Questions about cooked and uncooked foods

Ok I know this is going to sound obvious, but I’m having a bit of an issue with tracking certain foods.

I have a food scale for all of my foods, but I’m not sure how I should log that information in.

For oatmeal: should I log the dry choice in my diary, and then cook it? Or use the cooked option, and record the cooked amount instead?

Same question for raw meats, I’m not going to eat raw meats, but I would use my kitchen scale to record the weight.

I use grams whenever possible for true weight.
My doctor wants me to use a tracker, and I don’t want to record a wrong metric and mess up his reports.


  • I prefer to use the dry and raw weight, because they are less resistant to moisture changes. See if the trick I posted in another thread helps?


  • Hello, sorry for hijacking the thread but I've had this question re: cooked vs uncooked ingredients, specifically the calories for X amount of uncooked rice did not match the resulting quantity (and calories) of cooked rice (hope it makes sense). Should I stick with weighing my grains uncooked? Thanks in advance.

  • @Mona I will stick to logging the weight of uncooked grains.


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