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Old 02-14-2012, 03:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by masmccar76 View Post

Wondering if you can help. I am just entering in chickpeas and am not sure which option to tick

I bought the seeds, soaked for 12 hrs, brought to boil, removed water etc etc and then let cool. No salt or anything was added in the process. I ate about 4 Oz ( weighed them after cooking) of them with a salad.

I selected Chickpeas, dry,cooked, no fat added in cooking
If I select 4Oz , I get the following - 204kcal, 3.4g fat, 34g carbs and 10.8 protein

If I change the Units to Oz, dry yield after cooking, it changes dramatically..

432kcal, 7.2g fat, 72g carbs, 22.9 protein
What is the difference and which one should I choose.

Whenever you see dry yeild after cooking it means you are measuring before you cook, as you measured after they were cooked you get the lower caloric value.
Measuring 4 ounces dry gives you 2-3 times the volume after the water is absorbed.
Highest weight October 1st, 2011 247.6
Starting weight January 3rd, 2012 227.8
January pounds lost 7.8 = 220
February pounds lost 4.4 = 215.6
March pounds lost 2.6 = 213 (do better in April)
Total 14.8
Goal weight 160.4
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