Anyway, even though I haven't been focused on losing weight, I am more conscious of what I'm eating particularly since all of my numbers were elevated thought probably not death sentences yet. So I've been eating items with more omega-3s, fiber, etc., etc., yada, yada, so forth and so on. I've largely switched from drinking milk to soy milk, for example. In fact, I'm probably drinking the soy milk more than I ever drank milk. But I'm also replacing milk in recipes with soy milk, at least sometimes.
I've also recently downloaded a bunch of 'droid apps that hook up with web sites that help you track your workouts, calorie intake, etc. But the one thing I don't get is how to calculate calories for something home made. Most of the apps have pre-defined calorie counts and other nutritional information available because the food they are referencing are commercial products and provide that nutritional information. But what about the omelett I made for breakfast this morning?
So how do I calculate the calories contained in the above? I know the cheese and the bacon are my real gotcha's on this ingredient list, but you just gotta have them or it's not a proper breakfast!My Breakfast Omelette
- 1/4 cup egg substitute ( = 1 egg)
- dash of soy milk (1/4 cup? less?)
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1 slice of small onion chopped
- 1/4 green pepper chopped (if you think of the green pepper as having 4 corners, the 1/4 is just one of the corners)
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 strips bacon cut in half
- 1 tablespoon Canola oil
- 1 slice of bread
Note, along with this I would have some fruit and probably some yogurt. Those I can figure out, particularly the yogurt. But what about my omelette? How do I get the nutritional information for that?
So I'm headed off for a workout to burn off probably 300 calories(?). I'm guessing, no hoping, that'll use up the calories from my breakfast. Then I'll be sitting pretty on the calorie count front today.