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TOPIC: what does 4, 6 and 8 oz of steak look like?

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March 24, 2011 7:33 AM
Does anyone know how to tell how big a portion of steak is with using hand measurements, etc? I don't have a food scale.
Edited by maryrunslikeafox On March 24, 2011 7:33 AM
March 24, 2011 7:38 AM
How thick is the steak?
March 24, 2011 7:39 AM
Not sure how to tell. Something about a deck of cards. But I would suggest spending $20 and buying a food scale. I find my benficial all the time. Use it daily.
March 24, 2011 7:39 AM
The size of a deck of cards is 3-4oz
March 24, 2011 7:39 AM
4 oz= a deck of cards...roughly.
March 24, 2011 7:41 AM
a 4 ounce steak is about the size of a deck of cards or the size of the average persons palm (no fingers included)
March 24, 2011 7:43 AM
I use a food scale to determine the measurements...

I bought mine from bed bath & beyond and it was 20 bucks... I am sure you can probably find one at your local walmart for cheaper maybe... that would help a lot of food measurements.
March 24, 2011 7:44 AM
yes, i agree. but you should go ahead and get a scale. it really helps. they don't cost much either. got mine at walmart for $15
March 24, 2011 7:47 AM
Uh oh....Here I have been messing up my figures >.< Ive been thinking I deck of cards is 6 oz, which means EVERYTHING in my food diary is really off if it is in about 2 ounces each...Crap...Maybe that has something to do with my being hungry frequently >.<
March 24, 2011 7:48 AM
I actually think a deck of cards = 3 oz. Could be wrong though.
March 24, 2011 9:57 AM

How thick is the steak?

I would say its about an inch thick
March 24, 2011 9:58 AM
Thanks everyone! I will definitely go and buy a scale!!!!
March 24, 2011 10:05 AM
Purchased my scale on Amazon for $25. I has the zero out feature to remove the weight of the plate.


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