I decided to start keeping a food log this weekend, it’s hard work and a bit of an eyeopener o.O
I seem to remember reading here that one does not need to count carbs/calories from certain vegetables. Is there a rule I can follow?
For example, for lunch today I’m making a small portion of soup with about a quarter of a large carrot and about an 8th of a small head of cabbage and 50g of lean pork sausage. I looked up the nutritional values for the carrot and the cabbage, and it’s pretty much all carbs as far as macros go. I also had half a cup of broccoli with my gyoza last night, do I count that?
Any other tips as far as food logs go, I’m all ears. So far mine goes like this:
- name of food // amount // calories // carbs (g) // protein (g) // fat (g)
For each day I add up the numbers and get the % of each macronutrient. I log everything except my unsweetened tea, and zero cal spices.
Thanks in advance.