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    Raw or Cooked Weight: Meat


    Which way should I weigh my meat. Should it be when it's raw or cooked.? Appreciate the help.

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    That's a good question, i normally do it afterward because some weight is lost after cooking.
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    Im almost unsure cause I know most nutrition labels are for raw weight but when I grill my chicken it shrinks so its less ounces. So say it takes 10oz raw to get 5oz cooked so not sure which way to weight it.
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    to be honest im not a hundred % sure, i'm sure someone else will chime in
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    Just assuming it would be precooked weight if you're measuring protein. You'll lose water, and possibly fat while cooking the meat, but protein shouldn't change. That would be going by nutrition info on a packaged meat...
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    I'd measure precooked because it's easier. But you can go by either; just look up the macros for whichever you choose.
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    If you're asking because you want to relate the weight of the meat to the nutrition label, weigh it pre-cooked. 6oz of raw chicken breast usually cooks down to around 4oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia
    If you're asking because you want to relate the weight of the meat to the nutrition label, weigh it pre-cooked. 6oz of raw chicken breast usually cooks down to around 4oz.
    When calculating macros you should weigh the meat raw instead of cooked. Correct.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XGabrielEdgeX View Post
    When calculating macros you should weigh the meat raw instead of cooked. Correct.?
    Generally, although I think there are websites that have the macro breakdown of cooked meats by weight as well.
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    This is a question Ive been wondering as well. Ive read lots of conflicting reports. Even on wedsites I see 4oz cookes as 22g of pro then Ill read 4oz of raw in 22g....WTF!?!? So I decided on 6oz cooked. yolo F it
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    Chicken and turkey lose one ounce on cooking

    Chicken cooked 1oz is about 8.5 g protein and turkey is about 9-9.5 protein ( for 99% lean)

    Fish and steak don't lose much on cooking. Same with lamb. So I would keep thr at 7 g per ounce roughly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia
    Generally, although I think there are websites that have the macro breakdown of cooked meats by weight as well.
    Do you mind linking me to a site that does that.
  

  
 

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