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Keto Protein Intake: Raw or Cooked?

So simple I cannot find the answer anywhere or I have not looked hard enough. Anyways, when following a keto diet is the protein intake based on cooked or raw food? What I mean, is if I am supposed to take in 320 grams of protein a day, when I eat chicken, steak, etc do I weight the meat before of after I cook it.

Thanks,

Mark

After cooking it.

If you look up nutritional information, you’ll see different values for raw and for cooked. So if you weigh it raw, then look up “type of meat, raw” if you weigh it cooked, use “type of meat, cooked” instead.

I tend to weight it raw, it’s easier I think, plus depending on how well done you like it there will be more or less moisture throwing off the weight. but raw is raw.

Look up a cut of meat here and you’ll see the different raw and cooked values:
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search

As far as cooking meat goes, I’m fairly certain the weight loss after cooking is mostly due to water and a little fat. The protein content should remain unchanged.

[quote]chrisb71 wrote:
If you look up nutritional information, you’ll see different values for raw and for cooked. So if you weigh it raw, then look up “type of meat, raw” if you weigh it cooked, use “type of meat, cooked” instead.

I tend to weight it raw, it’s easier I think, plus depending on how well done you like it there will be more or less moisture throwing off the weight. but raw is raw.

Look up a cut of meat here and you’ll see the different raw and cooked values:
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search

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Thanks for the link. That is exactly what I was looking for.