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# For those of you that weigh your food, I have a ?

Posted by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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Do you weigh meat before or after you cook it?

I weighed chicken both raw and cooked, just to see if there was a difference, and there was about a 3oz difference.

I know it's not that big of a difference, but I was just wondering.
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by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM
I weigh before.
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by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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I weigh after cooking and before eating. LOL

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:14 AM
It's weighed after cooking if your tracking your calories. So a 3oz portion is after cooking not before.
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by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM
Yes, it is for tracking calories.

I'm entering a recipe on mfp, so I would enter 10oz of chicken (cooked) as an ingredient vs 13oz, which was before I cooked it, correct?

Quoting tiffs2009:

It's weighed after cooking if your tracking your calories. So a 3oz portion is after cooking not before.

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by Darby on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:48 AM
Good question!!!
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by Claire on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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Before. You need to weigh it before it is cooked as that is the more accurate measure since moisture is lost in the cooking process. When I was a Chef, we always measured meat before cooking.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:08 AM
Claire is right :)
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by Claire on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Quoting tiffs2009:

It's weighed after cooking if your tracking your calories. So a 3oz portion is after cooking not before.

It should always be weighed before cooking as it is more accurate since moisture is lost in the cooking process. If you want a recipe to be accurate for calorie counting it must be done before cooking, otherwise you are not going to have an accurate recipe.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:56 AM
That's not what my dietician told me. She said that the calories are based off what's consumed not what's cooked. Just like 1cup rice is very different cooked v. Not cooked.
Would you count it raw or cooked? -cooked of course

Quoting mcginnisc:

Quoting tiffs2009:

It's weighed after cooking if your tracking your calories. So a 3oz portion is after cooking not before.

It should always be weighed before cooking as it is more accurate since moisture is lost in the cooking process. If you want a recipe to be accurate for calorie counting it must be done before cooking, otherwise you are not going to have an accurate recipe.

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by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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So for that it depends, you could so it either way on MFP. When you enter chicken you can choose if its raw or cooked. The calories of course change if it cooked or raw for any ingridient. Just make sure you put them in all raw or all cooked

Quoting Janaz5:

Yes, it is for tracking calories.

I'm entering a recipe on mfp, so I would enter 10oz of chicken (cooked) as an ingredient vs 13oz, which was before I cooked it, correct?

Quoting tiffs2009:

It's weighed after cooking if your tracking your calories. So a 3oz portion is after cooking not before.

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