Calorie counting resources

As you can see, I tend to eat out more on weekends. It can be difficult to estimate your calorie intake when eating out (because you have no idea what was added to them to make them delicious). What I’m referring to here is the butter, lard (yes, lard), creams, and oils added in the kitchen. However, there are certain resources which have made it easier for us to guess calorie content of our favorite dishes. Now there is a law requiring all large U.S. chain restaurants (20 or more locations) to disclose at least calorie counts for all the foods and drinks on their menus. There are also helpful free websites where you can make informed decisions when ordering your next meal. One such website is www.calorieking.com, where you can search for calories in various foods, and chain restaurant offerings.

Although we are aware that these calories counts can be off, (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34751054/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/) we can at least have a better idea of the calorie content of our favorite meals.

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About notyouraveragefoodie

Not your average foodie, indeed. I have a Masters Degree in Dietetics and am currently employed as a Registered Dietitian at a nationally renown clinic. I created this blog to entertain and inform foodies everywhere. I am a busy, working woman battling the same food issues most people struggle with every day. Possessing the knowledge about food is the easy part. Putting it into practice... that’s where it gets tricky. I consider myself obsessed with food –– how it looks, how it smells, how it tastes, even how it makes me feel. My hope is to provide recipes, tips & tricks each day, to help foodies everywhere eat like a dietitian. I will be sharing my tips & tricks in the kitchen, providing delicious recipes, and helping foodies everywhere navigate through the supermarket, eating out, preparing foods at home, and surviving tricky eating situations whenever they arise.

Posted on April 24, 2011, in Good to know and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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