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Old 28-Mar-06, 07:37 AM   #1
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How much calories in meat, fruits, vegetables...


How do I figure out the nutritional info(calories, protein, ect) for foods such as meats(chicken, beef), fruits, vegetables, and other foods with no labels? And what would I use to measure how big the portion is? Do I use a food scale? Thanks
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Old 28-Mar-06, 07:57 AM   #2
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Buy the book called The Nutrition Almanac. You can probably find it on amazon or ebay.

Yes you would use a scale if you are sectioning off food amounts based on your caloric intake. I personally grill my chicken and separate it into 5oz portions, but thats all up to you.
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Old 28-Mar-06, 07:59 AM   #3
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Use any of these databases. Look-up whatever is close. It will be a good enough estimate.

I use a food scale but a measuring cup will do if you don't have one.
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Old 28-Mar-06, 08:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply guys. Does the calories differ a lot when you grill and fry? What's the healthiest way to cook meat and veggies? Thanks
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Old 28-Mar-06, 08:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply guys. Does the calories differ a lot when you grill and fry? What's the healthiest way to cook meat and veggies? Thanks
I never recommend fry, I'm the grillin type of person because the fat falls off the meat. I grill outside all year round even though it snows in Ohio hehe

Lady C can probably speak more from her knowledge but I'm not sure if there really is a difference between broil and grill...

Never been a fry guy, especially NO DEEP FRY. I hear even though you use a healthy oil..its still bad...
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Old 28-Mar-06, 11:05 AM   #6
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According to NutritionData.com, 1/2 breast bone & skin removed (140 grams) =
  • Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, roasted – 27 grams protein, 0 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fat = 231 calories (calories from fat: 45) reference
  • Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter – 35 grams protein, 13 grams carbohydrate, 18 grams fat = 364 calories (calories from fat: 167) reference
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Old 28-Mar-06, 02:42 PM   #8
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barbecue and steam
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fitday is better than nothing, but the USDA's site is a lot better, IMO
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Old 28-Mar-06, 11:16 PM   #10
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Thanks fellas I've bookmarked all those sites. Well since none of them list the info for grillled meats, what's the next closet thing to grilling? Roasted or broiled?
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This should answer it
grill
function: transitive verb
1 : to broil on a grill; also : to fry or toast on a griddle
2 a : to torment as if by broiling
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... to torment as if by broiling
Yeah ... I always torment my chicken! (A hot oven tends to do that ...)
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Old 29-Mar-06, 09:30 AM   #13
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Use any of these databases. Look-up whatever is close. It will be a good enough estimate.

I use a food scale but a measuring cup will do if you don't have one.
yep, I used calorieking.com all the time when I started out.
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