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    help: I think my chicken thigh calorie count is WAY off!

    ok, I'e been eating 10 chicken thighs (skin removed) a day for the past two weeks and have gained about 8lbs in the process.

    fitday says that 10 thighs is 1450 calories (145 per thigh). this just seems low because 1 kfc or popeyes thigh is 400 calories. now I know those are fried and have the skin but am I miscalculating?

    I need to know. I measured skinless thighs today and it came out to 700g raw. how many calories does this equate to?

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    Are you weighing just the meat or the meat and bone?

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    meat and bone. but the bone does not weigh that much

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    A boneless skinless chicken thigh from Costco, Fosters Farm I believe, is 100 calories. So that sounds about right.
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    remember, deep fried chicken with the skin still on it has a SIGNIFICANTLY higher fat count.
    100g of protein = 400 calories
    45g of fat = 400 calories

    and to take a skinless, baked thigh from 150cals to 400cals, we barely need 30g of added fat, and breading holds a fair amount of oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malkore
    remember, deep fried chicken with the skin still on it has a SIGNIFICANTLY higher fat count.
    100g of protein = 400 calories
    45g of fat = 400 calories

    and to take a skinless, baked thigh from 150cals to 400cals, we barely need 30g of added fat, and breading holds a fair amount of oil.
    thanks man, that makes a lot of sense. is that 100g cooked or 100g raw because I just weighed 6 skinless chicken thighs at 760g which would be over 3k cals for 6 thighs


    edit: oops. never mind. I just realized that fitday has an option to enter by the raw ounce with the bone on but the skin removed. duh. I'll just measure before I cook
    Last edited by WildCard; 05-03-2006 at 09:52 PM.

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    I dislike dark meat, but when I weigh my chicken and input into fitday, I just use the chicken, breast meat, skinless, boneless, yield after cooking.

    I'm not too worried if I'm off by a couple grams of protein.
    But yeah, when yer used to your homemade chicken having X calories, and then find out that fast food chicken has X times 2 calories from deep frying, its not hard to realize why american's are so fat.

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