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Old 05-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hi! Total JUDD newbie here. I have been on Atkins for the past 2 months and have lost 7.5 lb, but for the past 4 weeks my weight is not moving down. I am very close to my goal weight (I would like to loose another 5-8 lbs). My JUDD book is arriving today but I have been reading lots of helpful posts here.

There is one thing that I don't know if I can figure out is how to count calories on homemade foods. Like I make lots of almond flour goodies, burgers and sausages from scratch), I really don't buy too many pre-made products. I checked ******.com and some other calories counting websites and I find it difficult to find the foods I eat. Also, I was thinking if I should invest in a kitchen scale? (if so, which one).

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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I use the ************ app on my iPad, strictly to look foods up, I then write every morsel down in my food diary.

In handmade foods just look up the ingredience for the whole recipe then divide the calories into the amount of servings you cut the recipe into.

I think a kitchen scale might be a good idea...I need one!
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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I use the ************ app on my iPad, strictly to look foods up, I then write every morsel down in my food diary.

In handmade foods just look up the ingredience for the whole recipe then divide the calories into the amount of servings you cut the recipe into.

I think a kitchen scale might be a good idea...I need one!
Thanks, Becky. I will check that website. I hope I can use without the iPad.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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I also use ************ and love it for ease and convenience. I have a couple of kitchen scales and the one I like the best is digital and you can weigh in either grams or ounces. It's really convenient and seems to be pretty accurate. I don't know what brand it is, but it has a white base and a glass weighing surface.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:53 PM   #7
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If you do a lot of recipes, I use Mastercook (version 11 is the one out now I think)-- you can buy it online for about $20 and download it right to your PC (I don't think there's a mobile app).

It's a full recipe program, but you can add new Ingredients to the list, and then use them in your recipes. I've added LC almond meal (the one in there was way higher carb than mine), coconut flour, etc etc... Then I can create my own homemade recipes, or figure out mom's spaghetti sauce, etc, and then I know what the calorie and carb and other counts are.

A lot of cookbook writers use it too-- it's cheap and reliable and customizable, which is awesome. Also comes with a ton of free recipes, and lots are available on the web to import into it.

That said-- for my mobile app on my blackberry, I went with *********-- very similar to ************... I just preferred one to the other.

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a Calorie Counter - Count Calories & Food Nutrition Facts FREE. You put in any food and it comes up with any variation possible of that food. Cooked, raw, dark, light ,boiled, fried anything. I love this site, I keep it bookmarked.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #9
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If you do a lot of recipes, I use Mastercook (version 11 is the one out now I think)-- you can buy it online for about $20 and download it right to your PC (I don't think there's a mobile app).
That's awsome. Thank you!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:25 AM   #10
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I am still the old-fashioned one and use ****** since that is what I started with many years ago. Too lazy I guess to learn a new system and although I have an iphone I have no desire to use my phone for tracking calories. Prefer using the computer. Screen is bigger and so is the keyboard. Lots of choices though.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:47 AM   #11
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I use the Livestrong website and app. It syncs both together so whether I enter it on the computer or app, it shows up!
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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OK, so I have another question. Do you weight the food before or after cooking? For example when you cook meat it will weigh less after cooking because of water loss. TIA
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OK, so I have another question. Do you weight the food before or after cooking? For example when you cook meat it will weigh less after cooking because of water loss. TIA

ditto to what b_lou_who said-- if I weigh it as raw, then I count it that way, and if there is a cooked option, I'll weigh it cooked. Usually there's both, so I just do whatever is convenient.

********* also syncs, automatically, between mobile app, and the web app (which is what you access when you access on the PC).

In any event-- most people seem to find what works for them, they're all similar in many ways.

Don't forget to count cooking fat-- oil, butter, etc, b/c that adds up.

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