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Calorie Counter - Calories in Food and Calorie Counting to Lose Weight

Our Calorie Counter shows calories in food and drinks that are regularly eaten. Calorie counting is the best way to lose weight, if you eat less calories than you burn in a day you will lose weight, and you can include your favourite foods. To find out the calorie and fat values of a more comprehensive range of popular foods visit the calorie counter at Weight Loss Resources.


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Calorie counting the main menu

A calorie counter for meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options.

Main course calorie counter

Losing weight with side orders, healthy eating beans pic

Side dishes calorie counter

Side orders can make or break your efforts to lose weight, check the calories in food from rice and pasta to chips and beans…

Calories in food on the side

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Calories in fruit and vegetables

Find out how many calories in a banana, apple or potato. Most basic fruit and veg are listed.

Fruit and vegetables calorie chart

Chocolate calorie counter, calories in chocolate pic

Calories in chocolate

Calorie count your favourite chocolate bars, no healthy eating regime can do without them, just make sure they're within your calorie allowance.

Chocolate calorie counter

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Snack calorie counter

Some people try losing weight by snacking through the day, calorie count the cost…

Calorie counting the snacks

Calories in food to take away, hamburger pic

Calories in food to take away

Fast food calories from your favourite restaurants can make it hard to follow a low fat diet…

Calorie counting fast food

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Calories in alcohol and other drinks

Our drinks calorie chart shows you how many calories in a pint of beer or a glass of wine. You know about healthy eating, what about healthy drinking?

Calorie count drinks

Calories in Pizza

Calories in pizza

Whatever your favourite topping, we've got it covered.

Calorie count pizzas

Calories in Starbucks

Calories in Starbucks

See how many calories you're grabbing when you grab a bite at Starbucks.

Calorie count Starbucks

Calories in Coffee

Calories in Coffee

Check the calorie content of different coffees from simple black to whip mocha frappuccino.

Calorie count coffee

Calories in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Calories in Krispy Kreme

Plain, glazed, flavoured or filled, these doughnuts' calories are all here.

Calorie count Krispy Kreme

Calories in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Calories in Subway Sandwiches

How many calories are in your favourite sub of the day.

Calorie count Subway


Calories in Eggs

See how many calories are in your eggs with our eggstensive calorie chart.

Calorie count eggs


Calories in Fish

Check out the calories in fish from humble battered cod to the exotic shark steak.

Calorie count fish

Calories in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Calories in Sushi

See how many calories are in Japan's favourite dishes.

Calorie count sushi

Why Calorie Count?

Nutritionists, dieticians and other health professionals involved in helping people to lose weight, tend to agree that healthy eating and a low fat diet are essential for long term healthy weight loss. Losing weight by calorie counting helps to build your knowledge and awareness of what's in what you eat, and what your body really needs. Calorie counting is flexible enough to fit into most lifestyles and can accommodate personal taste, likes and dislikes. There are no forbidden foods when you calorie count - everything is allowed - as long as you eat less calories than you burn up each day you will lose weight, that's a scientific fact.

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How to Lose Weight by Calorie Counting

First you need to work out how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight. For women, this averages around 2000, for men around 2500 (more if you are very over weight, very muscular - or very tall!). To lose weight you need to create a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories than you burn. If you eat 500 calories less than you need each day you'll lose weight at the rate of one pound a week. If you eat 1,000 calories less than you need each day you'll lose two pounds each week. Your body will have to turn to its fat stores to make up your calorie deficit. It's recommended that you combine exercise (burning more calories) with healthy eating to create a calorie deficit.

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Calories in Food

You'll need a comprehensive chart or calorie counter to look up the calories in food and drinks. Then jot down what you eat and drink each day and add up the calories. We recommend the Calorie, Carb & Fat Bible calorie counter which lists calories in over 22,000 UK foods. Jotting down what you eat will help you to see where you can make changes to reduce the number of calories you consume. Most people find they have a fairly small number of favourite items that they eat or drink habitually, or in large amounts, which take up a big portion of their daily calorie needs. Calories in alcohol are a good illustration; alcohol has 7 calories per gram and little or no nutritional value. The trick is to reduce these high calorie items - don't cut them out all together, making yourself feel deprived is counter-productive when trying to lose weight - even those calories in alcohol are ok in moderation. Try to concentrate on healthy eating and a low fat diet that leaves some room for treats. For tips on reducing fat see Ten Ways to Reduce Fat for a low fat diet a helpful article by State Registered Dietician Christine Fenn.

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Calorie Counting On Line

You can find out how many calories you need to lose weight, access an online calorie calculator and keep food and exercise diaries at

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Calorie Counting at Home

Everything you need for losing weight by calorie counting can be found in the weight loss resources kit including calories in food, an exercise calorie chart and comprehensive tools for setting goals and monitoring progress.

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Good Nutrition

Visit the British Nutrition Foundation for more information on healthy eating.

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Why Calorie Count?

How to Lose Weight by Calorie Counting

Calories in Food

Calorie Counting On Line

Calorie Counting at Home

Food Diary Calorie Calculator

Comprehensive UK Calorie Counter

Online Weight Loss Program

Calorie Controlled Diet Plans

1000 Calorie Diet Menu

Popular Foods Calorie Counter

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Calorie, Carb & Fat Bible 2010
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