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March 30, 2011 9:44 AM
i just made a cold cut sandwich, got the meat from the deli so it doesnt have nutrition info on it, so i look it up in the database and i found it or something close to eat but a serv. size is 2 ounces. what does that equal in slice terms?

i had 2 slices of ham and 2 slices of turkey.
  1901836
March 30, 2011 9:45 AM
LOL, I always think the same thing. That's why I bought a food scale. I've found that when I use 4 thin slices of Hillshire Farms meat, it equals about 2 oz.
  1731104
March 30, 2011 9:46 AM
Depending on how thick the slices were, they usually weigh in at about an ounce. You can get a food scale at Walmart for like $20. It's been a life saver for me just to learn what actual portion sizes are.
March 30, 2011 9:46 AM
Just a wild guess but I would think you had at least 2oz of meat. I have a scale at home and usually weigh all my food.
Edited by Shawna_831 On March 30, 2011 9:48 AM
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March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
I agree that a scale is a complete MUST HAVE.
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
i constantly wonder that too - i am glad you asked this question!! :) now i know that i am going to need to get a food scale AND how to estimate the slices!! :)
  946946
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
yeah, the food scale is the only way to know for sure. it all depends on how thick (or thin) the meat is cut. hard to tell for sure without weighing it. i would say you are probably safe with 4 slices though.
  3599686
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
Glad to know I'm not the only person confused about that. I just guess? If it's straight from the deli I use 1 or 2 slices. If it's the prepackaged meat ( like the Hillshire farms ) then it's usually 3-4 slices! Good luck!!
  667322
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
I bought the Biggest Loser Food Scale from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $16!! (with the 20% off coupon!) Best darn $16 I ever spent!
But a deck of cards is like 3 to 4 ounces... if that helps any.
  2631803
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
Depends on how thick or thin easiest way to tell I think is how much did you get? If you got a pound of meat, and have 16 slices, then each slice is an ounce. Basically 16 ounces are in a pound and by doing the math you should be able to tell how much each slice is. If you need more help let me know!
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
I was having trouble matching up low sodium ham to what is in the database so the last time I bought some I just asked the deli lady to show me the nutritional info. It turned out that she is a calorie counter too so she had no problem helping me out.
  3381819
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
Ok, this is a bit anal, but go to Walmart or the dollar store and get a little kitchen scale. You can weigh it.

But typical chicken breast is probably 6-8oz, so use that as a guide. Like 1/4 chicken breast is about 2oz

- Mike
March 30, 2011 9:47 AM
ditto the scale! :) And you can find one cheaper than $20 :)
  591070
March 30, 2011 9:48 AM
These are visuals to use in determing an ounce, which is about 25 grams:

it's same as a tablespoon of flour

Or two biros

a human eyeball (ha)

a thumb of an adult!!

5 grapes

A big bite of a cake
  5089700
March 30, 2011 9:48 AM
It will definitely vary by how thin and how large the slices are. Generally the ones I use are about 3 slices for 2 ounces. The slices are thin, but not at all shredded. These are also fairly large as in they cover a whole slice of bread.
  4343143
March 30, 2011 9:48 AM
def the thickness of the slice will play a big part in that, I try to avoid that, but when I have no choice I try to over estimate a bit, calling each slice one serving, therefore mentally reducing the amount I consider worth the calories.

I would think the only way to really have an acurate weight would be a scale
  5777234
March 30, 2011 9:48 AM
Buying a food scale is the best way, and most accurate way to find out.
March 30, 2011 9:49 AM
I got a scale at ross for 12 bucks and I LOVE IT!!!! its always consistant and aqurate...
March 30, 2011 9:49 AM
It really depends upon how thick the slices are. It should have the weight of the total package on it. Because they normally sell it by the pound. The calculation would be:
poundsx16= ounces in package, ounces in package/slices in package = how many slices per ounce.

Hope this helps
Edited by PeachyKeene On March 30, 2011 9:50 AM
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March 30, 2011 9:49 AM
QUOTE:

LOL, I always think the same thing. That's why I bought a food scale. I've found that when I use 4 thin slices of Hillshire Farms meat, it equals about 2 oz.



What kind of food scale? I need to look into one....
March 30, 2011 9:49 AM
Eh I usually do 2-3 reg sliced what ever type of meat. I just figure as long as im not like piling it on that if im a little over..its healthy deli meat(boars head chicken ect)
  465121
March 30, 2011 9:50 AM
QUOTE:

i just made a cold cut sandwich, got the meat from the deli so it doesnt have nutrition info on it, so i look it up in the database and i found it or something close to eat but a serv. size is 2 ounces. what does that equal in slice terms?

i had 2 slices of ham and 2 slices of turkey.


It depends. How big were the slices, how thick were the slices.

If you know how much you paid for it, how much did it cost per gram or ounce, use this to calculate the amount of ounces you bought, the receipt may even show the weight of how much you bought.
March 30, 2011 9:52 AM
Just a note. I found that grams is much easier to use when calculating foods. So if your scale has a gram setting, give it a try.
March 30, 2011 9:53 AM
yah its boards head thin sliced cooked ham and cracked pepper mill turkey.

i put 2 slices of each.- 4 slices of meat total.
  1901836
March 30, 2011 9:55 AM
QUOTE:

yah its boards head thin sliced cooked ham and cracked pepper mill turkey.

i put 2 slices of each.- 4 slices of meat total.

boars- sorry

and i got 1/2 pd of each.
  1901836

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