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SLIMMERKIWI Posts: 26,163
3/22/13 6:39 P

You need to be careful about using the generic 'one-size-fits-all' with drumsticks because one size does NOT fit all. I buy them in 2kg packets and some of them there is 1/3 of the flesh weight than there is in others. Some the bones are lot bigger than others there size, too.


KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,234)
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3/22/13 5:13 P

Oh, that's perfect. Thank you so much Bunny

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
3/22/13 5:07 P

This site says "116" for a drumstick, bone removed.

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3/22/13 5:03 P

How many do you think leaving the skin on would be? Extra thirty calories for each to make it 300 for 3? Then tracking it as 8oz of the meat would work for eat 16 oz of the package.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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3/22/13 4:43 P

Well the entry in the tracker for "Chicken Drumstick" and "1 drumstick, bone and skin removed" says it's 73 calories. You could just go with that....most drumsticks are pretty uniform in size, unlike breasts or thighs.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 3/22/2013 (16:43)
KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,234)
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3/22/13 4:34 P

I'm not going to weigh the dang thing. I don't even own a food scale. Never needed one and now that I'm just tracking to make sure I get enough protein without going over on the maintenese calories, I don't want to start weighing stuff. Anyone have even just a rough guess for me?

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,906)
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3/22/13 4:27 P

I weigh it before I eat, eat, then weigh again. Subtract. :) That's how much you ate!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,177
3/22/13 3:53 P

I count a chicken drumstick at 72 calories without the skin...I don't bother to weigh them...the difference is so little...I usually have 3....and steamed veggie sides.....a small portion of barley that helps keep me full or Wild rice.

FTSOLK Posts: 1,391
3/22/13 11:39 A

You could weigh it with the bone in and then weigh the bone after you eat it. Then you subtract the difference.

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3/22/13 11:10 A

I don't have an answer for you other than to agree that it's a complete pain in the butt to figure out nutritional info for bone-in meats. I've been buying more bone-in (thighs and whole legs) to save money but it's really difficult to track it ahead of time. The only thing I could think of to do is weigh the meat after it's cooked and I pull it off the bone. I'm hoping once I do that a few times I will be able to estimate a bit better, like once I see what the average weight of the bones are. I guess you could also weigh the whole thing, eat it, then weigh the bone after and then subtract it out.

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3/22/13 10:55 A

Hey all, got a question for how much to track of chicken drumsticks since they have the bone in them. I have a package with 6 drumsticks in it and its 32 oz. Nutri info for 4 oz is like 150 cals with 7g fat and 21g protein. Obviously if I eat 3 of the drumsticks I'm not eating 16 oz of meat, but how much am I?

With spark's built in system, figuring this out has been quite a pain. None seem to look quite right. I was thinking about half the weight as bone/refuse, so tracking half that package (3 drumsticks) as 8 oz meat? I'm not going to cut the meat off the bone to weigh it haha

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