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    Who Weighs Their Food?

    Do you weigh your food? if so how do u know how many calories and protien is in the weight?

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    nah, I'm bulking, so I eat too much to weight it... when cutting.. maybe..

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    it depends what source of protein you're talking about 4oz raw chicken breast has about 110cals/24g pro/1.5g fat. 4oz raw extra lean beef (96% lean) has 130cal/24 pro/4 fat.

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    how about 6oz chicken....usually the chicken I buy weighs about 1.60 LB
    comes divded up into 3 pieces so im guessing thats around 6oz a skinless bonless breast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtinaunasty
    4oz raw extra lean beef (96% lean) has 130cal/24 pro/4 fat.
    I was going to start buyin extra lean ground beef but gezz its expensive compared to just learn ground beef.
    I weigh my ground beef, thats it.

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    what kind of scale do I need?

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    I weigh my food... 6oz COOKED is like 50gm Protein

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    A cheap Diggie Food Scale is around 30 bucks... look around i think they even have one at Super Target

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    they have some 5 dollar scales at WalMart

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    ok cool....is there a website without all the facts on it? like protien in certain oz's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsimon
    ok cool....is there a website without all the facts on it? like protien in certain oz's
    fitday.com

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    Ive been using fitday forever...but cant seem to find my plain chicken breast 6oz. The site is great and everything but they dont even have a standard t-bone steak.

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    i know what you mean...they seem to have every kind of chx breast except skinless, boneless, raw. i have measured my chicken breast before i cook it and after and a raw 4oz serving weighs anywhere from 2.5-2.75oz cooked (depending on how i cook it) so i usually just cook a few breasts in advance then weigh out 2.66oz (2 and 2/3 oz if you have a scale that measures in fractions). i would go with jackspro and say 6oz cooked is about 230cals/50g pro/3g fat. no chicken breast is the same anyway so you are bound to vary a little each time. thats a good estimate though. sorry im rambling. tired...bed

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    alright thanks for the info.

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    i weigh everything , its become an obsession. the reason being when im trying to get in a certain amount of calories i want to make sure im not falling short. so if something says 1tbsp as the serving size, the hell with that . i look for the gram weight and weigh it out. i dont want to deprive my body of the calories it needs to grow, no guessing here. and on the other hand i dont want to go over the amount of calories i need. that just leads to fat gain.if you want nutritional data for food weights go to the US nutritional database website. im not sure what i t is but just do a search.

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    Yep, I just keep a scale on the kitchen counter these days. Makes it easier to prepare meals for me. Just tare the scale with the bowl or whatever on it, add ingredients, re tare, add more ingredients, etc.

    Wish I would have thought to use a scale a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsimon
    Ive been using fitday forever...but cant seem to find my plain chicken breast 6oz. The site is great and everything but they dont even have a standard t-bone steak.
    no but you can customize your own food, just look on the back of the package, then enter it into fitday and then you can change the amount you are eating and it changes the cals/fats/ect for you

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    Fresh meat from a giant grocery store where Im at.....does not have nutrition labels on the back and most grocery stores also around here dont do that as well. Since it is Fresh meat and is fresh off the animal in the meatroom.
    Last edited by jsimon; 10-27-2005 at 01:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsimon
    Fresh meat from a giant grocery store where Im at.....does not have nutrition labels on the back and most grocery stores also around here dont do that as well. Since it is Fresh meat and is fresh off the animal in the meatroom.

    Sounds damn good

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    the best way to do it is to weigh your food...how else are you supposed to know the amount of nutrients your body is taking in? you take in too much you'll get fat, too little you wont gain...its important..buy a foodscale and use the anabolicreview.com food facts on the front page.

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    I understand the weighing part now. Im just looking for solid nutrition facts on various weights of food. There is none on the meat packs. So Where is a solid site that tells u all the fat,calories and such in a certain amount of food?
    Fitday DOES NOT have all the info. Also where on the frontpage is this food reference at?

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    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

    i would advise getting a scale that has grams on it also...

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    I weight EVERYTHING when cutting. Unfortunaly all my food references are on swedish and in grams.

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    Yeah, I just ordered a scale off of amazon.com. It had pretty decent reviews.
    I went to that link Xtina and typed in Poultry and nothing came up.

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    i weigh everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsimon
    Yeah, I just ordered a scale off of amazon.com. It had pretty decent reviews.
    I went to that link Xtina and typed in Poultry and nothing came up.
    if you type in chicken breast you should have a list. then they have a couple meat only (boneless, skinless) options. either raw, baked, roasted, etc.

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    I weigh or measure everything except peanuts *I know 850 make a jar of peanut butter" and veggies,salads, fruits........the only thing I eat is oats, cottage cheese, whey, chicken beef and swet potatoes.......or and SPLENDA SF SYRUPS!

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