posted on Oct, 26 2003 @ 10:40 AM
Originally posted by kukla
I think fat content is measured before cooking. I also know that nutritional labels must be certified by an FDA-approved lab or the FDA itself.
Your calorie intake is going to depend on your metabolism rate. Your level of exercise, sleep cycles and genetics, all play a role in your metabolism.
I have high metabolism and usually eat the FDA equivalent to 2 servings.
While you should definately watch the calories, what is more concerning to me are the preservatives and synthetic food additives used in processed
agreed, i dont like processed foods, i prefer natural fresh foods whenever i can get them.
but why do they list fat content BEFORE you cook the meat rather than after? they're using an averaged statistic for fat content anyway and i much
prefer they "ballpark it" for me AFTER its cooked, not before as it would be a little more accurate or truthful. noone is going to eat raw meat
99.99% of the time so the numbers they give are a little misleading.
as for caloric intake for dinner i stick to about 500-700 calories depending what i had to eat earlier in the day. usually my dinner is 4 ounces of
meat (sometimes pasta) and then 2-3 vegetables (sometimes i'll use rice or another side like that).
i found cutting cokes out of my diet helped but comebined with actually watching how much i put on my plate along with eating more vegetables has
helped a bunch. i even eat three meals a day and i'm still losing weight. i wont give my exact weight but i wasnt happy with what i weighed before.
after two months i actually look different in the mirror. a lot better.
for the most part i avoid most of the foods with lots of food colorings and other fake stuff. about the most preserved stuff i have anymore are
canned vegetables, not the best but beats eating a frozen dinner by a long shot.