(Closed) My Fitness Pal and home cooking

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I just put in each item individually, like if I do stir fry, I’ll add a portion of chicken, a portion of rice, a portion of veggies and then find a sauce that seems similar to the sauce I made.

Post # 4
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I use MFP quite frequently, and if it is a recipe I’ll make often, I’ll add the recipe into MFP directly, so I can get an accurate count of calories.  If I’m being lazy, I’ll add the items in individually or just enter the total calories I consumed.

Post # 6
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1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

This website: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

 

Lets you basically cut and paste a recipe in and then analyzes it. You put in the servings. It’s so much easier than MFP’s recipe calculator where you’re spending 15 mins on find food… eggs… three servings… add… find food… olive oil… etc.

 

Post # 7
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2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@thatredheadedbride:  +1. I’ve added a few recipes and it was pretty easy to do! Only going to do it for things I plan on making often though. 

Otherwise I try to find something very similar. 

Post # 8
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I usually just add the recipe to my database and then I have it for the next time I cook. It is time consuming at first, but gets faster/easier with practice. 

Post # 9
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594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I build the recipe and weigh the whole thing (in a tared dish), then weigh my portion!

Post # 10
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4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@GoldfishPie:  Omg, great link. Thanks! I will for sure be using that.

Post # 11
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Honestly I’m using MFP a lot less started cooking more for scratch, and for just this reason. I try new recipes every week, and it is really frustrating to have to input every component. If I do try to input, its because I find something that somebody else has inputed that seems simliar. Good luck!

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