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Calories from frying - neglible?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Nitefly, 18 Feb 2010.

  1. Nitefly

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    Hi there - I don't visit these strange lands too often :D

    I'm currently cutting and I'm aiming to lose slightly less than 2 pounds a week. I'm exercising 6/7 days a week for 1/2 an hour of cardio and I'm trying to maintain ~2300 calories a day using the website daily burn to help me count them.

    However, I haven't been adding to my calorie count the oil or butter that I have been using to fry foods in a frying pan. My house mate, who is pretty well built, claims that this is negligible to my calorie totals, but it's always nice to have second opinions (don't hurt me Scott :p).

    I'm tending to use olive oil or butter, or a combo of the two for chicken.

    I don't want to overshoot my calorie targets considerably - what do you lot think?
     
  2. burtie

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    2 teaspoons of olive oil is about 86 kcals so it all soon adds up. It's about 100 kcals per teaspoon of butter too.
     
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  3. Nitefly

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    Indeed, but it certainly doesn't all end up on your plate.
     
  4. burtie

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    Oh yes I see :o I'd like to know this too as I've been adding it into my diet log.
     
  5. slambo69

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    Not saying its a good rule, but if Im bulking I say stuff like that, sauce etc. is negligable, but perhaps if you are cutting, then just assume it all counts.
     
  6. dun

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    How much stuff are you frying while cutting? If you need to use oil just use a tiny amount and wipe it round with a piece of kitchen role, a couple of drops should do the whole pan.
     
  7. Crixus00

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    I do this a lot.
     
  8. A2Z

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    What do you fry?

    Eggs > microwave
    Chicken/Meat > george foreman

    Don't need oil for that ^

    Nothing wrong with some oil though, flax seed oil...walnut oil..olive oil etc..good fats in them :)
     
  9. Amp34

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    Or the grill...
     
  10. PAz

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    You don't even need oil/butter if you are doing eggs in a pan.

    I've never used it to scramble eggs.
     
  11. zuludawn

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    Heard of 1 cal spray, as it says one spray one cal

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  12. Makhaira

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    Serve onto a piece of kitchen roll, and leave it for a few seconds, then flip onto another piece the other way up. :).
     
  13. VaderDSL

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    WHat if you keep your finger pressed for 1 minute? :)
     
  14. OpenToSuggestions

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    A friend has some spray thing that you pump up some oil in and then spray a tiny amount.

    You can also get the 1 calorie oil sprays from supermarkets, although I have no idea how they perform.
     
  15. tom_e

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    you will still get 1 squirt they are semi auto :p
     
  16. zuludawn

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    Hope u havin a laugh :eek:
     
  17. BennyC

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    Alternatively just grease/oil your pan and never wash it again. Ever.
     
  18. PAz

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    You say that... But I lived with a guy at uni who cleaned his pan and george foreman maybe once every 5/6 weeks.

    Man it was disgusting
     
  19. pre

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    I think it's called being a student. :D
     
  20. Morgoth

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    I use the 1 cal oil spray. Feels good man.