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# Calorie Count Help

 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 1:42:03 PMPosted: 3 years agoSo, let's say a fuji apple has a serving size of 1 apple (100g) and 150 calories.Does that mean the WHOLE apple has 150 calories, stem and core, or just the part people usually eat?If I had an apple that was 150g, is that 225 calories, or some other proportion, since the core/stems are/aren't proportional? Or, are they?At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 26,631 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 4:52:05 PMPosted: 3 years agoWhen I'm counting calories, I always assume that I'm eating the full caloric/ fat/ sugar/ all bad thing intake for you so that I am over-estimating as opposed to under-estimating. Sometimes I round up, too. For instance if something is 260 calories I might count it as 300.
 Posts: 3,995 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 6:33:26 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 1:42:03 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:So, let's say a fuji apple has a serving size of 1 apple (100g) and 150 calories.Does that mean the WHOLE apple has 150 calories, stem and core, or just the part people usually eat?If I had an apple that was 150g, is that 225 calories, or some other proportion, since the core/stems are/aren't proportional? Or, are they?Ok, I'm not used to counting Calories, I'm used to counting carbs, but I believe they are talking about just the part people eat.You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me "I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension." --Joey "Silence is golden, duct tape is silver" --PetersSmith Nunc aut Numquam
 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:02:43 PMPosted: 3 years agoThanks ladies.I will just assume the worst.At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 1,181 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:10:27 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 1:42:03 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:Calorie CountingDon't Bother.I probably eat a crazy number of calories... too much for how Inactive I am...but the number you should/can eat is not something so simple...if you want to be in good shape just don't actively be a fatso, pigging out if your not hungry.... and exercise.Working out/actively pushing it will work a lot better to get you in shape than worrying about calories.
 Posts: 1,181 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:13:14 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:10:27 PM, mortsdor wrote:I probably eat a crazy number of calories... too much for how Inactive I am...^ ^Admission that I'm not in shape, and consume too many calories...however, I probably consume about what I should be if I were working out all the time..And, I realize that the bigger issue is that I should be working out(lazy though :/ ... so I guess if you accept your laziness, you should count calories...)
 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:15:52 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:10:27 PM, mortsdor wrote:At 11/19/2014 1:42:03 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:Calorie CountingDon't Bother.I probably eat a crazy number of calories... too much for how Inactive I am...but the number you should/can eat is not something so simple...if you want to be in good shape just don't actively be a fatso, pigging out if your not hungry.... and exercise.Working out/actively pushing it will work a lot better to get you in shape than worrying about calories.I eat too much. I need to get portion control down. I am eating about 3500 calories per day. Too many by any metric. Further, I have an issue with food and texture. I cannot eat a lot of fruits, and barely any vegetables.I do intend to work out, but when grocery shopping wears you out, and my job is VERY mental (a typo can literally cost someone their life), I cannot be too drained from a work out.If I can stop gaining weight, even in the sedentary lifestyle I have, that is a plus.Apparently delivering pizzas was keeping me "thin", since I changed nothing since I quit and I've gained about 55 lbs since January.At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:17:31 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:10:27 PM, mortsdor wrote:And, actually, no, I was walking over a mile every day for a few months, and I managed to not lose any weight. I wasn't gaining any, but not losing any.I need to count calories to a more acceptable number.At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 26,631 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:23:54 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:15:52 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:I lost a bunch of weight a few years ago. I put some of it back on, but I have a wedding in April so I've been dieting again. I lost 20 lbs in the last 2 months, which would be easy as hell for you because you're a guy and you have a decent amount to lose. The weight will fly off you if you're disciplined. You can probably lose 20 pounds a month while barely trying. I've found that losing weight is very much mental as it is physical. Once you start seeing results, it gets easier to stick to it. The hardest part is getting started and being strict in the beginning. Let me know if you need any tips or motivation. This post reminded me to get back on my game :)
 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:26:59 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:23:54 PM, Danielle wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:15:52 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:I lost a bunch of weight a few years ago. I put some of it back on, but I have a wedding in April so I've been dieting again. I lost 20 lbs in the last 2 months, which would be easy as hell for you because you're a guy and you have a decent amount to lose. The weight will fly off you if you're disciplined. You can probably lose 20 pounds a month while barely trying. I've found that losing weight is very much mental as it is physical. Once you start seeing results, it gets easier to stick to it. The hardest part is getting started and being strict in the beginning. Let me know if you need any tips or motivation. This post reminded me to get back on my game :)I'll ask if I feel I need it, or my wife wants it ;)We need to be more active, but being broke makes it so you don't go anywhere, which I think is a big part of the problem. We don't leave the house, and now I just sit in front of the computer at work for 8 hours answering phones.It sucks....At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 25,980 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:29:04 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:26:59 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:23:54 PM, Danielle wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:15:52 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:I lost a bunch of weight a few years ago. I put some of it back on, but I have a wedding in April so I've been dieting again. I lost 20 lbs in the last 2 months, which would be easy as hell for you because you're a guy and you have a decent amount to lose. The weight will fly off you if you're disciplined. You can probably lose 20 pounds a month while barely trying. I've found that losing weight is very much mental as it is physical. Once you start seeing results, it gets easier to stick to it. The hardest part is getting started and being strict in the beginning. Let me know if you need any tips or motivation. This post reminded me to get back on my game :)I'll ask if I feel I need it, or my wife wants it ;)We need to be more active, but being broke makes it so you don't go anywhere, which I think is a big part of the problem. We don't leave the house, and now I just sit in front of the computer at work for 8 hours answering phones.It sucks....fidget"Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"
