Hey guys I am really trying to kick up my weightloss for the winter and have started counting calories. Things have been going great but I am running into a pretty big problem. I have no clue where to start when it comes to homemade food. It is not too bad when the food is a couple of ingredients but it becomes a problem if i eat an item that contains 10+ items (like a soup or stew or something similar).
For example my mother made homemade italian wedding soup. unfortunately there are so many ingredients in it I do not even know how to estimate the calorie content. I know exactly what was used to make it so should I try to add everything up? It wont be easy as there was like 20 servings made at once.
I am trying to figure this out because a lot of food I eat is homemade. I am a big fan of soups and eat a lot of split pea soup, chicken soup, lentil soup, etc... I do not want to have to resort to not being able to eat homemade food like soups as canned soup is not going to be as healthy and has a lot more salt.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks