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    weighing food?

    i was wondering how to weigh a chicken breast do u weight it pre cooked or cooked.
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    I always weigh cooked on a digtal scale. I have a nice one that you can zero out after you add your plate, and then each food.

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    I weigh my food after I cook it.
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    Raw. The nutritional information you read for food is generally for food when it's raw unless stated otherwise. Also when food's cooked it's generally mixed in with other ingredients so the weight is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feminator
    Raw. The nutritional information you read for food is generally for food when it's raw unless stated otherwise. Also when food's cooked it's generally mixed in with other ingredients so the weight is meaningless.
    so if you want to eat 8oz of steak you are going to weigh it first? so in the end you only get 6oz..i disagree with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogarchamplin
    so if you want to eat 8oz of steak you are going to weigh it first? so in the end you only get 6oz..i disagree with you
    Not to mention less protein after cooking in most cases.

    Personally, I weigh most items cooked.
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    you should weigh food prior to cooking. go to www.food.com and find a recipe callling for chicken, any recipe will tell you how much raw chicken to cook, not how cooked chicken you will need. you can cook one piece of chicken a thousand different ways, the only way tyson chicken can give you proper nutritional info is the raw contents. cooking changes the nutrional value as well as the weight of the food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrutdada
    you should weigh food prior to cooking. go to www.food.com and find a recipe callling for chicken, any recipe will tell you how much raw chicken to cook, not how cooked chicken you will need. you can cook one piece of chicken a thousand different ways, the only way tyson chicken can give you proper nutritional info is the raw contents. cooking changes the nutrional value as well as the weight of the food.
    listen when you see a commercial for a burger or whatever it always says pre cooked weight. Why? becuase you lose mass when cooking. If i baked Talipia fillets or boil a chicken breast and i am allowed 9oz i eat 9ozs of cooked food.

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    http://vanderbiltowc.wellsource.com/...ent.asp?ID=865

    Weigh raw fruits and vegetables, but weigh meat, poultry, and fish after cooking. A serving size is three ounces. Be aware that restaurants give you the pre-cooked weight. Use these rules to convert raw weight into cooked weight:

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