Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Have Been Tracking My Calories Wrong!

Hello Divas!!!!

I have been using a food tracking app on my phone to track my calorie intake for the day. If an item has a bar code I can scan it and the app usually picks up the right number of calories.

In some cases I have to manually enter the number of calories e.g. when I combine ingredients. I have been making a tuna paste with mayo recently and I was entering the right number of calories....but I was eating the wrong portion size.

I usually make the paste with a large can of tuna and that gives 5 servings. I started making it with a smaller can but I was using one fourth of the paste for a sandwich because off the top of my mind I remember seeing something about one fourth.

The crazy thing is the small can is TWO I was eating half the number of calories but logging the full amount.

I guess that is okay and it balances out because there are some other things where I do not eat exactly the serving size I needed.


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