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BLUEHORSE17 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/5/13 7:14 P

When you measure the ounces for meats it is typically measured out on a weight scale and the meat should be cooked first before being weighed.

B4IAM30 SparkPoints: (891)
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11/5/13 2:44 P

thanks I will check on amazon for a scale.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
11/5/13 11:30 A

Measure by weight. There are some really nice inexpensive scales on amazon, but once you find one you like,you'll end up using it a lot!

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
11/5/13 11:24 A

I would weigh the fruit (in ounces or grams) and then use a measuring cup to measure out the almond milk. The almond milk is a liquid. It starts off as a liquid and comes in a container with nutritional information on its label that says a serving is equal to a certain measured amount (in a measuring cup). So, use a measuring cup to measure the almond milk. So far as the fruit... Even though you are blending the fruit, it is actually a solid when you start out and then you are changing it into a liquid when you blend it...but, it doesn't come in a liquid form naturally and so nutritional information for fruits is based upon weight (which is why you need to weigh it).

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11/5/13 10:46 A

Ok, thanks so much! I didn't realize the difference for liquids and solid foods.

I have another question. The way I'm eating my fruit is by blending it up in a blender with some almond milk, making it liquid. so should I go by the liquid volume for the right amount? I'm sure I'm drinking enough. I mix just enough almond milk in it for a thinner smoothie and probably about 2 cups of frozen fruit with it. That makes about 3 cups total almost. but I'm mixing this for my husband as well, he said he wanted about 10 oz.

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11/5/13 9:49 A

Oz as a volume measurement should only be used when measuring liquids. For solids, oz. means weight.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
11/5/13 9:37 A

It typically means 3 oz of weight not 3 ox of volume. 3 oz is the recommended serving of chicken.

B4IAM30 SparkPoints: (891)
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11/5/13 9:31 A

My hubby's boss told him what he was doing to lose weight his small meals consisted of 3 oz. of chicken breast. is that 3 oz. measured out or weighed? wha'ts the better portion for healthy weight loss?

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