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February 9, 2010 1:34 PM
When a serving size is 4oz of chicken, is it raw or cooked???
February 9, 2010 1:40 PM
Read my links below.
Edited by Mangoaddict On February 9, 2010 1:46 PM
  78869
February 9, 2010 1:42 PM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/79941-measuring-pasta?hl=measuring+pasta#posts-1095774
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February 9, 2010 1:45 PM
"Another key point I teach the contestants is the importance of measuring raw vs. cooked foods

When vegetables or proteins (such as chicken) are cooked, they lose water and the calories become more concentrated. This means you need to look up the calories for that food in its raw form if you are measuring it raw (or cooked form if measuring it cooked).

Here is an example:

6 ounces of raw boneless skinless chicken breast - 182 calories

6 ounces of cooked boneless skinless chicken breast - 280 calories

there are 54% more calories in the cooked chicken because 6 ounces cooked started out weighing considerably more than 6 ounces
  78869
February 9, 2010 2:08 PM
QUOTE:

6 ounces of raw boneless skinless chicken breast - 182 calories

6 ounces of cooked boneless skinless chicken breast - 280 calories

there are 54% more calories in the cooked chicken because 6 ounces cooked started out weighing considerably more than 6 ounces


You might want to fix that, because 6 ounces is 6 ounces. Try wording it differently. And I'm not picking on you, because I understand what you meant, but others might not.
February 9, 2010 2:20 PM
Mangoaddict- I don't think you need to word it differently. It makes perfect sense to me.
February 9, 2010 2:41 PM
kicklikeagirl, but she didn't explain WHY. I said I understood too.
February 9, 2010 2:56 PM
QUOTE:

When a serving size is 4oz of chicken, is it raw or cooked???


Missyann- I typically use 3 oz chicken cooked as my serving size. But, like mangoaddict says, depending on when you weigh it (raw or cooked) the calories will be different. The 4oz of chicken raw will be less ounces cooked because of the water loss. So, when my 4 ounce of chicken (raw) is finally cooked, it will be less ounces. So, I may be eating a 3.5 oz chicken breast---it really all depends on the water retained when it was raw. What I typically do is I cook my chicken breast (usually the massive 8 oz half breast), and then I cut it in half (save half for lunch the next day) and then I weigh the chicken. Then in MFP I will use the 3 oz chicken cooked option. I'm not sure if that makes sense, I was trying to give you a real life example of what helps me measure my meat. I do the same with all of my meats-- I cook them, weigh them, and then use MFP and use the "cooked/broiled/baked" option.
February 9, 2010 3:06 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

6 ounces of raw boneless skinless chicken breast - 182 calories

6 ounces of cooked boneless skinless chicken breast - 280 calories

there are 54% more calories in the cooked chicken because 6 ounces cooked started out weighing considerably more than 6 ounces


You might want to fix that, because 6 ounces is 6 ounces. Try wording it differently. And I'm not picking on you, because I understand what you meant, but others might not.


Her wording is correct. 6 ounces of cooked chicken did start out weighing considerably more than 6 ounces.
  232091
February 9, 2010 7:38 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

When a serving size is 4oz of chicken, is it raw or cooked???


Missyann- I typically use 3 oz chicken cooked as my serving size. But, like mangoaddict says, depending on when you weigh it (raw or cooked) the calories will be different. The 4oz of chicken raw will be less ounces cooked because of the water loss. So, when my 4 ounce of chicken (raw) is finally cooked, it will be less ounces. So, I may be eating a 3.5 oz chicken breast---it really all depends on the water retained when it was raw. What I typically do is I cook my chicken breast (usually the massive 8 oz half breast), and then I cut it in half (save half for lunch the next day) and then I weigh the chicken. Then in MFP I will use the 3 oz chicken cooked option. I'm not sure if that makes sense, I was trying to give you a real life example of what helps me measure my meat. I do the same with all of my meats-- I cook them, weigh them, and then use MFP and use the "cooked/broiled/baked" option.


Thanks so much!!!!!
February 9, 2010 8:19 PM
Sorry, these were not my words, this was a cut and paste from a website and the words belong to the diet person who works with the BIGGEST LOSER contestants. Hope that makes it clear.
  78869
February 9, 2010 9:15 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

When a serving size is 4oz of chicken, is it raw or cooked???


Missyann- I typically use 3 oz chicken cooked as my serving size. But, like mangoaddict says, depending on when you weigh it (raw or cooked) the calories will be different. The 4oz of chicken raw will be less ounces cooked because of the water loss. So, when my 4 ounce of chicken (raw) is finally cooked, it will be less ounces. So, I may be eating a 3.5 oz chicken breast---it really all depends on the water retained when it was raw. What I typically do is I cook my chicken breast (usually the massive 8 oz half breast), and then I cut it in half (save half for lunch the next day) and then I weigh the chicken. Then in MFP I will use the 3 oz chicken cooked option. I'm not sure if that makes sense, I was trying to give you a real life example of what helps me measure my meat. I do the same with all of my meats-- I cook them, weigh them, and then use MFP and use the "cooked/broiled/baked" option.


Thanks so much!!!!!


you are most definitely welcome! I had the same question when I was first measuring meat. oh, and I accidentally typed "massive 8 oz half breast" and meant 6 ounce... but either way...I cut it the chicken breast in portions to equal 3 oz cooked. haha!

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