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Nov 25th, 2013, 17:50 PM  
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How Strict Are You?

When counting calories, how strict are you? If the recipe you use isn't in the database, do you approximate with a similar recipe or enter your recipe into the database?
Nov 25th, 2013, 20:27 PM  
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I kinda count, but I'm not strict. I don't use MFP or any database, I just look at packets and guess based on what I know. Come to think about it, that's probably where I'm going so wrong
Nov 25th, 2013, 20:29 PM  
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What are you using?

I use myfitnesspal and enter the recipe best I can then save meal for future x
Nov 26th, 2013, 13:47 PM  
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I'm quite strict and add every ingredient I've used so that it's as accurate as possible
Nov 26th, 2013, 14:35 PM  
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I don't calorie count at the moment, but I used to make rough guesses and add all the ingredients!
Nov 26th, 2013, 15:44 PM  
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I tried doing that in the beginning and then I realized, even doing that will not be exact so I now I just sort of estimate. If I'm eating something with like 3000 calories, then yeah there's a problem!
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