Such thing as a reverse calorie counter?
November 23, 2009 11:50 AM   Subscribe

I'm keeping a food log. It's the middle of the day. I know I have W calories remaining, X grams of Fat, Y grams of protein, and Z grams of carbs left. I'm wondering what are some typical meals I can eat for dinner, and an afternoon snack. Is there an online service that provides this type of info?

Thank you very much. Google didn't get me anywhere.
posted by mdebruic to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It looks like some recipes and meal plans can be found at this site.

The Zone diet, if you're unfamiliar with it, is exactly what you mentioned: balancing X carbs to Y protien to Z fat in constant proportions. (That's the simple version)
posted by ctmf at 12:22 PM on November 23, 2009

I don't know of any online services that would help, but I can tell you that once you've been keeping the food log for a while, you'll get a lot better at instinctively knowing what you can eat to keep your percentages approximately where you want them. For instance, for snacks, I have kind of standard pairings that are around 200 calories and are balanced, like an apple + lowfat string cheese, a container of lowfat yogurt + some almonds, veggies + hummus, stuff like that.
posted by amarynth at 12:24 PM on November 23, 2009

Maybe FitDay?
posted by nooneyouknow at 12:31 PM on November 23, 2009

I'm doing the same kind of diet, and I've been using - they will provide calorie information for pretty much -anything- that's sold nationwide or in major chain stores, and the user submitted nutrition info fills in a lot of the gaps. I don't always go by their menu recommendations, but it's really easy to find good suggestions.
posted by BZArcher at 2:47 PM on November 23, 2009 might help.
posted by ashputtel at 7:42 AM on November 24, 2009 Great site. App for iphone also.
posted by gb77 at 4:23 PM on November 28, 2009

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