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.