This calorie intake calculator gives you more than just calories. This searchable tool gives you all the nutritional values for the foods you eat. So it's more than just calories, it's a full nutrition calculator.
You can take the nutrition information and then use one of the Weight Watchers points calculators to find the values. There is a calculator for SmartPoints, Points Plus and the original points system. You can find all the WW Links here.
If calories are what you are looking for, you will see it in the results. But if you also want to know the total fat, carbs and protein, these are also displayed in the search results.
Just type in the food item you are looking for in the search area in the nutrition calculator and the serving size. Click on submit to get the results.
A new pop-up window will appear with all the nutritional values. The first table displayed is the information for the standard nutrition information like calories, total fat, saturated fat, carbs, etc.
There are several other tables displayed with information for vitamins and minerals and the percent of the daily recommended amount for many of the nutritional information.
This calorie intake calculator is not hosted by this website. Updating such a large nutrition database is a huge undertaking that I am not in a position to maintain at this time.
I would rather focus my time on the restaurants and recipes for those of you counting nutrition or Weight Watchers Points. I am grateful for those websites that have done all the grunt work and have allowed us to share all their hard work on this website.
With that said, I cannot verify the accuracy of the information but feel it is correct to the best of my knowledge. Hundreds of items have been verified against the USDA food database, but the are thousands of items, so I have not verified them all.
Please use the information with some caution and if you are unsure, do your own searching to validate the numbers before tracking the calories, carbs, fat, etc.
To use this online tool is very simple. Just type in your search term in the search box and click search (or hit enter). The results are displayed in it's own pop up window. If you have a pop-up blocker, you may not be able to see the results.
Since this is not hosted by us, we do not have control over how this calorie intake calculator works as far as search results. Only the particular item you searched for will display. So be as specific as possible.
For example, instead of searching for 1 cup of "beans" try inputting 1 cup of "refried beans" to be more precise.
The information displayed in the search results includes the item name/description, serving size and the nutrition information. This will display the standard nutrition table with calories, total, saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and so on.
Keep scrolling down on the new window to see vitamins, minerals and percent of daily recommended values that this food item has. In this section of the results you can click on the "more" in the right hand area to see more details related to the % daily value.
You may be asking why you should use a nutrition look up tool? Well, as you continue on your weight loss program you will need to get a general idea of the calorie content in the foods you eat.
Second guessing the total calories and serving sizes can often lead to excess calories and weight gain. Here is a must read article on cutting calories to lose weight.
Using a calorie intake calculator, also refered to as a nutrition look up, will take the guess work out of tracking your calories. It's simple, easy and it's free.
If you want to record your calories, then you can use this free calorie intake chart to input the results from this calorie intake calculator.
Here's an article to help you understand all about calories and it's definition.
Smart Points Calculator
Take the values from this nutrition look up tool and plug it into the SmartPoints calculator to find out the values so you can stay within your allowances.
Use this free online calculator to determine how many calories you need to consume to maintain your weight. Once you know that, you can reduce your calories to lose weight.
Eating Healthy Tips
Use these tips to help you eat healthier and get all the nutrition you need from your food selections.