im looking at numbers for steak/chicken and the numbers for 9oz raw, compared to 9oz cooked is very different, the cooked has much more calories etc. so i assume meat loses some weight while being cooked, the question is about how much?
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I cube up my chicken, cook a pound at a time and then divide it into 2 halves or 4 quarter bags. In any case, a pound of chicken is 448 grams, and I like the taste of it when it cooks down to ~400 grams (plus it's easy to divide). Given these numbers, you're looking at losing ~11% of weight to water loss.
That said, it's crucial to weigh before (and after, in my case). All of this is done on a $30 digital scale I got from Walmart (easy returns), and you can easily find one for less or one that's more aesthetically pleasing online. M&F did an article about cooking your food for an entire week on Sunday sometime this spring, and they had a great looking one for around the same price. I'm just not sure of the name brand . . ."That which is measured tends to improve."
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When I can, I weigh it raw and estimate fat loss during cooking.
Otherwise, use what makes most sense (yup, even with all this info at our fingertips, common sense still goes a long way).
OR: weigh raw, cook how you would normally, then re-weigh and find the (cooked) nutritional profile that most resembles the change in weight and way you cooked it. Do this once or twice and then just use that info.
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