Sometimes, I wish calorie tracking was an exact science. It would make all of this a whole lot easier.
Case in point: my seven-year-old nephew is staying with us for a couple of days, and we took him and my son to Coney Island last night. Before we went, as a treat, we took them out for pizza. The place we went is one of those places where you pay eight bucks for an 8 inch pizza and then put whatever you want on it. (I go with green peppers, red onions, mushrooms, garlic, sausage, and Canadian bacon.)
You might see the problem here: how, exactly, do you calculate your calorie intake on something like that?
So I took my best shot. I found the calorie content of the crust on their web site. Then added an ounce of mozzarella (which might have been high), assumed the vegetables were negligible, and then put in the cost of the meat based on some figures I found in the FitBit app. In total, my estimate was about 900 calories. Then I checked out the estimates of the pre-built pizzas, and saw that the pizza with sausage and meatballs and bacon and ham and pepperoni was listed at 1022 calories, so I figured I’d gotten close enough.
I think I made my calorie goal yesterday. I can’t 100% price it, of course, but I did my best. I’ll take that. (I also hit my walking goal, so that’s good.)