Ideal Protein Diet - weighing meat




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Carrielee
12-30-2011, 08:46 PM
I have been reading other posts of weather to weigh it raw or cooked. I have been on ip for 4 months and have lost over 50 lbs. I sometimes weigh it before I cook it, but with some meats like roast and such i will weigh it after its cooked. I know you get alot more with cooked meat, but it really hasnt effected my loses.. well atleast i dont think it has.. i average about 3 lbs a week. soo tonight i weighed out my meat raw and then i re weighed it cooked and it was a 3 onze difference. any input on the topic, as there seems to be clashing perspectives on the topic.. even by coaches. ?


gs463
12-30-2011, 10:28 PM
I was told that everything was to be weighed raw.

trimup2day
12-30-2011, 10:29 PM
I have been reading other posts of weather to weigh it raw or cooked. I have been on ip for 4 months and have lost over 50 lbs. I sometimes weigh it before I cook it, but with some meats like roast and such i will weigh it after its cooked. I know you get alot more with cooked meat, but it really hasnt effected my loses.. well atleast i dont think it has.. i average about 3 lbs a week. soo tonight i weighed out my meat raw and then i re weighed it cooked and it was a 3 onze difference. any input on the topic, as there seems to be clashing perspectives on the topic.. even by coaches. ?

Congratulations on your 50 lbs loss!!! I will be starting IP on Sunday and will be watching this thread for input from others.


Trinique125
12-30-2011, 10:46 PM
I weigh after it's cooked and have had success so far

DanafromAustin
12-30-2011, 11:34 PM
Truthfully I generally don't even weigh my meat as I can usually eye ball just about the right amount. If I get a little extra protein once in a while I'm fine with that.

Tmg1989
12-31-2011, 08:09 AM
I was told everything was to weigh raw...must say have used the Omaha Steaks 5 and 8 oz (easy since they have it weighed and I purchase based on that) And, they are hormone free. My coach told me that one of her other clients had showed a slowed weight loss and tracked it to adding some chicken to his diet. He researched and found that chicken was not free range AND had added hormones, etc in it and caused him a slowed weight loss over time. JUST an FYI.

SewingMomma
12-31-2011, 08:18 AM
My coach said to use a raw measure for veggies and a cooked weight for meat.

JoLoMN
12-31-2011, 08:34 AM
Carrielee,

To be honest, I've never weighed or measured my meat or veggies on this plan. I felt like eating this way was such a departure from my horrible eating abandon prior, that eyeballing or estimating was good enough. I ate 10 oz steaks on many occasions and had 2 1/2 or 3 cups of veggies, instead of two. I'm not recommending this for everyone, but for me, I didn't want to stress about this detail. I always kept in the back of my mind, that if I was to overdo anything, a little more protein or veggie was far better than going off plan. I did, however, try to more accurately track my intake in MyFitnessPal, so I was aware of my overall calorie total and also tracked my activity. In other words, I wasn't trying to fool myself. When I had a slow week, I looked hard at the data and made adjustments. I'm sure more experienced Ipeeps may have better advice, but I though I'd offer another view point.

Good luck on your journey! If you stick with it, you'll have lots of success. This wonderful group is always here to help you along the way.

Jo

The Sandman
12-31-2011, 10:43 AM
I was told everything was to weigh raw...must say have used the Omaha Steaks 5 and 8 oz (easy since they have it weighed and I purchase based on that) And, they are hormone free. My coach told me that one of her other clients had showed a slowed weight loss and tracked it to adding some chicken to his diet. He researched and found that chicken was not free range AND had added hormones, etc in it and caused him a slowed weight loss over time. JUST an FYI.
+1 on the Omaha Steaks. They are delicious, and it's real easy because they tell you on the box how much each steak weighs.

As to the poster who was talking about Chicken, I had the same problem. I was getting rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, and my weight loss slowed down. Then I realized they used sugar in the basting of it, so I chalked it up to that. I didn't even consider the hormones.

Endless Dieter
12-31-2011, 10:59 AM
I buy Schwans's four pack filet migon (6 oz). Since they deliver to my home it works for me. It is my weekly treat ...

JoLoMN
12-31-2011, 12:09 PM
I buy Schwans's four pack filet migon (6 oz). Since they deliver to my home it works for me. It is my weekly treat ...

LOVE the Schwan's asparagus and micro steam broccoli - it's the best!

