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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    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.
    Last edited by DoUgL@S; 05-02-2006 at 11:57 AM.
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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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