Are you supposed to weigh your food before or after you cook it?
I know that pasta, typically, you weight BEFORE you cook it because the box will say how many calories are in xx servings of uncooked
But what about meat? Like lean ground beef or chicken breast? I just got a scale (before I was trying to eyeball things). For example, I just made hamburgers on my George Foreman grill with 4% fat ground beef. The package said it was 1.39 pounds. So I divided up the meat by making 5 equal-sized burgers that would be around 4.4 ounces of meat per burger -- PREcooked.
Of course, they shrink when you cook them. I weighed one after I cooked it and it weighed in just under 3.5 ounces.
So when I am counting calories ... what do I go by? The weight it was PREcooked or the weight it is POSTcooked?
And YES, I am *THAT* anal about counting my calories!!!