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I got a quick question: Can I get pregnancy tests from my local Vitamin Shoppe?.

I also got another question: Ok, I grilled a chicken breast on my George Foreman grill today and put it on my salad as my protein add in with lunch. But I have no clue how much is 1 oz. The package I got it from was a 17 oz package and there were 5 breasts in it. So roughly 3 oz per breasts. I chose the smallest one, so I'm guessing that once cooked, it was probably 2 oz. So that's how I counted it on my tracker. But, how do you know?.

Same with the fish. The frozen tilapia I have claims to be 2.5 oz, uncooked. Well, what is it cooked? Tilapia shrinks up some when it is cooked. Should I just cut it in half? That's not much meat!.

Am I going to have to buy one of those food scales?.

Thanks!..

Comments (27)

Your question was: Can I get pregnancy tests from my local Vitamin Shoppe?.

One thing to be aware of is that the NS "suggested serving size" of one ounce for many proteins is not the actual amount you should eat. For NS, a protein/dairy serving should be no more than 100 calories, no more than 3 g fat, and at least 7 g protein. One ounce of turkey breast or tilapia is about 30 calories; an ounce of chicken breast may be a touch over that (I've seen different estimates online). If you consistently use just one ounce of these foods, you're likely to actually end up eating fewer calories than the 1200 NS sets as a goal (for women with less than 100 lbs to lose). So you should be eating more than one ounce of tilapia or chicken breast..

(That being said, if you are going to work with the types of foods that are best measured by weight, a food scale will be a helpful tool.)..

Comment #1

It is so worth it to purchase a scale to weigh items like your chicken breast. That way there is no guessing...

Comment #2

Of course. There is no other way of knowing for sure. Any other way would be a guess...

Comment #3

I got a nice one at Walmart and it was under $10 - good luck to you..

Comment #4

One thing to be aware of is that the NS "suggested serving size" of one ounce for many proteins is not the actual amount you should eat. For NS, a protein/dairy serving should be no more than 100 calories, no more than 3 g fat, and at least 7 g protein. One ounce of turkey breast or tilapia is about 30 calories; an ounce of chicken breast may be a touch over that (I've seen different estimates online). If you consistently use just one ounce of these foods, you're likely to actually end up eating fewer calories than the 1200 NS sets as a goal (for women with less than 100 lbs to lose). So you should be eating more than one ounce of tilapia or chicken breast..

(That being said, if you are going to work with the types of foods that are best measured by weight, a food scale will be a helpful tool.)..

Comment #5

That is not entirely accurate. This is what Lynn (graylady)posted about that..

So there is an actual reason. But many people including myself go for the 100 calorie rule...

Comment #6

Def get a scale. No guesswork. If I HAD to guess, I'd say that 1/3 of a average sized breast is around an ounce...

Comment #7

I've often seen small postage scales, which you can use to weigh food, at Dollar stores...

Comment #8

Ah, yes since men only have "dairy/protein" on our meal plans, I forgot about that other category...

Comment #9

Thanks for all the replies! I guess I'd better go to Wal-mart and buy a scale! For today, I think I am going to eat a whole tilapia filet. It says 2.5 oz raw, but is only 100 calories for the whole thing. Like graylady said, if I choose dairy instead of protein, I'd eat yogurt, which is 80-100 cals, or a cheese stick, which is 70. And this fish only has 2.5g of fat per filet, so I think I'll be good there. I'll see how it adds up on my calorie tracker at the end of the day...

Comment #10

Thanks swedishfish for the great in-depth , but I think it's actually confused me even more!!!.

Whats the final verdict here guys? are we supposed to go with the 100-cal. rule or the 1 oz???..

Comment #11

I'm confused too. I have pre-sliced packaged 1 oz chicken breast slices from Foster Farms, fat free and 20 calories a slice, 5 grm protein.

Laurie..

Comment #12

Two slices would be adequate. Four if you're hungry..

I use the calorie count as a range between 45 and 100 depending on my other choices for the day, as long as I have the 7 gm of protein...

Comment #13

I eat a 100 calories of every protien. I work out and want more, not less, protien calories. I often eat 3 oz. of extra lean meat for protien. I'm losing fine and my muscles aren't sore. Hoorah!.

K....

Comment #14

I agree with Karma .... my other thought is that we didn't get overweight by eating an extra ounce of protein here and there. : /..

Comment #15


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