View Full Version : How close are you to your calorie count?

11-09-2005, 01:02 PM
I try and get 4,000 calories in at the end of the day but lets face it. Who eats every oat in their oatmeal? Who eat every turd of egg? Who doesnt round when measuring their spaghetti?

Could I be miscalculating by 500 calories at the end of the day?

11-09-2005, 01:51 PM
I dont think it will be that much unless ure leaving sizeable amounts of alot of your meals. when cutting or bulking i give myself about a 100 cal window either way to allow for such things however most things i eat i do eat all of it i guess thats the idea but nothing will be exact

11-09-2005, 02:01 PM
^^^ Me tooI usually allow for 100+-, if I go over 100+ I do a lil cardio, if I went under 100- for the day I throw in a little extra olive oil in a shake... no big deal really

11-09-2005, 02:46 PM
Its all estimations, but if your measuring consistently it should all average out. Now if your just saying "that sandwhich was about 500 cals", that shake was 800, just by eyeballing it, then I would say your cal count could easily be off by a big ammount.

11-09-2005, 04:41 PM
I'm really anal when it comes to this for some reason. I measure out everything with this electronic scale that I got. everything

11-09-2005, 05:22 PM
Exactly, if you don't have a scale/measuring cups, then how can you be counting cals?

11-09-2005, 06:33 PM
I measure and weigh and fitday everything I eat and pack it into baggies and tupperware the night before.

OCD in action, folks.

11-09-2005, 06:35 PM
OCD in action, folks.More like making it less of a pain in the ass the following day. I do the same thing.

11-09-2005, 06:42 PM
It sure makes it easy. Any time of the day, I just look in the bag and grab whatever I want. No hassles.

11-09-2005, 06:50 PM
I do the tupperware thing as well. Well, in all honesty, I used to do the tupperware thing. With the way I diet right now, I only eat like 2 things a day so it's pointless.