Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.
It has been three days since I have started counting cals again but just today I got cookies and brownies and they seem very good from a fine bakery :((
Agree - give 'em away. Or trash disposal. May seem wasteful, but it's better than being waist-ful. :-D
I love and I mean LOVE baking and sweets. More evil they are. The more I like them. That in mind- I bake cookies or brownies or something horrible for diets once a week I allow myself a few and promptly send the lot of them to husbands work and give him the strict instructions DO NOT BRING ANY Home! It's a win win deal. I get my favorite fresh homemade treat, it's not too accessible since I don't ever buy pre-made baked goods, and my husbands co-works think that I'm awesome. He gets compliments and I get them too.
Get ris off them fast.
Put them in the reception area or work break room. Trust me, they will go away on their own!
I was hungry so I had an apple and swiss miss diet hot chocolate. I am full now. Thank Lord, they are not soft baked otherwise I would have finished the entire thing in a minute :)
Guys, I think I had a point when I was complaining about my co-workers .
I actually think you should send them to me :)
No i'm kidding. Use them as stocking stuffers for someone else or christmas gifts.
Look at the label on the box. Find your calculator or use the one on your computer.
How many grams, total, in the box? How many grams in a serving?
I don't know your real numbers but I can show you how to calculate the serving with pretend numbers.
Let's pretend there are 500g in the box, and 30g per serving. Divide 500 by 30 and you get almost 17, which is the number of servings in the box. Just say there are 17 servings! It's okay to round the numbers a little bit. Makes your life easier.
Count the total number of cookies in a whole box. Let's pretend your box had 45 cookies.
Now you have to see how many cookies make up a serving.
45 (total cookies) divided by 17 (total servings in a box) gives you about 2.6 cookies per serving. That is close enough to 2 1/2 cookies (2.5) per serving. That is understandable in real life! For such a small amount of food and calories it will be okay to round the numbers.
So, with our pretend numbers, you ate two halfs of a cookie and a serving is five halfs. That's 2/5 of a serving, or 40%, or 0.4 servings.
Don't just go put in 0.4 cookie in your food log! You need to go back and use the actual numbers on your real box of cookies and if you round to the nearest decimal point your answers will be accurate enough to mean something on your food log.
Hope that helps.