How to weigh yourself accurately.
Located in Bloomington just south of Minneapolis , it has more than stores, 50 restaurants and an aquarium. If you are weighing a spread-axle trailer you will need to move your truck during the weighing process. Trucks that are 10, lbs or more that are traveling these roadways during the restricted months are required to carry the minimum required chains plus two extra chains in case the road conditions require more chains. The thought of biting into fleshy pink undercooked chicken literally makes me ecoli vomit in my mouth. Then I eat a salty meal and re-hydrate. The person who attempts to feed a longing heart with food will stay on the path to overweight. The fighters shared the stage for a final time ahead of Saturday's clash at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office , and Haye tipped the scales at 15st 10lbs 2oz, looking leaner than the 16st 9oz he weighed for the first bout.
Speaking of, check out me and my utilitarian kitchen skills as we weigh some protein. Like, I cook it really thoroughly. The thought of biting into fleshy pink undercooked chicken literally makes me ecoli vomit in my mouth. Now, if you cook your meat thoroughly, there will be less water and weight in the finished product. For instance, take two identical pieces of raw meat and cook one rare and the other well-done. When weighing cooked well-done meat, multiply the weight by 1.
When weighing cooked rare meat, multiply the weight by 1. You heat up two chicken breasts that were left over from that weekend BBQ. They were cooked pretty thoroughly but not torched. So you decide on a 1. August 28, at 2: August 28, at 4: September 8, at 3: September 8, at 4: January 22, at January 27, at 5: March 19, at 2: March 19, at 3: April 20, at 3: May 22, at May 4, at 7: May 22, at 2: June 10, at 5: June 16, at 8: June 26, at 1: June 28, at 1: December 16, at 9: December 16, at July 11, at 7: September 8, at September 11, at 2: November 9, at 5: November 9, at 6: December 25, at 4: December 29, at 9: February 9, at April 2, at April 8, at May 5, at May 6, at 7: May 14, at 3: May 24, at July 22, at 6: July 23, at 1: July 23, at 8: July 25, at 4: August 7, at 9: August 14, at September 30, at 5: November 17, at November 18, at 2: November 25, at 7: February 2, at February 3, at 8: February 11, at 4: March 7, at 7: March 11, at 5: March 17, at 6: March 20, at April 7, at 9: August 1, at 7: April 11, at 2: April 14, at 6: June 1, at 6: June 7, at 2: June 9, at June 24, at June 29, at July 19, at 4: July 25, at 1: July 30, at July 31, at August 3, at August 23, at October 5, at 9: October 22, at 6: October 28, at 2: November 2, at 8: November 18, at January 23, at 7: February 19, at 9: March 4, at 2: March 5, at 6: April 17, at 7: April 26, at 9: May 3, at 8: May 31, at 5: October 29, at 7: January 31, at 7: How to Weigh Meat — Cooked or Raw?
Posted by Michael Vacanti. Keep the knowledge flowing. Frank Loving the info. This sort of stuff is so hard to find so clearly laid out. Very well done sir. Mike Author Thanks Frank, I really appreciate that. Dave hi what if you are in a situation where you can't weigh the food? Mike Author Dave - great question. There are ways you can estimate pretty accurately - for example, one serving of cooked meat is about the size of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand.
You can use that as an estimate of the number of servings you eat - then look up the macros for that type of meat online. Nikki In my diet lately I've been eating Piedmontese beef. The raw weight of the beef is 8oz but after being cooked it's oz. Would I be eating 8oz of protein or oz of protein? This always confuses me! Mike Author 8 oz! Diana Garcia Great info, thanks for sharing. So,on the package of the raw turkey breasts tenderloin nutritional facts state, 4oz has 28 grams of protein, 0 frams of carbs and 1 gram of fat.
As you state at the beginning of the article, "The data on a nutrition label corresponds to one serving of raw meat. When you cook that , grams would be , and the amount of protein will be 60 grams. Simple, if you measure raw 21 g g, if you measure cooked , 30 g - g.
I just followed the example from above. Carly Burr Great info! I've literally been searching for an answer to these questions since ! I cook my chicken in bulk for the whole family so it is impractical to weigh it raw - all I wanted to know was how much g raw chicken weighs when cooked and now I have your formula that's helped massively and showed me I've been slightly over eating on protein! Thank you so much. Really appreciate the info! Mike Author You're welcome Carly: From the example above: The question I have for you about weighing your meat cooked is how did you come up with the 1.
Mike Author Ed - that was the calculated based on the average difference in the weight of cooked vs raw meat since nutrition labels pertain to raw meat, and cooked meat weighs less, we use a multiplier. Izamar what is i boil my chicken? Should i multiply by 1. Since they're fattier cuts of meat, I'm going to grill them without using any additional fats, so once they're grilled they will have lost a good amount of their fat. By using your multiplier method, however, the grilled product is gonna have more fat than the raw product, when it should be the other way around!
