Starting monday i’ll be doing the massive eating program and i’m pretty excited except for there is one thing that i havent gotten completely worked out.

When i buy something like chicken breasts, it usually doesnt come in a box. So when i go to cook it, how do I now how i’m about to take in? is there some place i can look this kind of stuff up that i just havent been able to find or what?

Buy a scale and weigh your food.

The cheapest places for such scales are office supply stores like Office max and such. They are postal scales but are the same as food scales.

Their are various sites around that have the macros all laid out for you. I personally use the one @ netscape just because I find it fairly complete and easy to use.

Have fun eating.

By the way I highly recomend cooking ahead. Simply bake a whole pack of breast so they are ready to go when you need them.

It will save you loads of time in the long run.

Yes buy a food scale and there are books and web sites that list the macronutrients of foods.Btw 1oz. of chicken breast has about 9g of protein 0g of carbs and 1g of fat. Hope this helps.

It’s got just about everything under the sun.

Just avoid getting too involved with weighing food.

At some point, the stress caused by weighing food becomes counter-productive.

I remember a guy that said he wouldn’t eat eggs because they contain too many carbs :stuck_out_tongue:

Buy bags of skinless chicken tyson give you the breakdown of cals. Also you might want to get a
small George Forman grill. Its is a lot fastest
then baking.

Ok now im confused.
Up until this day, i thought 8 0z rawboneless skinless chicken breast had 220 calories ±40g protein ±7g fat based on .
Now i looked for other sources and they list all kinds of stuff, from as low as 160 to 300kcals, all raw weight.
What do YOU guys know/have always believed an 8 oz skinless boneless RAW chicken breast?s nutrition facts are?
Im concerned because i usually eat 8 and sometimes 1 lb of chicken breast a day.




The sources I have seen and all the packages of raw breast I buy say 110 per 4oz so I would just stick with that.

Or if you really want you could once again overwhelm yourself with info. Find all the different sources you can. Add them all up and get an average of every source.:slight_smile:

Just messing with ya.

No matter what you use rest assyred it isnt going to be exact. You are simply getting a good ball park figure. Every breast even if the same weight is going to be slightly different in its macro breakdown. Your are getting close.

Also it really doesnt matter what you call it. You could double all of the cal contents of every thing you consume and along with it double your intake k/cals. Then move up and down from their to cut/ bulk/ maintain. The thing is stay consistant so yo know what you are doing.

Hope that helps

Perhaps the book I have is wrong about chicken breast so I just looked at some ground chicken breast(all white meat) from Purdue and here is what it says

4oz.(112g)raw ground chicken
Protein 24g
Carbs 0g
Fat 0.5g

3oz.(84g)roasted ground chicken
Protein 19g
Carbs 0g
Fat 0.5g

I think these numbers sound right when compared to some of the websites I’ve just been on. I think I’m going to toss my book out the window!

Thanks everyone but i’ve got one more question.

So when doing the massive eating diet you’re supposed to get 50% protein, 35% carbs and 15% fat right? This is what confuses me. 50, 35, and 15% of what? The total weight of food i’m getting? The total amount of calories?

This is how i understand it. So i would take all the grams of protien i eat, add it to all the grams of carbs and fat that i eat and it’s supposed to come out to 50%/35%/15% right?

Maybe this is a dumb question but I don’t want to start any diet anything until i know exactly what i’m doing.

Thanks in advance

Calories Wek…

base it on % of calories not grams

Off topic, but can anyone confirm this:

1000calorie (1Kcals) equals energy of:

30Kilogram lifted 0.5 meters straight
upp. Repeated 10 times. Doing 3 sets.

Is this is true ?

Also a human should
burn more calories doing this work, because we aren’t 100% efficient.
As a guide how much more ?



It is 50/35/15 of total ac;s you consume.

Example of we’ll say 4000k/cals =

Protein = 2000 k/cals or 500g
carbs = 1400 k/cals or 350g
fat = 600 k/cals of ~ 66.6g

Hope that helps.


here is where i’m confused.

Lets say that a 5oz. piece of chicken has 40g of protein 230 calories and 5 grams of fat. How would i count that? 230 calories from protein? What about those 5 grams of fat? Are they just not counted at all?

1g of protein has 4 calories
1g of carbohydrates has 4 calories
1g of fat has 9 calories