 Posts: 25,980 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:30:18 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:29:04 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:26:59 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:23:54 PM, Danielle wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:15:52 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:I lost a bunch of weight a few years ago. I put some of it back on, but I have a wedding in April so I've been dieting again. I lost 20 lbs in the last 2 months, which would be easy as hell for you because you're a guy and you have a decent amount to lose. The weight will fly off you if you're disciplined. You can probably lose 20 pounds a month while barely trying. I've found that losing weight is very much mental as it is physical. Once you start seeing results, it gets easier to stick to it. The hardest part is getting started and being strict in the beginning. Let me know if you need any tips or motivation. This post reminded me to get back on my game :)I'll ask if I feel I need it, or my wife wants it ;)We need to be more active, but being broke makes it so you don't go anywhere, which I think is a big part of the problem. We don't leave the house, and now I just sit in front of the computer at work for 8 hours answering phones.It sucks....fidgetIn case a one word response was not sufficienthttp://www.medicinenet.com..."Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"
 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:30:50 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:29:04 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:fidgetThat's right!Thanks.At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 26,631 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:33:44 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:26:59 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:Do you live by a low cost gym? Retro Fitness the chain is like 10\$ per month. See if you can find any good local deals. Check Groupon. If you can join an inexpensive gym, it really helps. They say weight loss is like 75% diet and 25% exercise, but for me, it's a lot easier to eat healthy only if I'm exercising. It's mental. For instance I HATE cardio. When I'm on the treadmill sweating my a\$s off, I'm completely miserable, and say it takes 15 minutes of suffering to burn 150 calories (for example). Well when I go to the store and I'm about to buy a bag of m&ms that's 250 calories, I think to myself OH HELL NO cuz I realize how much work it will take to burn off. Being aware of how much you're actually consuming is important. There are some cool phone aps that really help. My favorite is called My Fitness Pal. You log your food and it keeps track of your intake so you can monitor your goals. When you start working out, your body feels smaller and leaner... it's psychological. So for me, it makes me feel good to make healthier eating choices because I subconsciously feel skinnier after working out for awhile. So anyway, my advice would be to try and join a gym if you can so that you "get in the zone" and feel inspired to eat cleaner. It's also easier for me to actually get moving if I specifically go to the gym as opposed to promise myself I will walk around the block a few times (especially in the cold).
 Posts: 25,980 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:38:22 PMPosted: 3 years agoOne thing that has greatly helped me at work (though you may not be able to do this) was to get a raised desk. I now stand at my desk. I also have a headset so it is easy to fidget and pace and tipey toe and all kinds of things that help."Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"
 Posts: 24,991 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:43:12 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:33:44 PM, Danielle wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:26:59 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:Being aware of how much you're actually consuming is important.That's what I need to do.I'm a numbers guy, so that should be fun for me.There is a local community center, but that would be \$20/month or so, but as I said, I am broke.Like, we our overextended \$500 a month or so, plus the cost of food. When I say we don't do anything, we don't go ANYWHERE except the grocery store.Plus, I am depressed over my quitting my pizza job for this office job, since I make about half what I was, just for stupid experience in an office setting.And, "corporate" work sucks, and thanks to Obamacare, I still need to come up with an estimated \$800 to pay for the tax for not having insurance, while not having any. If only the company would give me half of what they'd be willing to pay for insurance since I don't have any.....At least the noble sheep provides us warm sweaters. All your hides would provide are coward pants. - Dick Solomon "I call albatross!" - seventhprofessor
 Posts: 25,980 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 11/19/2014 8:53:18 PMPosted: 3 years agoAt 11/19/2014 8:43:12 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:33:44 PM, Danielle wrote:At 11/19/2014 8:26:59 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:Being aware of how much you're actually consuming is important.That's what I need to do.I'm a numbers guy, so that should be fun for me.There is a local community center, but that would be \$20/month or so, but as I said, I am broke.Like, we our overextended \$500 a month or so, plus the cost of food. When I say we don't do anything, we don't go ANYWHERE except the grocery store.Plus, I am depressed over my quitting my pizza job for this office job, since I make about half what I was, just for stupid experience in an office setting.And, "corporate" work sucks, and thanks to Obamacare, I still need to come up with an estimated \$800 to pay for the tax for not having insurance, while not having any. If only the company would give me half of what they'd be willing to pay for insurance since I don't have any.....Not to go entirely political, but if you are under a certain income, you don't pay (or you can sign up for free care). If you are over that income, but still \$500 behind a month, you may need to re-evaluate your living conditions."Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"