Day 3 Round 3 Calories

Once again I made all the right choices but I over ate and did not make an effort to count calories. I'm not sure if it still holds but Okinawa has the highest per capita of people living over the age of 100 in the world. The diet of all the elderly have one thing in common - low caloric intake.


  1. I'm tracking my caloric intake very carefully right now, for a variety of reasons.

    I don't know how you do it, but I'm using the free service offered by, called "My Tracking." I enter all my food intake as an individual recipe each day. I log on and enter data 2-3 times daily. At the end of the day, I have a calorie count and detailed nutrient analysis.

    Most of us eat the same 15-20 foods over and over. Once you enter those in "My Foods," the rest goes pretty quickly.

    Sounds like you eat some pretty exotic stuff I've never heard of. You can do a customized entry for those foods that may not be in the NutritionData database.

    Best wishes,

  2. This is part of the reason I have introduced intermittent fasting into my regiment. There are some studies that indicate it gives the same benefits as very low calorie eating. I'm glad to read the eating went well, but like me, you need to get the portions under control.

  3. Dr. Steve,
    I look up calories online and keep track on a piece of paper and then imput the list at the end of the day.

    My meals are very bland and simple in Okinawa compared to what I would eat back home. I know things like miso soup sound exotic but it is a staple here. Until your comment I never really though about how simple the food is here. Even ethnic dishes tend to be "Japanized" to local tastes. Thanks for commenting

    South Beach Steve,
    I've talked to some of the older people. Just before and after the war...for years many never ate meat. Would go without food for days. Ofen the whole family would split one squash every day for a week. I think you are on to something. Thanks for commenting