New Englander
12-31-2011, 12:40 PM
I have been reading other posts of weather to weigh it raw or cooked. I have been on ip for 4 months and have lost over 50 lbs. I sometimes weigh it before I cook it, but with some meats like roast and such i will weigh it after its cooked. I know you get alot more with cooked meat, but it really hasnt effected my loses.. well atleast i dont think it has.. i average about 3 lbs a week. soo tonight i weighed out my meat raw and then i re weighed it cooked and it was a 3 onze difference. any input on the topic, as there seems to be clashing perspectives on the topic.. even by coaches. ?
I've been told to weigh and measure everything cooked. I wish it was uncooked because I would be eating less meat! For example, I've been buying 16 ounces (net weight) of sea scallops and after it's cooked it comes out to 7 - 8 ounces! I talked to the fish guy at my grocery store and he said they don't add any water to them. They are frozen... ???

New Englander
12-31-2011, 12:42 PM
This question (measure raw or cooked) is just another great example of how we're all receiving such conflicting information from our coaches/clinics! Fortunately, what we're all doing seems to be working, but imagine if we were all on the same page... it really would make it much easier to help each other...

Busymomx4
12-31-2011, 01:43 PM
I was told to measure everything raw so i measure 8oz raw meat but when its something that i can't measure raw (roast, ham, whole chicken, etc), i measure 6oz cooked.

galpal445
12-31-2011, 01:50 PM
I was told by my coach that everything was to be weighed raw.

But I don't weigh my meat. I "eyeball" about 8 ounces of raw meat. Cook it. Then eat as much of it as I am hungry for. Last night I ended up leaving almost a third of it on my plate because I just wasn't hungry for it anymore. I always make sure to eat my lettuce and the 2 cups of vegetables I need to eat and most times I am just too full to continue eating any more of the protein.:smug:

New Englander
12-31-2011, 02:04 PM
I was told by my coach that everything was to be weighed raw.

But I don't weigh my meat. I "eyeball" about 8 ounces of raw meat. Cook it. Then eat as much of it as I am hungry for. Last night I ended up leaving almost a third of it on my plate because I just wasn't hungry for it anymore. I always make sure to eat my lettuce and the 2 cups of vegetables I need to eat and most times I am just too full to continue eating any more of the protein.:smug:
I measure everything and was eating the 5 ounces of meat (because I can't eat 8...learned it's typical of a lot of us to not be able to eat all the protein). Turns out I have to increase my protein to 6-8 due to muscle loss and the heart is a muscle so I'm making sure to eat my appropriate protein. Be sure to eat it all even though it can be hard. I can continue 5 oz of chicken or fish and then my coach recommended having 1 egg white to add to my protein intake>

galpal445
12-31-2011, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the info! I will start weighing the raw meat to make sure I am really starting out with 8 ounces. My eyeballs could be way off and I could very well be wrong. I could be really starting out with 10 ounces. If that is the case, then my eating only 2/3 of it would be the correct amount for me to be eating. I will see what happens next time I have meat for supper!

mamacitaof2
01-03-2012, 08:34 AM
I don't weigh my meat. I just eyeball it also. I've been using the serving size rule of thumb...size of a deck of cards. I realize that doesn't work will all meats, but I'll keep using it as long as I keep losing!

Linden
01-03-2012, 10:59 AM
I don't weigh my meat. I just eyeball it also. I've been using the serving size rule of thumb...size of a deck of cards. I realize that doesn't work will all meats, but I'll keep using it as long as I keep losing!

I think the deck of cards analogy signifies 3-4 ounces of meat, cooked. The object here isn't so much to keep losing weight but to RETAIN muscle mass.

mamacitaof2
01-03-2012, 11:12 AM
I think the deck of cards analogy signifies 3-4 ounces of meat, cooked. The object here isn't so much to keep losing weight but to RETAIN muscle mass.

So should I be eating more then? Or since it's 3-4oz of cooked meat am I ok? Should I assume thats 5-7 raw?

wuv2bloved
01-03-2012, 03:59 PM
So should I be eating more then? Or since it's 3-4oz of cooked meat am I ok? Should I assume thats 5-7 raw?

You should(IMO) be eating more. 3-4ozs isn't enough even though it is cooked. I know some chicken breast aren't even 4 ozs when you buy them. Try to get as close to 8 oz as possible. Its the only real food you eat all day. Measure a few times then you can kinda get an idea of how much it is. A deck of card size isn't enough!!

NewSexyMe
01-04-2012, 04:08 AM
I Weigh out 10 oz of uncooked protein....figured once I cook it its closer to 8...and don't think the extra 2oz wouldn't hurt... Weight loss hasn't been affected.