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3/4/11 9:38 A

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I have always weighed my meat or any food as cooked. Makes more sense since that is actually what you are going to eat.

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2/13/11 1:25 P

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Thanks Couzcat ~ finally someone with the simple, direct answer to my question.

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2/13/11 11:40 A

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Back to the original question about the Nutrition Tracker: are the weights given for meat, the cooked weight or the raw weight.

Coach Tanya has replied in another topic: it is for COOKED.

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2/13/11 4:34 A

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I grill most of my meat and on chicken I do rotisserie. Does the way the meat is prepared change its calorie count and etc.

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2/10/11 10:29 P

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Many people weigh and measure thier roods and therefore need to know the weight of food. The visual of a deck of cards for a serving of meat is just that -- a visual. It does not tell a person how much they are getting in terms of weight.

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2/10/11 9:43 P

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I was told by my diabetic instructor that meat is about the size of a deck of cards. Hope that helps.

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2/10/11 8:20 P

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Perdue white meat chicken breasts and a number of other foods do post raw and cooked portions in the nutrition information check it out.
RAW=4ounces
COOKED=3 ounces

When in doubt pick up the phone and call the 800 number. They will get you the info since it varies with the cut of meats. Pat in Maine.

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2/10/11 7:39 P

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There is another Topic somewhere on how we are using the Nutrition Tracker. I intend to pose the question there since I expect Tanya is monitoring that one.

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2/10/11 4:09 P

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Because we usually eat meat cooked rather than raw, I would assume it is cooked (or medium or rare, however you usually eat your meat)

Maybe coach Tanya could check on this?

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2/10/11 3:55 P

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Yes, 4 ounces raw is 3 ounces cooked.

However, the question is which is it in the NutritionTracker: raw or cooked? I have the same question, however, I have never found the answer.

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2/10/11 2:25 P

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Has your doctor referred you to a diabetes educator or a diabetes nutritionist. If not, ask him -- no, tell him you want those referrals. Make sure he refers you to an experienced diabetes nutritionist because not all nutritionist are well versed in the specific needs of diabetics.

Having said that let me say that when I was first diagnosed, I was told that 4 oz of raw meat is equal to approximately 3 oz of cooked meat due to shrinkage. I was told to weigh my meat cooked.

As for water there are two schools of thought. One that says it must be water, and another that says you could count tea, coffee, even milk as part of your liquid. But think of what water does for the body that other liquids cannot. Water is purifying, it helps flush toxins out of the body. Other liquids cannot do that. So even if you drink coffee or tea, etc, you should make sure you get in your water as pure water.

I hope this helps.



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2/10/11 12:45 P

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Just to make sure, are the numbers in the nutrition tracker for raw meats or cooked as far as the measurements?

Also, does tea, decaf coffee, diet soda or any other liquid count for water?

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