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 07-07-2012, 07:41 PM #1 Junior Member Thread Starter     Join Date: Jul 2012 Location: Central Iowa Posts: 24 S/C/G: 157/141.5/125 Height: 5'2 question about measuring meat I made some yummy taco salad tonight. Since the hamburger was crumbled, I used my measuring cup. I measured out 8 oz. and boy was that a lot of meat!! In fact, I'm sitting here with a half plate of food......trying to eat it all. Did I measure wrong??
 07-07-2012, 11:48 PM #2 Dieting Since Birth!     Join Date: Jun 2012 Location: New York State Posts: 307 S/C/G: 308/ Ticker /208 You cannot measure meat in a measuring cup ...you need a scale to measure weight. 8 oz is in weight not liquid measure.... Example: In a measuring cup, 1 cup equals 8 ounces. If you put burger in there and fill to 1 cup (8 ounces),,,you would have 1 cup of ground beef. (we are only allowed 8oz a day) Now...that same cup of ground beef when put on a piece of saran wrap on a food scale might weigh 1 pound (16 oz in weight). This is just an example as I don't know the real weight.... I use a food scale....I cut and trim RAW meats and make weighed 8oz portions and freeze them. Cooked weight is less....so we are supposed to use raw weight. Best wishes Jake Last edited by mammoth357; 07-07-2012 at 11:50 PM.
 07-08-2012, 12:36 AM #3 IP: 2/28/12-9/1/12     Join Date: Mar 2012 Location: Plano, Texas Posts: 2,138 S/C/G: 180/180/145 Height: 5'6"/39yo My 3FC Diet Blog My coach gave me a general rule that 8oz is ~1/2lb, remember this is before cooking.
 07-08-2012, 01:56 AM #4 Member     Join Date: Jul 2012 Location: Kirkland, WA Posts: 84 S/C/G: 280/Ticker/190 Height: 5'10" 4oz is about the palm of your hand and the height of a stack of playing cards. So.. 2 times that =)

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