View Full Version : How do you track your calorie intake?

08-14-2009, 05:45 PM
Hi guys. I've been training for 2-3 years and I've never really tracked my calories or tried to eat up to a certain amount each day. I guess I just tried to eat clean, lots of protein and I eat quiet a few carbs. And I never kept track of fat intake. All that may explain why I'm 17% body fat.

Anyway my question is, how do you track what you eat? Do you carry a note book around with you and write down everything you eat each day then calculate calories as you go? Or is each days meals pre-planned? Both (looks like it'd make sense)? Something else I can't think of?

Just thinking how/where I need to start. I work 10-11 hour days then hit the gym 4-5 days a week after work so I'm a bit strapped for time and organization.

Thanks in advance, Mick.

08-14-2009, 05:48 PM
its very difficult if not impossible to track calories if you eat out regularly. i prep all my meals and record them via fitday.com

08-16-2009, 06:39 PM
calorieking.com.au - has a lot of australian takeaway/fast food store on it so its easy when i buy my lunch every day

08-16-2009, 06:56 PM
i use my-calorie-counter.com, but i hear good things about fitday.com

08-16-2009, 06:58 PM
Fitday when im dieting. The rest of the time I don't really care.

08-17-2009, 06:24 AM
i keep track in my head, but i use rough estimates.