The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    *412* AKraut's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA

    How does heat/cooking effect calories content

    I have been using fitday off and on for a while but I've really started to get diligent with it and some things are still confusing to me..

    1) Frying with olive oil. I put a tablespoon of olive oil in the pan I fry my eggs in, with olive oil being so calorie dense... how much of it am I actually eating and how much stays in the pan? I know hydrogenated oils are bad but fats are generally confusing to me.

    2) According to fitday a large raw egg is 74 calories, but a large scrambled egg is 104 calories... hmmm... perhaps this has to do with thermodynamics or something else i know little about...

    3) Fatty red meats like ground beef. I try to buy the leanest possible, but price sometimes forces me to buy ground chuck that is 70% lean or even less. I cook it on a foreman grill which drains off a lot and usually shrinks up the patty but trying to estimate with something like that can lead to a discrepency of 100-200 calories.

    I guess this was more of a rant on counting calories in general, we need bioengineers to make an intake monitor that you can wear like a wrist-watch and counts everything for you...
    Last edited by AKraut; 05-19-2005 at 10:48 AM.

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