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    Chicken Breast Calorie Count Question...

    I typically buy these chicken breasts and bake them in the oven:

    I base my meals off of the "cooked" stats you will see on the page. Basically from uncooked to cooked the 4 oz stats become the 3 oz stats. So each oz of chicken is 40 calories.

    This week I couldn't find them so I bought the local Publix brand:

    These are 97/3 chicken breasts vs. the 99% fat free ones I typically buy. There was visible white fat on the chicken, although I didn't remove. I cooked them on the foreman grill.

    The stats only show 4 oz, but no cooked stats. Can I assume its the same affect as the ones I usually use where 4 oz turns into 3 oz? So 43 calories per oz of chicken? Was I suppose to remove the visible fat? Is this included in the nutrition breakdown?

    I know I may be nitpicking, but I'm leaning out to my final few pounds and want to make sure I'm counting right!

    Thanks guys!

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    I'd only say you're nitpicking because the nutrition facts tend to be averages with margins of error to plus or minus 10% in nearly every macronutrient and calorie count by weight overall, which means that the information probably varies as much between the Perdue breasts as those ones do to the Publix. And honestly, if you spend an extra three second per bite chewing, you'll make up the caloric difference.

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    I agree with the chewing parameter. Calories count can't be said on a empirical basis as to how much it totally consists of.
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