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teddyrogers
09-18-2002, 12:02 PM
id just like to make sure im weighing my food out right cos once ive cooked it either goes up in weight or down in weight depending on what it is eg.

meal 1

uncooked = 50g rice and 225g turkey

cooked = 150g rice and 125g turkey

so do i weigh my food cooked or uncooked????

ive been weighing it uncooked for the past year so im hoping im right.

cheers

LAM
09-18-2002, 12:08 PM
weight food items once they are cooked, especially proteins...

Tryska
09-18-2002, 12:19 PM
well the cooked amount is what you are gonna wind up actually eating, so i think the cooked weight is what matters most.

(altho, that cna kinda get tricky depending on where you get your food macro-breakdowns from)

MRJ
09-18-2002, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Tryska
well the cooked amount is what you are gonna wind up actually eating, so i think the cooked weight is what matters most.

(altho, that cna kinda get tricky depending on where you get your food macro-breakdowns from)

Agree with statements by LAM/Tryska regarding "cooked weight", but there is also the serving instructions to consider.

Some nutritional information is based upon "cooked weight", while other is "uncooked", specifically with processed foods.

Guess it depends upon how accurate you'd like to be, but it's something to consider.

Tryska
09-18-2002, 12:35 PM
exactly.

raniali
09-18-2002, 12:39 PM
stats on rice are based on uncooked - due to the water absorbed when cooked

teddyrogers
09-18-2002, 12:45 PM
if this helps

i like to get in about 50g of carbs and about 50g protien every meal.

on the brown rice it says - values per uncooked 100g = 88g carbs
on the turkey it says values as sold - 225g = 51 g protein

so when i weigh out my food uncooked its bang on.

Tryska
09-18-2002, 12:49 PM
mmm..for the rice yes, however, i'm not sure about the turkey.

depends on how much water is in the turkey.

for instance, since i use imperial.....all meats i figure at 3-4 oz cooked.

so for instance if it's steak, i use 4oz cooked and figure that at 28g protein (don't quote me on that figure i mad eit up for the sake of example)

body
09-18-2002, 01:54 PM
the rice will have the same macro-nutritient breakdown when cooked. it just normally increase weight by about 2.5 times.

rice before cook - 10 gram, prot, 60- g carbs 2-g fat.

rice after cooking - 10 gram, prot, 60- g carbs 2-g fat after cook those levels will be the same in the pan.

though if you fry rice it will alter the fat level as the rice will uptake some fat as well.

however the prot, carb, fat per 100 grams will be less. but the serving is bigger.

As for turkey the majority of weight loss especially in lean turkey will be water, however some fat loss will occur. in this fat and water loss, some vitamins and minerals will also be lost as well.

I would weigh rice before cooking as the after cook level will depend on the quality of water, how much salt you add etc. these will effect the hydration level of the rice which will effect the over all wweight but not the pre-cooked level of prot, carbs and fat.

For turkey, unless you know how much fat and water loss have occured then after cooking weight will not be helpful. the protein level will remain roughly the same.
For desired protien intake, use before cooking weight. for fat level neither will be to accurate.

though just to annoy you. the nutrients list on the foods is just a guide, they can be quite a way out some times just due to the natural varation of the product. so at the end of the day they are just a guide.

as for me. I have 10% of my diet sent to a lab to be nutritional tested.

09-20-2002, 07:44 AM
just eat it teddy you big puffter !!!

teddyrogers
09-20-2002, 08:54 AM
lol. oh yates your too much. its a shame we cant all be gods like u.
all hail king yates!!!!!