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# Thread: Raw food vs Cooked food Calculation

1. ## Raw food vs Cooked food Calculation

I was under the assumption that 4oz of cooked chicken breast has approx 22-25g of protein in it.

Does this mean if I measure the chicken breast in raw form, that the amount of protein will be the same as in cooked form?

2. Raw I believe.

3. Originally Posted by Giantz11
Raw I believe.
Thats what I initially thought until I was told otherwise so ive been eating about 8-10oz of cooked chicken breast in order to get 50g of protein but man, it just seems like i am eating alot - maybe too much.

Thats why I wanted to see if I should measure 22-25g of protein using approx 4oz os "raw" chicken breast instead of cooked.

4. bump

5. 4oz raw is about 2.66oz (2 and 2/3oz) cooked. if you want 50 g protein either measure 8oz raw, then cook it. or measure 6.32oz (about 6 and 1/3oz) cooked. it will vary a little every time, but its about 50g

6. chicken looses its protein when its cooked?

why did no one tell me this before

7. Originally Posted by xtinaunasty
4oz raw is about 2.66oz (2 and 2/3oz) cooked. if you want 50 g protein either measure 8oz raw, then cook it. or measure 6.32oz (about 6 and 1/3oz) cooked. it will vary a little every time, but its about 50g
Perfect.

Thanks for the info!

8. Originally Posted by G-Force
chicken looses its protein when its cooked?

why did no one tell me this before
No it just loses weight. So 4oz raw will actually be less chicken the 4oz cooked.

9. Originally Posted by Giantz11
No it just loses weight. So 4oz raw will actually be less chicken the 4oz cooked.

oh yeah i knew that

10. I said to myself "damn man this seems like a hell of alot of chicken to be eating to get 50g of protein".

Now I know why. I was measuring 8oz cooked!