What are your thoughts on this? How should we count the fats on cooked vs raw meats and fish? The nutritional value doesn't change as far as with protein.
However, the nutritional value from a fat intake aspect would change. As for counting the fat on cooked vs raw meats, I would just take a guesstimate the amount of fat that remains in the cooked meat. Every 4 oz contained 17grams of fat so once I cooked the meat. I made a mental note that atleast half of the fat was rendered out of the burgers, which made the much healthier than in the raw state.
I also placed the cooked burgers on a paper towel after cooking December 16, at 9: Mike Author You are right that the "nutritional value" doesn't change for any of the macros. Like I do in this video: So 4 ounces of cooked meat DOES have more calories protein, and possibly fat depending on the meat than 4 ounces of raw meat. Joe Izamar, you can determine the multiplier yourself.
Weigh a piece of chicken raw, boil that piece, weigh it again and compare the difference in weights. Check access key in CleanTalk plugin options. Karen I need to find out how much pork to buy, cook for hours in a roaster, to make pulled pork sliders.
I see the 3 oz. Measurements per serving is the usual measurements but I think that might be more than needed for one slider, not sure. Might be cooking for about with two sliders per person. Wilk certainly appreciate any help you can give me. With the example used you will get more than double the protein with cooked meat but not double the grams.
Catherine I must be really calculating wrong!! This is my method of calculation: DurtySoufBeast Catherine, I think you're looking at the formula incorrectly.
The nutritional value of the meat doesn't change due to the water or juices being cooked out of the meat. The only way you would receive double portions of your salmon is that if you weight out 4 oz of cooked salmon. Just stumbled across this. How would you weigh something like a cooked and shredded lamb leg meat? I Do 4 oz portions for meat.
I cook ground turkey breast in bulk 3, 4 packages at a time and it usually ends up reducing with some water from ingredients I use soy sauce, tomatoe sauce, broth, etc Currently, I meausre it in ounces raw and divide that by 4 to get the number of 4oz servings and then when I'm done cooking it, I either meausre out 4oz and try not up be so anal about it or measure the whole pot and divide it by however many 4oz servings there were from when I measured it raw. But there's got to be an easier way, right?
Then I eat a salty meal and re-hydrate. The salt sets my daily weight to a new maximum as I retain ever more water than during my breakfast hydration. So, simple question — how much did I weigh on this day, the 23rd of May?
There is a whopping See, its not quite so simple! Now lets look at another big problem, the accuracy of digital scales. Many folks are lured into a false sense of accuracy by that digit after the decimal place on the digital scales — that means they measure to 0. You know me and how I love to do experiments.
Lets weigh a dumbbell on four scales:. I have three new digital scales from three different manufacturers and a very accurate and precise mechanical balance beam scale. The handle and spinlocks weigh 3 pounds, the plates weigh approximately pounds four 25lb plates. I first weigh the dumbbell on the accurate mechanical scale and see that it weighs Here is what I got when I measured the Did the dumbbell suddenly go on a diet as we moved it from scale to scale?
An average bodybuilder might gain 15lbs muscle in a year, thats only 4. How on earth can you get any kind of reasonable gauge of progress if the scales measurement can be off by 3. I think you are starting to see the problem here, but it gets even worse! Lets talk about temperature sensitivity. Many digital devices are sensitive to temperature. Lets simulate what happens when you weigh yourself on a cold morning. Most of us turn the heat off at night to save money so lets simulate a cold morning by putting the scales in the refrigerator and re-weighing the pound dumbbell.
What I found was that at 39 degrees F:. So although two of the three digital scales were acceptable accurate at room temperature, on a cold morning they lose that accuracy. So I know many of you got a good laugh at the seeminly simple title of this web page but I think you now see that its way more difficult to weigh yourself accurately than you thought. Bodybuilding composition changes are on the order of a miniscule ounce 30g a day.
How can you possibly measure your progress accurately when scales can be off by 5 pounds and your weight can fluxuate 10 pounds in a few hours due to hydration changes??? Now that you believe me that weighing yourself accurately is very difficult, let me show you how to do it.
The scale is not magical, it only measure weight. Weight can be water, fat or muscle and there is no way the scale can tell what is pressing it downward.
What a bodybuilder really needs to know is the rate at which they are gaining muscle and the rate at which they are losing fat. OK, now that you have a month of weights and skinfold measurements, how do you analyze them? By downloading and using my handy dandy AccurateWeightCharting. By doing a best fit curve thru the data over the course of 30 days, the errors average out and leave us with a very accurate trend curve! After downloading the excel spreadsheet, put in your months worth of data.