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bluejay77 11-22-2010 09:36 AM

Cooked vs Raw on fit day

I'm still kind of new to fitday. I was wondering why there is such a difference in cooked vs raw when I plug something in like broccoli. The same amount is higher in cals, carbs, and fat when cooked. Is fitday just assuming your adding fat? If I'm steaming broccoli should I just use the "raw" numbers?


bluejay77 11-22-2010 02:49 PM

I guess I'll go with the raw specs.

01gt4.6 11-22-2010 03:33 PM

I weigh my broccoli raw, and log it raw but steam it in the microway without adding anything to it.

midwestj 11-23-2010 07:25 PM

Logging everything raw will get you the most accurate results.

This is due to the fact that volume and weight can both change dramatically when cooking.

RunbikeSki 12-03-2010 06:45 PM

Go with raw
The FitDay calorie counter seems to assume a lot when it calculates the "cooked" value for food - most often added fat, but added salt and other stuff. As 01gt4.6 says, if you weighed it raw (or made an experienced guess) then use the raw value and add any other ingedients such as butter to the list independently.

Usually for the straight veggies are too much of a differential, but take a look at some the bean calorie values. Wow - big difference. Since I usually just boil dry beans with a little salt and add other goodies later I long ago started with the dry or raw values and added anything else from the recipe as separate items.

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