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 04-01-2010, 09:43 AM #1 Kara     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: NE, Georgia Posts: 303 S/C/G: 375/see ticker/185 Height: 5'10'' How do you count calories for a marinade? I'm not sure how I should count the calories for my marinade. It's 1/2 c of each of these: olive oil, red wine vinegar, lite soy sauce This marinates about 1 lb of chicken. I'm not sure how much of it I'm consuming if I eat 4-6oz of chicken. I bake it usually but not in the marinade.( I throw out the marinade or cook it and then throw veggies in it, but I know how to count that) How much oil and soy sauce do you think I need to account for? any ideas? I feel like maybe 1/2 tablespoon or less is absorbed. __________________ Living Primal July: CrossFit 3x wk Cut back my dairy
 04-01-2010, 12:21 PM #2 Senior Member     Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 801 measure the marinade once the chicken is out, take what is left and divide it by how ever many servings the chicken is? I have no clue Just throwing complicated ideas out there.
 04-01-2010, 02:07 PM #3 Member     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Ohio Posts: 74 S/C/G: 300/265/175 Height: 5'8 I have been counting marinades by a serving of 2 TBS. I read that's how they should be counted somewhere a while back. I've often wondered if I'm counting that right, it seems impossible for a 4-6oz chicken breast to soak up that much! If you find the answer let me know!! __________________ "Hello Devil, you cannot and will not tempt me today."
 04-01-2010, 02:20 PM #4 PCOS/IR/Hypothyroid     Join Date: Jan 2004 Posts: 3,855 Height: 5'8" I just count it all into the recipe and divide it per serving and just know that while it might say X calories, I actually had a bit less. A. __________________ Started Jan 2016:
 04-01-2010, 02:33 PM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: Cody, Wyoming Posts: 982 S/C/G: 243/190/150 Height: 5'4" I do it the same way as apostrophe. If I was really concerned about it, I would measure and calculate everything before adding the chicken, then subtract what was left after the chicken to see how much was used. Divide that amount by the number of servings, or if you want to be even more precise,you can base it upon the amount of chicken for each piece. Say you have 1 cup of marinade. Calculate the calories for that. Marinate the chicken. Once the chicken is removed, calculate the remaining marinade calories and subtract form the original amount to get the total marinade being used. Weigh all of the chicken after cooking. You can calculate the information for plain baked chicken from any of the online calorie counters. Then you will be able to calculate the marinade used per unit of chicken. Then weigh your piece of chicken and you can calculate how much that piece plus marinade is. That is probably as close as a person can get it at home. Barb __________________ GOTTA GET OUTTA THE 180'S THIS TIME!
 04-02-2010, 03:16 PM #6 Eat Petite!     Join Date: Jan 2010 Posts: 99 S/C/G: 307/253/157 Height: 5' 6" I count 1 T for any soy sauce, condiments and marinades, or BBQ sauce coatings. It doesn't matter if it is accurate, it matters more than one is consistent in counting calories than otherwise might be forgotten. If the coating is heavier...up it to 2 T. Marinades are mostly flavouring. __________________ My diet journal: http://threeherring.wordpress.com/
 04-04-2010, 10:49 AM #8 Kara     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: NE, Georgia Posts: 303 S/C/G: 375/see ticker/185 Height: 5'10'' Thanks everyone...great tips that I'll use next time I marinate! __________________ Living Primal July: CrossFit 3x wk Cut back my dairy