Weighing food and calories

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  1. adell

    adell Full Member

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    Hi all, im a bit new to this cc business. When you weigh food, do you count the calories of the cooked or uncooked weight, such as pasta or frozen chips. Im guessing the calories would be slightly different as they are heavier uncooked :confused:
     
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  3. *Sparkles*

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    I always weigh uncooked
     
  4. systema

    systema Gold Member

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    Pasta and rice are heavier when they are cooked as they absorb the liquid they are cooked in. Use the dried weight which is on the packet.

    I made a list of the portion size of all the veg - fruit - pasta - rice etc that I eat and keep it by the scales then I can refer to it straight away.

    Good Luck with your Calorie Counting.
     
  5. nic2ie

    nic2ie Full Member

    So would that rule apply to frozen chips too?
     
  6. systema

    systema Gold Member

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    Yes - look at the calories for 100gms - decide how many you want then work the calories out from that --
    Just had a look on Asda website and saw that some of the frozen chips have lots more calories than other - I would suggest you have a look at the cals per 100gms and try and pick the ones which are the lowest.
     
  7. adell

    adell Full Member

    Start Weight:
    82.1kg
    Current Weight:
    65.77kg
    Goal Weight:
    58.97kg
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    2st8lb(19.89%)
    Thank you :)
     
  8. systema

    systema Gold Member

    Start Weight:
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    9st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st1lb(18.13%)
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting
    Your welcome - if there is anything else you want to know just ask - go to my diary and post it on there.
     
  9. nic2ie

    nic2ie Full Member

    Thanks Systema
     
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