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potatoe question

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by nettleboo, 15 September 2011 Social URL.

  1. nettleboo

    nettleboo Full Member

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    im doing salad pots oven cooked tonight like roasties and the weight per cals is on the front of the packet now my question is do i weigh them before cooking for the cals or after cos the weight changes with being cooked when i do a jacket pot i always weigh the cooked weight to get the cals.
     
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    I weigh them before cooking, in my experience a jacket potato shrinks by between 25% and 30% when you bake it because the water evaporates, that's a lot of variance and calories right there, and because every cooked potato is going to be slightly different (a few minutes more or less + diff in size = different percentage of water lost) I would never use estimates for cooked potato from a book... ditto rice and pasta actually.

    (Full disclosure - I'm naturally quite an obsessive person, I happily calculate my calories to point ten of a single calorie for example, so this might not be the best approach for everyone, by a long way. :8855:)
     
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    I'd weigh before cooking.
     
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    I'm obsessive but not to a tenth but I do weigh before
     
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