measuring question
Aarjono
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When you make a recipe with lots of different ingredients, do you then weight the final product to figure out grams per serving, or what?
Am I overthinking this?
Am I overthinking this?
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If you want to be more accurate you can do that. I have a few times with things like chili, but now I don't care to be that particular and I just estimate.1

What I've been doing so far is calculating for the entire recipe and then dividing it into containers, so I add all the calories for all the ingredients and then divide it out into 10 tupperwares, and then each serving is 1/10 of the total. Yeah, it might not be completely accurate, but I've been doing pretty well so far with this method.
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typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day3

deannalfisher wrote: »typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day
^^this1 
nevadavis1 wrote: »What I've been doing so far is calculating for the entire recipe and then dividing it into containers, so I add all the calories for all the ingredients and then divide it out into 10 tupperwares, and then each serving is 1/10 of the total. Yeah, it might not be completely accurate, but I've been doing pretty well so far with this method.
+1 for this method. Typically I batch cook for a week so it all evens out by the end of the week. In other situations, the difference is usually small enough that it doesn't affect my progress towards my goals.0 
deannalfisher wrote: »typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day
I have done this before, however it doesn't allow you to easily project how many calories a typical "serving" that you (or another member of your family) will take. This method will almost always end up saying "1 cal/srv" or something similar if you do this.
My preferred method is to weigh the final product and divide it into the number of servings you expect it to be, or want it to be.
To be less accurate, but still OK, you could divide it by volume instead of mass (ie, number of cups).0 
shaneozouf wrote: »deannalfisher wrote: »typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day
I have done this before, however it doesn't allow you to easily project how many calories a typical "serving" that you (or another member of your family) will take. This method will almost always end up saying "1 cal/srv" or something similar if you do this.
My preferred method is to weigh the final product and divide it into the number of servings you expect it to be, or want it to be.
To be less accurate, but still OK, you could divide it by volume instead of mass (ie, number of cups).
i'm confused...I don't need to project with this method, because I just log what I eat when I serve it up  one day it might be 200g another it might be 400g  all depends on how it fits my macros
the cal per serving should be really low in an option like this  so you can easily tweak it to your daily calories0 
Thanks all!!0

deannalfisher wrote: »typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day
I do this but by 100 grams rather than grams.0 
deannalfisher wrote: »shaneozouf wrote: »deannalfisher wrote: »typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day
I have done this before, however it doesn't allow you to easily project how many calories a typical "serving" that you (or another member of your family) will take. This method will almost always end up saying "1 cal/srv" or something similar if you do this.
My preferred method is to weigh the final product and divide it into the number of servings you expect it to be, or want it to be.
To be less accurate, but still OK, you could divide it by volume instead of mass (ie, number of cups).
i'm confused...I don't need to project with this method, because I just log what I eat when I serve it up  one day it might be 200g another it might be 400g  all depends on how it fits my macros
the cal per serving should be really low in an option like this  so you can easily tweak it to your daily calories
I never thought to do it this way, always just did the number of servings in grams, but now I'm inspired!0 
deannalfisher wrote: »typically I do the serving size in grams  so if the overall product weighs 500g, I log the recipe as 500 servings, then each time I eat it, I log the weight in g as number of servings  it makes it easily adjustable to fit my goals for a given day
^^this
Yup, me too.0
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