View Full Version : Should I count this olive oil on my fitday?

03-18-2007, 11:50 AM
Do I need to be keeping track of all the olive oil that I cook with? For example:

I make a burrito with a whole weat shell. I fry up the shell in a couple tbsp's of olive oil to make it crisp.
Then I put on vegies (peppers), chicken, beans, mushrooms, slasa.

Is it important to be counting that olive oil?

P.S. Will somebody please tell me how to post my fitday journal on here so I can add it to my sig?

03-18-2007, 11:57 AM
I've been wondering the same thing. I would probably say no because your not sure how much is actually going into your food.

03-18-2007, 12:02 PM
exactly what I was thinking.....but then again....it is calories and fat that you need to take into account for your diet.

03-18-2007, 12:15 PM
Actually thats a good point. You might as well count all the calories as if you were taking them in because then you'll never go over your aloted caloric intake.

03-18-2007, 12:18 PM
id say if your bulking, just ignore the cals from that. a few extra unaccounted calories wont be the end of you.
but if your cutting, i would maybe count 50%-75% of the olive oil calories you used... not sure how much the food takes up the olive oil. i just threw out a figure, but id say count them on a cut.

03-18-2007, 12:22 PM
yeah, but even two tbsp is about 240 cals....that is not a "few extra unaccounted calories."

Mr. D
03-18-2007, 02:14 PM
Count the olive oil.

Also, Olive oil is not optimal for "frying" up. Its actually a bad idea to heat olive oil over 300 deg or so.

03-18-2007, 02:52 PM
why is that a bad idea?

03-18-2007, 03:04 PM
its bad because olive oil will start to break down into carcinogens

and why ask for advice if you arent going to take it? a few extra calories (even 200) on a bulk isnt that bad. i say it makes more of a difference on a cut. plus if you measure out 2 tbsp and use it to fry, that doesnt mean its all going into the food you make...

03-18-2007, 03:46 PM
Personally I cook with fats, not oils. I have weighed what I put in the pan before and after cooking and found that about 70% of it stayed in the pan. I don't think that means that 30% was absorbed by the food because there has to be some evaporation. So perhaps estimate 25% of it being absorbed, or weigh it to know for sure.

03-18-2007, 04:13 PM
yes add it in!!

03-18-2007, 07:25 PM
well if youve always added it in, itll be the same. if you havent it wont make a difference.

03-19-2007, 08:48 PM
I count my fish oil, IDK if that helps. To post your fitday link you go to [Home] tab on your Fitday site, and then at the bottom should be "show my fitday journal publically' or something, click that and get the link and it should auto-direct the person who clicks it to your current day.

03-19-2007, 09:08 PM
Unless it gets drained off, I add it in.
But as teaturtle said, as long as you always count it or always ignore it, you'll be fine.

03-19-2007, 10:03 PM
okay thanks everyone.

03-20-2007, 02:31 AM
...i miss bulking lol