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  • 100g of uncooked rice will have the exact same amount of calories after it's cooked, assuming you only use water. The weight after it's cooked doesn't matter because it's only weight from the water that the rice has absorbed during the cooking process. As long as you weigh out 100g of rice knowing it's 342 calories, then…
  • The weights on my fresh meat are routinely off allll the time! It's kind of irritating to buy 1.5 lbs to chicken breasts to only have them weigh 1.2 lbs when I portion it out. I think they do it on purpose because the majority of people don't weigh their foods to ever know they were shorted. So, I don't doubt that your…
  • Does the meat you eat have a nutrition label on it? That's usually where I start. For example, if I eat Laura's 96% ground beef I will search for that specifically in the food database. I also have the nutrition label on hand to compare. If I find an entry that doesn't match exactly, I will edit the entry with the…
  • Mine has been and and always will be warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven! With a cup of milk I can eat a dozen in one sitting..
  • Here's one of my favorite meals to eat.. Salsa rice: Bake chicken breast in the oven until done. Let it cool and shred/cut it up. Heat a little bit of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add your spices (pepper, paprika, cayenne, salt, etc.) to the hot oil and stir them around for 30 seconds or so. Squeeze in a bit of lime…
  • I prefer to weigh chicken breast raw, because that's usually how it's listed on the nutrition label. I find it to be more accurate. Plus, it's easier to just weigh it raw first so I can know how much I'm eating before it's cooked.
  • My best habit is my meticulous logging. I log nearly everything I eat down to the gram. Many people in my family think it's obsessive or silly, but it helps me a ton and it's become part of my daily routine now. My worst habit would have to be saving the majority of my calories until the evening. I'll eat under 500…
  • No, it means that if you cook 49g of dry rice, about 1/4 cup, it will make roughly 3/4 cup of cooked rice. It isn't exact, just an estimate. All you have to do is measure out 49g of dry rice and cook it. Whatever weight you end up with after cooking doesn't matter because you weighed it dry and know that it is exactly one…
  • I usually eat a couple of slices of this bread, which helps me meet my fiber goal. You can also look at high fiber cereals, like mini-wheats or raisin bran. I've also found that popcorn is a good, high fiber snack!
  • Your post is a little confusing. Are you eating 1750 calories a day, but burning 2100 calories from exercising? When you put your stats and goal into MFP, it gives you a certain amount of calories to eat to reach your weight loss goal. The calories given to you already has the deficit built in. You don't need to exercise…
  • This is what has and will always work for me: save room for dessert! Sometimes fruit or a piece of chocolate wouldn't cut it and I ended up overeating on sweets anyway. So, I just make room for them every day in my calories. If you find that you are unable to control yourself around certain things, maybe avoid those for a…
  • Going off of what Solieco recommended.. If the whole finished meal weighs 850g, you could put in 850 servings. That way, when you measure out your portion and find that it weighs 198 grams, you could entire it as 198 servings. Kind of simplifies it even further!
  • In addition to weighing your food, I think the other important part is finding food entries that accurately match what you've eaten. Be vigilant by looking at the back of the label you have on hand, comparing it to what you're entering into your food diary. It doesn't really matter if you use grams or ounces. I personally…
  • I think it's great you have the mindset to get up to a healthy weight! Obviously most of us aren't professionals here (including me!).. So, I'll just give some tips that I used when I needed to bump up my calories. If you aren't eating often enough, maybe you could set timers to eat every 2 hours or so. That way you'll…
  • I would personally select sedentary and then add your workouts and steps in separately.
  • I hate it when I turn down an invite to eat something or have seconds, and I get: "Come one! You can afford to eat a donut/another cookie/more food." It's usually by people who are themselves overweight and I guess the portion size that works for me looks unsatisfying or small to them. I also had a co-worker who boasted…
  • Wow, it sounds like the label making it much more confusing than it needs to be! The rice I use is 160 calories for 45g. If I eat 75g of my rice it would be 266 calories, which is on par with the green checked entry of 267 calories for 75g. 451 calories does seem like a weird number from nowhere. I found this…
  • The label is for 75g of raw, uncooked rice. What the rice weighs after it has been cooked doesn't matter as long as you have the raw weight. The raw weight is all you have to pay attention to. If you weighed out 75g of raw rice and cooked it, it's going to be 267 calories and 55g of carbs as stated on the label. No matter…
  • Calories in, calories out is the calories you consume daily vs calories you burn daily. When calories in equal calories out: you will maintain your weight. When calories in is greater than calories out: you will gain weight. And when calories in is less than calories out: you will lose weight. If your goal is to lose 1/2 a…
  • Weighing your food is a part of counting your calories. The purpose of it is to be accurate, instead of guesstimating your calorie intake. You're losing weight because you're becoming aware of your calories and paying attention to them. Whereas you didn't pay as much attention before. When you have more weight to lose,…
  • I notice this discrepancy on a lot of bread products too! (sliced bread, bagels, English muffins, etc.) They are almost always over the said serving size on the label. If you're paying real close attention to your calorie intake, those extra calories can be the difference between losing and not losing.
  • I would personally log the entire amount of calories and just know that you probably had a little less because you drained the meat. There's really no way of pinpointing the exact amount of calories you lost while draining. There are a few websites with some information about the subject that I found interesting! You could…
  • Of course not, silly! Chicken is still a good source of low calorie protein, though!
  • The one thing I notice is that the beef states that it is 95% lean whereas the turkey doesn't specify. I'm betting that the turkey is 85% lean and 15% fat at most. That would give it more calories and more fat than the leaner ground beef. It just depends on which leanness you're comparing. I think it might just be a…
  • Those last few pounds suck when you're so close to your goal weight. You can definitely make your goal by the end of the year! Keep going~
  • Here's some lower calories snacks that I often eat: Yogurt (100 calories) Pudding cup (100 calories) Applesauce/fruit cup (80 calories) Vanilla ice cream (130 calories) Rice Krispie Treat (90 calories) Granola bar (100 calories) Strawberries/apples/grapes/melon String Cheese (80 calories) Boiled Egg (80 calories) Beef…
  • I like eating pretzels and drinking orange juice together. I don't dip the pretzels in or anything, but the taste of the two consumed consecutively is good for some reason! No idea why.
  • Try finding a chain restaurant that serves onion rings similar to the ones you ate and use that. You could try using Applebees, Steak n Shake, TGI Fridays onion ring calories for your estimate. I think somewhere in the 500 calorie range sounds likely.
  • I use this scale that I picked up at Target a few years ago and I've never had any problems with it. It was about $20. It always reads accurate numbers in comparison with what my weight is at the doctors office. Works well for me! https://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Precision-Products-Digital-Silver/dp/B009WN0L82
  • I think you should keep a list of foods that bother you and go from there. My doctor gave me a list of foods to avoid when I was having gallbladder issues, but it was just general guidelines. Some of the foods on the list didn't bother me and some foods not on the list did bother me. I made mental notes on what to avoid…
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