I'm sure you all are wondering how I have the time and patience to figure out the calories in everything I eat.
I'm wondering the same thing.
Aside from having the amazing self calculating spreadsheet that I created in all my consultant-ness a few weeks ago...I have...
I know, that's kind of a let down, isn't it? I use food lables when possible, but for the most part, I google. Want to know how many calories that honey wheat bagel is? No problem, if it's not name brand, simply google: calories honey wheat bagel.
There are a few sites that consistently pop up, calorie king, calorie counter, nutritional data...
But today I have found the most amazing thing. While researching my burn at the gym on the rowing machine and treadmill on self.com, I came across an add for Nutritiondata.com.
I use them a lot, so I thought I'd skim around. While I haven't tested out this tool yet, you can use it to CALCULATE HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A RECIPE!!! AAAHHH
I love my volumetrics cook book, I really do, but I also love cooking in general. I love trying new recipes and experimenting with new oils and spices. Not all of these cookbooks and foodnetwork.com recipes have quite figured out that I need to know my caloric intake.
www.Nutritiondata.com requires basic log-in information, but it's free, and I love free things like I love my food: a lot.
By the way, you can also save these recipes. I'm in love with this new tool. I'm thinking I'm going to have to test it out either tonight or this weekend.