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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
3 oz. of chicken or other meats?
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RE:How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
4/11/09 7:17 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I do not know how to tell 3 oz. of chicken, beef, turkey or any other meat. I remembered being told a serving is about the size of your palm. Does anyone really know?
How many servings (3 oz.) are in a normal chicken breast? And is this calculated before or after cooking?
Thanks for any help!
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RE:How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
4/12/09 2:14 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
A 3 oz piece of chicken is pretty small...about the size of a deck of cards.

I have a food scale, and a fresh chicken breast (boneless skinless) is normally anywhere from 6-9 ounces.

Weigh your meat before you cook it.

I hope this helps. emoticon
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RE:How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
4/12/09 7:44 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Darcia is right on size, and it roughly translates to other proteins.

I have to watch how many "servings" I am eating to get what I need.

With all the work you are doing, invest in a small kitchen scale. It will help with 1.5 oz of nuts, etc. Once you get used to seeing it, you won't need it as much, but it will be a great learning tool.
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RE:How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
4/12/09 12:02 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
thanks guys! I need to do that. appreciate the responses.
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RE:How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
4/13/09 8:26 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I've always heard that you should weigh the food after it's cooked. And I also recommend getting a food scale. I weigh/measure everything and it really helps keep portion control.
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RE:How Big is 3 OZ. of Chicken?
4/13/09 9:32 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I asked this question a while back. The advice staff said in general they weigh before cooking just because it's easier (and you'll end up wasting less food scraps). You can more easily buy the meat in the size you want it at the store that way is the rational behind it I guess.
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