Originally Posted by jtr123
I have just started tracking my food intake and have seen meat nutrition labeld as cooked protions, raw portions and just nothing. Is there a standard and can you convert from 4oz of raw meat to 1.5oz of cooked? If the meat is grilled it will cut some of the fat but how do I account for that? Any ideas would be a great help.
If I'm grilling or cooking w/spray, I use the raw values.
If frying w/butter or oil, I use the fried values.
FitDay is pretty good about having various cooking methods represented.
Of course, you could always use the raw values and add any calories added in cooking seperately (butter, oil, etc.) if you want more control over things.
Personally, my thinking is that calorie counts are, at best, an informed guesstimate so I really don't lose any sleep over the thought that I might be off a bit one way or the other.
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