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    Raw or cooked???!!!

    Who weighs their proteins raw and who weighs cooked and reasons please?

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    That's way too much over-thinking for me.
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    Always weigh it in the raw form. All meat will lose a little weight in the cooking process, but still has the same protein content. If you are weighing post cooking then you are actually consuming more calories than you think you are.

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    Before is best, I weigh mine after only cause ill cook 40 eggs at a time, and 30 chicken breast at a time than I just weigh out my portions equal.

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    How much weight we talking here from cooked to uncooked? Do it and see what the difference is , and if it makes you happy, go with a number inbetween both figures.

    When I was weighing food, I would do it cooked.

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    I have always been told to weigh before its cooked but its to much work for me to plan out my meals for the week so mine are weighed after cooked

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    Always weight b4 cooking...
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    I am weighting all my food cooked.

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    Before. End of story.
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    Depends on where you're getting your nutrient information for the given food....most packaging gives you nutrients as is, so just work on that..

    If I'm about to eat 250g of a 500g pack of chicken breast I use the information on the packet for the raw weight, no need to over complicate things

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    This will not make any difference for the typical gym rat.

    Unless you are competing for the Mr. O title, that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Juicer
    This will not make any difference for the typical gym rat.

    Unless you are competing for the Mr. O title, that's another story.
    Agreed. I use MyFitnessPal and I try to use uncooked weights. But and the end of the day there isn't a huge difference in it. 500g raw chicken cooks to about 470g on the grill. Give or take a few grams. It's negligible.

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    Try weighing several times (or several pieces if cooking a batch) before and after to give you a good average how much weight is lost douring cooking. It should give you a very good ball park number to work with but I doubt it will make much a difference in your daily total. Unless you are running a very tight diet...

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    Always raw. Cooking foods causes them to lose weight/volume (water mostly) and it becomes too much of a guessing game/estimate. Weighing raw, while not perfect, is more accurate.

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    Thnk you ll so much, raw doggin' is how ill continue!!! Lol

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    Cooking foods causes them to lose weight/volume (water mostly)
    Wouldn't weighing them cooked give you a better idea of protein content? Since you are weighing it raw, you are adding the water weight into the total weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj111

    Wouldn't weighing them cooked give you a better idea of protein content? Since you are weighing it raw, you are adding the water weight into the total weight?
    The nutrition info is based on the raw product. So a chicken breast may weigh 6 oz raw but only 5 oz after its cooked the the 5 oz cooked portion has the same protein content as the larger uncooked portion because all you did was cook the water out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dpyle View Post
    The nutrition info is based on the raw product. So a chicken breast may weigh 6 oz raw but only 5 oz after its cooked the the 5 oz cooked portion has the same protein content as the larger uncooked portion because all you did was cook the water out.
    This is correct.
    Meat is always weighed raw, as the protein density will differ in cooked meat based on how well done it is.

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    For me 3.5 ounce chicken cooked is 4 ounce raw. So I use that. Base my diet on raw stats but know the conversion to cooked.

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