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 COURAGEG Posts: 396 8/23/10 8:51 A Thanks so much for the post Itgirl! I was looking everywhere on the site for this info and here you are!
 ITGIRL74 Posts: 602 3/31/10 11:25 A It seems you are getting a lot of conflicting information here, so I will paste the answer from SparkPeople's FAQs. I do agree that restaurants use pre-cooked weight, but the nutrition tracker definitely uses cooked weight unless otherwise specified. ---------- How do I know if the recommended serving size is cooked or uncooked when I look at it in the food database? Cooked vs. uncooked…that is the question. However, standard serving sizes are always listed in a ready to eat state. When you are dishing the food item onto your plate, this is when the measuring and weighing begins. These standard portions are perfect examples: * Meat: 3 ounces, cooked * Vegetables: 1 cup, raw * Vegetables: ½ cup cooked * Pasta, Noodles, Rice, Oatmeal: ½ cup cooked But, many times recipes do not use these standard portion sizes. Here are a few tips to help determine how much is being used: MEAT Meat contains 7 grams of protein per cooked ounce. Example: If the nutrient analysis for a pork chop recipe indicates 35 grams of protein/serving, you can estimate that approximately 5 ounces of cooked meat is used for the serving. GRAIN PRODUCTS Grain products contain about 15-17 grams of carbohydrate, 3-4 grams of protein, 0-1 grams of fat; for a total of 80-90 calories per ½ cup cooked portion. Example: If a pasta salad contains 24 grams of carbohydrates per serving, you could estimate that approximately 3/4 cup of cooked pasta is being used for the serving.
 MYREALANA SparkPoints: (30,332) Fitness Minutes: (21,950) Posts: 3,865 3/31/10 11:01 A Plus, any restaurant you go to; its based on after cooking. For example, McDonald's quarter pounder is weighed after its cooked. ---------- If you read the McDonald's menu, it specifies "pre-cooked weight" for the quarter pounder. Portion size calculations usually indicate pre-cooked weight. I weigh all my meats prior to cooking. The exception is the pre-cooked chicken I occasionally buy to put on my salad. I estimate about 10% higher than the weight of the actual cooked chicken I used.
 ITGIRL74 Posts: 602 3/31/10 11:00 A Unless the item listed in the nutrition tracker specifically says "raw" (or "dry" or "uncooked"), it refers to cooked weight.
 JILLIEWILLE1 Posts: 771 3/31/10 10:32 A My Husband is in the food business. He said all meat,chicken and the like is weighed before cooking.
 POSEY440 SparkPoints: (456,203) Fitness Minutes: (168,079) Posts: 22,202 3/31/10 10:22 A I think after is more accurated
 LIQUIDJEWELS07 Posts: 396 3/31/10 9:32 A I do it after cooking. Plus, any restaurant you go to; its based on after cooking. For example, McDonald's quarter pounder is weighed after its cooked.
 YIYEHTOV Posts: 794 3/31/10 9:30 A I weigh before (but defrosted, usually)-- I figure that's probably when I'm most likely to get "just food." However, I fudge it sometimes... for example, today I grilled some chicken in a pan and weighed the amount I ate AFTER cooking. It's not exact science!
 MINIER Posts: 216 3/31/10 9:24 A If I were going to cook 4 oz of salmon, or 4 oz of beef (or whatever other fish or meat), do I weight it BEFORE or AFTER cooking to get accurate serving count?
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