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You don't use a food scale?

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  • rosioramarosiorama Posts: 300Member Member Posts: 300Member Member
    Another food weighing question!

    When weighing fruit like bananas or oranges, do you peel them first?
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
    So maybe this is the place to ask. I'm cooking some bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts tonight and I know I won't be eating the whole breast since they are HUGE, how in the world do I weight this accurately? I normally weigh my meat raw as it's more accurate but this time I'll only be eating a portion of it and not eating the skin, plus obviously not eating the bone.

    I just measure cooked. I'd cut my portion and weigh it. If it had skin and bone, I'd weigh whatever was left over and subtract from the original weight.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
    rosiorama wrote: »
    Another food weighing question!

    When weighing fruit like bananas or oranges, do you peel them first?

    Yes.
  • BattyKnitterBattyKnitter Posts: 503Member Member Posts: 503Member Member
    rosiorama wrote: »
    Another food weighing question!

    When weighing fruit like bananas or oranges, do you peel them first?

    I do weigh them without the peel, though generally I weigh the whole fruit, eat, then weight the leftover and subtract from the original weight.
  • StormTodayStormToday Posts: 46Member Member Posts: 46Member Member
    When I first got mfp under a different name I lost my first 30lbs without a food scale. I would just measure my food but less than what the measure was because I knew it was probably lying to me. But the next 15 I needed a good scale for.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
    This is like, my eighth attempt at fat loss and I've been weighing everything! I'm eating around 1750 a day and in 45 days I've lost 17 pounds!! I have two scales, one by my coffeepot (I drink A LOT of coffee with cream) and one where I prepare/plate my food.

    It's almost.... Magical.

    Oh I'm 5'10" and started at 235. I'm now 218!! GOOOO FOOD SCALE!!!!

    This makes my heart happy! Yay, you!!!
  • CharlieCharlie007CharlieCharlie007 Posts: 243Member Member Posts: 243Member Member
    I weigh everything but supper. I always allot 800 calories for that meal.
  • lin_belin_be Posts: 393Member Member Posts: 393Member Member
    rosiorama wrote: »
    Another food weighing question!

    When weighing fruit like bananas or oranges, do you peel them first?

    Weight entire fruit, tare, unpeel fruit, put peel on scale. And there’s your weight in grams.
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 652Member Member Posts: 652Member Member
    Easier for me to peel fruit, plop on scale & there are your grams. :)
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Posts: 2,371Member Member Posts: 2,371Member Member
    Easier for me to peel fruit, plop on scale & there are your grams. :)

    Depending on the fruit, that could get messy...
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 652Member Member Posts: 652Member Member
    True! I use a bowl if a messy fruit.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
  • SueSueDioSueSueDio Posts: 4,796Member Member Posts: 4,796Member Member
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
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  • ladyzherraladyzherra Posts: 176Member, Premium Member Posts: 176Member, Premium Member
    Great posts here. I am beginning using a scale. I think it will really help!
  • SueSueDioSueSueDio Posts: 4,796Member Member Posts: 4,796Member Member
    ladyzherra wrote: »
    Great posts here. I am beginning using a scale. I think it will really help!

    It really will! But you may be a bit sad when you find out what a "portion" of some foods really looks like... :)

    Looking at you, cheese...

    (For many people, it's peanut butter. I'm not a huge fan of that anyway, but what 30g of cheese looked like was very upsetting! If I grate it, it looks like way more and I'm happy again. :) )
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