hi everyone. I been counting cals for a while now, but i get so confused at times. Heres a few situations...
One thing I noticed is that the cans of food or individually wrapped meats NEVER contain the amount of weight as labeled. For instance, tuna. It's always about an ounce and a half less than the can claims it has. Same with the individually wrapped chicken meats (tyson) that i buy. Then I have to do some crazy off the wall division problem to get a possible nutrient breakdown...it scares me cus by how much cals am i wrong and cheating/hurting myself?
Also, foods that give serving sizes measured in cups AND grams/ounces. For instance, beans. it will say somethin like Serving size: .5 cup (40 grams.) So then i get half a cup, then put it on a scale, it weighs like 25 grams. Which do I go buy, half a cup, or the 40 gram measurement?
One more for ya. What do you do with things like rice, where it only tells you the serving size nutrition info for when its un-cooked? It would be PERFECT...except I eat my rice cooked. If a serving size is like 56g uncooked, is it still the same as cooking it first then measuring out the 56g? Sorry this stuff is really driving me up the wall, please anyone can offer suggestions for what they do in these situations? thanks a million