Cooked vs Raw on fit day

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:36 AM
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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?

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:49 PM
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I guess I'll go with the raw specs.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:33 PM
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I weigh my broccoli raw, and log it raw but steam it in the microway without adding anything to it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:25 PM
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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.
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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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