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How many calories are in tuna with mayo?

Livers1982Livers1982 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
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How many calories are in tuna with mayo? Do I add the can of tuna & then the mayo together?

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  • ecjimecjim Member Posts: 926 Member Member Posts: 926 Member
    4 oz of tuna = 100 cals 22 gm protien 1Tbsp of Hellmann's mayo = 90 cal - add them up
  • Poobah1972Poobah1972 Member, Premium Posts: 101 Member Member, Premium Posts: 101 Member
    That's a tough question... Do you like your tuna salad dry or wet? The typical tuna salad they serve at subway is pretty darn wet. The wetter it is the more mayo is in it, and mayo isn't very calorie friendly.

    Slightly off topic..

    The PC Line of Flavored Mayo's are almost a god send. The flavor profile is so strong and rich, that you almost need to use a small amount to avoid over powering your meal.

    I particularly like PC Horseradish Mayo and PC Roasted Garlic Mayo.... Just a tiny bit truly goes a long way and they are absolutely fantastic.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member, Premium Posts: 24,806 Member Member, Premium Posts: 24,806 Member
    Yes, for any combination of two or more foods, the most accurate way to log is to weigh each individual component and then log them that way. Since mayo is a calorie-dense food, you'll probably want to minimize the times you're eyeballing or roughly estimating it.
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Member, Premium Posts: 2,658 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,658 Member
    I think you knew as you typed the question out. The number of calories is exactly equal to the number of calories in the tuna plus the calories in the mayo. If it's tuna in water, you don't care that much about the calories. But the mayo has to be measured pretty carefully with a tablespoon.

    Not that there's anything wrong with mayo, but some day try it with a half tablespoon of avocado oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, thyme, celery, garlic, and fresh parsley. Hoo boy, that's good!

    Then try it with light mayo, curry powder, cayenne, apple, and raisins. Also great.
  • sijomialsijomial Member, Premium Posts: 17,932 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,932 Member
    What does it say on the label of the can of tuna?
    What does it say on the label of whatever brand of mayo you used for the amount of it you ate?
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,428 Member Member Posts: 2,428 Member
    Depends on how much your using. Oil or water packed tuna. Light mayo or full fat. As others stated, it tells you on the container 🤷🏻‍♀️
    edited February 23
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