just soda and nothing else? [more inside]
posted by destro on Mar 15, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I find out the caloric info of Chinese chestnuts - without a food scale?

Now that chestnuts are in season, I've been buying sacks of freshly roasted Chinese chestnuts almost every week and eating them like crazy. Problem is, I cannot locate nutritional information in a format that's easy to understand. For example, I don't have a food scale, yet almost every listing I find on Google has one serving of chestnuts as 100 grams. Also, how do I know if the nutritional info is referring to nuts still in their shell, or the actual nutmeats? Thanks to everyone in advance.
posted by invisible ink on Feb 3, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I know which fats are which?

Nutrition label says food has 5 grams of fat, 3 of them are saturated. There is no other information. Would the other fat be trans, polyunsaturated, or monounsaturated? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Jan 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Caloric intake for plus-sized pregnancy?

How many calories does a plus-sized woman need during pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Apr 24, 2007 - 15 answers

A human version of Science Diet?

Is there a human equivalent to premium cat food? That is to say, a single form of synthetic food that will serve all hunger and nutritional needs? If not, why not? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Oct 13, 2006 - 40 answers

Does UNDEReating slow weightloss?

I keep hearing that while you're trying to lose weight, you should be careful not to UNDEReat. True? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 9, 2005 - 17 answers

How accurate are FDA food labels?

Calories and Nutrients: How do they measure them? [the fat's inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Apr 12, 2004 - 10 answers

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