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BaggedE30
02-14-2006, 10:50 AM
i eat chicken legs everyday, on the pack it says 725g for 5 chicken legs, i am assuming this is the total weight of meat + bones? its rather misleading because im not sure exactly how much im eating...it could affect my total cals quiet a bit per day, am i best off assuming like 30-40% of the weight of the pack is bones so subtract it from my daily cals?

gator
02-14-2006, 10:55 AM
What does the weight in grams have to do with cals in the chicken?

BaggedE30
02-14-2006, 11:08 AM
What does the weight in grams have to do with cals in the chicken?

because i look on the pack and it says cals per 100g

gator
02-14-2006, 11:38 AM
I dunno, search the brand of chicken and stuff online maybe you can find some usefull info there. Or you could just buy boneless, skinless chicken that should solve the problem

ddegroff
02-14-2006, 01:35 PM
i'm sure on fitday, they have that kind of chicken that says bone in or something of that nature

HILL
02-14-2006, 01:51 PM
Put the box before you open it on the scale and see what it weighs. If its close to the 750 then presume it includes the bones. if its 1400 or something id presume that weight doesnt include the bones

gator
02-14-2006, 06:37 PM
Put the box before you open it on the scale and see what it weighs. If its close to the 750 then presume it includes the bones. if its 1400 or something id presume that weight doesnt include the bones

If you dont have a home food scale, just take the package of chicken in the store and put it on the scales in the fruit section to give you the weight. Only need to do this once to see if the bag is accurate.

Simon96Taco
02-17-2006, 04:09 PM
Eat the bones as well. And the box. Just to be sure you are getting enough calories.

Shao-LiN
02-17-2006, 05:25 PM
What does the weight in grams have to do with cals in the chicken?

How else are you supposed to be relatively accurate to gauging how many calories and macros you are eating? You weigh the thing.

After awhile, you might be able to sort of estimate the size/weight, but you'd still need to weigh out the chicken if you happened to want to have a semi-accurate account of calories/protein/fat/etc.