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Old 11-04-2010, 01:19 PM   #1  
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So I'm trying to guesstimate grilled chicken calories. I'm trying to add up my meal from a restaurant. I'm going to have a mixed greens salad with grilled chicken breast and calorie counts for chicken is always hard for me unless I make it myself.

What do you use as a calorie count for an ounce of grilled chicken? What size/calories do you usually count for grilled chicken breast on a restaurant salad? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:22 PM   #2  
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okay, well, just to give you an idea, but doesn't get right to the actual answer,
on my Metabolic Research Center guideline, it shows 3.5 oz of white chicken breast (raw) = 109 calories.
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Tough to estimate the amount, isn't it? I typically assume 6-8oz chicken for a restaurant serving. If it is boneless/skinless, that is around:

165 cal (6 oz)
3.5g fat
35g protein

220 cal (8 oz)
5g fat
46g protein

I took this from Tyson. I tend to estimate higher serving sizes for restaurants to account for hidden calories from fat. A serving - which is around 4oz - is typically the size of your palm. Of course if it is diced up, well, you can always ask the wait person how much chicken is on the salad. They might know, depending on the restaurant.

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Check out nutritiondata.com! It's my new fave site! Totally cool graphs and information.
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