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    Weigh your food before or after cooking?

    Which would be better ? I pack up for a couple days worth of food. I make 18oz of chicken and 8oz of red meat for a dayz worth.

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    I always weigh after cooking. Always done it that way. I usually eat 8-10 ounces of meat per meal.

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    Of course after cooking, there's huge difference to certain food between raw and cooked.

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    Keep in mind, certain ways of cooking meat can reduce the amount of fat listed. Especially ground meats.

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    Good am doing it right. Lol I only asking sometimes I watch videos on the tube about meal prep and they weight there meat raw. I fig I ask. Lol


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    I do a mix of both depending on what it is lol
    Ground Beef I like fresh and always weigh whatever I am going to eat that day and cook it. Then I just evenly portion it (approximate) into my meals.
    Rice I always do cooked because its just easier. Approximate 1/2 cup = 25 carbs. 1 cup = 40-50 carbs. Gets frustrating when its like wellll is it packed down, not packed down, etc. I just stay consistent.
    Unless you are close to stepping on stage just come up with rules of thumb that are consistent and you will survive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justatrucker View Post
    Which would be better ? I pack up for a couple days worth of food. I make 18oz of chicken and 8oz of red meat for a dayz worth.
    I weigh mine after I cook it. At least with red meat you will end up with less volume if you weigh it prior to cooking it.

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    I weigh everything after cooking other then oats.

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    After for sure. My first coach had me weighing all my meats raw before I cooked them..Talk about a pain in the ass. Especially with Chicken!!!

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    Everything but oats is weighed cooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherk View Post
    Everything but oats is weighed cooked.
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    Done it both ways. I thought nutrition facts were based off of raw weight. You also lose about 1/3 weight when its cooked. So 6oz raw chicken will be 4oz cooked. As long as you pick a method and stick with it, then you can adjust accordingly for your goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwolf View Post
    Done it both ways. I thought nutrition facts were based off of raw weight. You also lose about 1/3 weight when its cooked. So 6oz raw chicken will be 4oz cooked. As long as you pick a method and stick with it, then you can adjust accordingly for your goals.

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    Today I did both just for hahaís. Out of 12oz after cooking 6 and 1/4 oz left over. But thatís from air fryer I donít know if the oven is different


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    Quote Originally Posted by Justatrucker View Post
    Today I did both just for hahaís. Out of 12oz after cooking 6 and 1/4 oz left over. But thatís from air fryer I donít know if the oven is different


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    Never used air fryer. Always baked it

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwolf View Post
    Never used air fryer. Always baked it

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    Itís not bad but! I bake as well. Baking taste better and holds more moisture


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