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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 months ago

Do you count calories raw or cooked?

If you weigh you food. Let's say you let your chicken defrost and weigh it to 300g. After you cook it it obviously that 300g of chicken will weigh less (let's say 240). So when you count your calories, do you count it as if you've had 240g of chicken or 300g of chicken? Or does the calories in 300g of raw chicken correspond to the calories in 240g chicken in this example, after it has been cooked?

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  • 8 months ago

    If you have to "cook" food, you shouldn't eat it

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Nope,

    Could care less how many or few calories

    my body takes in during the day I'll simply

    eat when I'm hungry & go w/o when not :<>

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  • 8 months ago

    raw always.....

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  • 8 months ago

    Nope absolutely I agree

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  • Logan
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    If you weigh it before cooking use the raw value, If you weigh it after cooking use the cooked value.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    There is an issue in calorie counting that it is not precise. The numbers are exact, but each thing you eat or drink doesn't have precisely the number stated. The Calorie guide, if proper, says raw or cooked, and assume meat as raw. The water and fat content varies both as purchased and after cooking.

    Our metabolism isn't precise either. When counting calories for a day or meal, you have a target estimate only.

    raw breast

    https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/poultry-produ...

    110 Calories/100g

    Total Fat 1.2g

    Protein 23.1g

    Water 74.8g

    Balance about a gram in carbs, vitamins, minerals

    roasted cooked

    https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/poultry-produ...

    Calories 165/100g

    Fat 3.6g

    Protein 31.0g

    Water 65.3g

    Balance also is about 1g as numbers rounded

    As an estimate, 67g cooked should be like 100g raw using calories

    but, fat of cooked is on the high side and protein a little low cmpared with raw

    You count by what you have available.

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  • 8 months ago

    When you weigh food, it's always done raw.

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  • 8 months ago

    No never my friend.

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