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Old 12-26-2010, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
mecompco
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Well, you do your best. What other options are there? Even a WAG is better than nothing. Aftrer a while one can guesstimate portion size at least somewhat accurately. Choose the closest generic item in the database if you're unsure about the actual ingredients/cooking methods.

If it's at a restaurant, many have nutritional info on their websites.

If it's at friends/family, I wouldn't be shy about asking about ingredients/cooking methods (i.e. fat added in cooking).

Personally, if I'm going to be away from the computer for more than a day I write down my foods on a memo pad and enter them later, giving my best guess as to portions and ingredients.

In any event, I don't think I'd leave a day empty as that will skew your nutrition, calorie balance, etc.

Regards,
Michael

PS One option for "pot luck" type get togethers is to simply eat what you brought. This is what I did yesterday at the family Christmas gathering. I made turkey chili and that's what I ate so I knew exactly what the ingredients were.
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