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mpelto
07-23-2010, 10:34 AM
So I have been wondering for calculating macros, when I use 1 tbsp (14 grams of fat) of Olive Oil to cook my scrambled eggs, should I still consider it 14 grams of fat or less when calculating macros?

-Thanks

NICO90
07-23-2010, 10:41 AM
probably a lot of that oil remains on the pan.
However the oil doesn't change its macros if it doesn't reach the point of smoke

Ncsketch
07-23-2010, 10:52 AM
just microwave ur eggs : )

mpelto
07-23-2010, 10:57 AM
Nah I want the fats, I am not worried about them.

Though going from 14 grams of fats to 0 grams is big deal when it comes to calcing macros.

I aim for between 65-75 a day, so this 14 grams makes up a big portion of it.

Would it be a safer bet to just use pam and then drink the olive oil?

Jeclavad
07-23-2010, 11:03 AM
is there still a little n=bit of oil in the pan when you remove the eggs? If yes, you don't eqt the 14g if not, all the oil was melted with the eggs.

mpelto
07-23-2010, 11:11 AM
is there still a little n=bit of oil in the pan when you remove the eggs? If yes, you don't eqt the 14g if not, all the oil was melted with the eggs.

Not that I can see.

Jeclavad
07-23-2010, 11:35 AM
Not that I can see.

If so, I would count the 14g of fats.

mpelto
07-23-2010, 11:56 AM
If so, I would count the 14g of fats.

Sounds good, thanks for the knowledge.

Repped.

jjam
07-23-2010, 12:44 PM
What I do is put the oil in the pan and then use a papertowel to spread it around the pan. This way it coats the pan but there's not any excess. Eggs don't stick, and overall just a tiny bit of oil to account for in your macros.

stratoo
07-23-2010, 12:51 PM
I scramble the eggs in a bowl with some water and olive oil. Nothing gets stuck to the pan and everything gets in my belly.

mpelto
07-23-2010, 01:35 PM
What I do is put the oil in the pan and then use a papertowel to spread it around the pan. This way it coats the pan but there's not any excess. Eggs don't stick, and overall just a tiny bit of oil to account for in your macros.

I use a spatula so none gets absorbed into a towel : D


I scramble the eggs in a bowl with some water and olive oil. Nothing gets stuck to the pan and everything gets in my belly.

I use milk instead of water.

m.djemal
07-23-2010, 02:07 PM
Just use a stick proof pan if the problem is the sticking.... If not then theres nothing but goodness is a tablespoon of olive oil which is more than enough to scramble eggs even make omlets...I even fry my home made burgers with a table spoon of olive oil... Sometimes even lube the chain of my bike with it :)