Sometimes when you’re eating out (or eating in) you don’t have time to track your calories. Mom and pop restaurants don’t figure out calories for their menus and when you’re cooking a meal for 6, measuring, calculating, tabulating and creating a serving size is downright impossible. I’m creating this guide to help you get a general idea of calories if you’re eating certain types of basic meals. I create a “food” on my lose it app for occasions such as these. It’s simply called “Food” and it is 100 calories per serving. I guesstimate the calories for the meal, and track it with the app. Be sure to OVERESTIMATE if you are serious about losing or maintaining weight. There are also links at the bottom for other great resources.
Mac and cheese – homemade
Saltwater taffy – 160 calories for 7 pieces
Flour – 110 calories per 1/4 cup
Common Fast Food Restaurants:
I’m not a fast-food advocate, but if you must eat out…think. If you’re on the road a lot, consider the subway diet.
SUBWAY – (all values are based on a 6″ sub on multigrain bread)
Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki w/ Provolone, Sweet Onion Teriyaki Sauce and Mayo – 470
Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki – 330
Oven Roasted Chicken –
Rotisserie-Style Chicken – 300
Teddy Bear or Butter Bear Latte – Hot, 24 oz., 2% milk, wipped cream – 535
Teddy Bear or Butter Bear Latte – Hot, 24 oz., 2% milk, NO wipped cream – 455
Snickerdoodle Latte – Hot, 24 oz., 2% milk, wipped cream – 546
Snickerdoodle Latte – Hot, 24 oz., 2% milk, NO wipped cream – 466
Calorific App (DISCLAIMER – it has a similar name as this site, but we did not make it!)