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The best way to get the most accurate and consistent food measurement is to weigh and log foods before cooking. That’s because the nutrition facts panels give us details for food in its packaged state. Most whole foods like whole grains, lean proteins and vegetables typically come uncooked and are calculated for nutrition when uncooked. However, because meat on average typically loses about 25% of it’s weight during the cooking process, if you weigh your meat after you cook it, instead of consuming the protein, fat and calorie amounts listed for 4 oz., you are actually consuming quite a bit more than this, equal to that of around 5 or 5.5 oz. (more or less depending on the type of meat, and the method you used to cook it). Answer: Good observation!

This phenomenon of foods weighing more after cooking than before occurs for a wide variety of foods, including pasta, rice, couscous, quinoa, lentils and dried beans. And you’re right—they weigh more after cooking because they have absorbed the water, broth or. How to Gain Weight, Get Fat & Lose Weight Fast in Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredibly in-depth game. There’s so much to. Choose soft foods.

Cut foods into small pieces or puree foods with gravies or sauces. Drink protein rich smoothies and shakes. U-M Rogel Cancer Center patients: if you are losing weight or have additional questions, the Registered Dietitians at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center can help you.

Talk with your physician to request a. Despite the belief that late-night munching is a weight gain guarantee, eating a sensible snack before bed can actually help you maintain a healthy weight plus control cravings and blood sugar. We. Lean beef is an ideal source of protein, and stir-frying is a quick and easy cooking method.

Healthy carbohydrates from rice, and fiber from fresh veggies make for a well rounded meal after a strength workout. Consuming 20 to 30 grams post-exercise is plenty, and this recipe puts you right in that zone with 24.4 grams. The most perfectly cooked burgers should be moist and tender, definitely not rubbery. That’s not to say you should skip the salt altogether, though.

Form the burgers and add salt right before putting ’em on the heat. (Schend suggests using Kosher salt, because the larger crystals will help you see how much you’ve added and prevent over. If you eat fruits on empty stomach, it will play a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities. Ideally, fruits should be best eaten first thing in the morning, between breakfast and lunch and in the evening as snacks.

For people trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or just maintain a healthy weight, the scale can be both friend and foe, but experts say there’s a right way and a wrong way to use the scale.

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It’s critical that your food calculations are accurate, and that’s why you want to weigh everything you eat before cooking to determine its calories and macros, and when preparing multiple servings, weigh again after cooking to determine portion sizes.

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B. Weigh the food on the person’s tray before and after eating.

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Unless it specifically states ‘raw’, weights are for cooked food, so you will need to weigh the food once it’s cooked, boiled, fried, grilled, etc.

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Although respondents do not have to weigh foods, it is still necessary for the nutrition profes­sional/fieldworker to demonstrate how to meas­ure, describe, and record food items and to provide detailed instructions.

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Weigh client immediately after he or she arises and after first voiding, usually once or twice each week, but not more often to avoid focusing on weight.

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The subject should be contacted again on the first day of weighing, to make sure that they have understood the method and are following it correctly.

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Although training in the estimation of food servings using standard units of measurement may increase the accuracy of self-report (e.g., Rosen & Srebnik, 1990), patients should not be instructed to weigh and measure their foods or to count calories, since this may increase their preoccupation with food (Wilson, 1993).

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When the individual live weight is determined, this is usually done shortly before or at delivery.

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Subjects may estimate the portions eaten either by direct weighing (weighed food record) or by using household measures, such as cups or spoons (food diary).

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It’s also best to weigh yourself consistently before or after having a bowel movement, if regularity permits.

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  • Great information! And subscribed!But i am still confused. Hope you reply. For instance, if measure 250gm of raw chicken, then do i need to record it as 250gm raw chicken in myfitnesspal or do i have record it after deducting 25%? If im eating 250gms then i am obviously consuming macros of the raw weight right? Or do i need to record it cooked again?

  • Omg ty!! I’m still watching the video and learning now that 4oz raw is around 3oz cooked. Every time I weighed cooked foods from the fridge, I didn’t think of the difference.

  • I weight it all raw, usually my meats and pastas and everything else that comes raw:) Lots of labels say (raw) on them. I always wondered how much the nutritional value changes after cooking the foods though. I think some fiber gets taken away from noodles when they’re boiled but I don’t know how much exactly..

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  • What about weighing frozen shrimp? The macros/ servicing size is that for the shrimp in frozen form or is that weight after you defrost it?

  • But the question is ” Should I count the calories before or after cooking?”. If I weight my the rice I eat as carbs 300 gr and then cook it, i become so much. But if I weight first and then cook it is ok.

  • Just weight the food the way you eat it. If you eat raw then weight the raw food and after you convert the grams into calories then those are the calories you will be eating. If you eat your food cooked then weight your food after is cooked and the resulting calories when you do the math will be the amount of calories you will be eating.

  • Typically with meats cooked will yield 75-80%. Meaning if you have 10 oz of chicken it will weigh 7.5-8 oz after cooking. I cook in bulk then just measure the % after. Meaning if I need 6 oz of chicken I’ll multiply 6X.75 and get what I need. Hope that helps someone

  • I’ve had no problem weighing out my food cooked and using the cooked entries on the Loseit app. I’ve still lost weight no problem.

  • I dont know if my food scale needs to be calibrated, but when I weigh my 50 grams of cooked rice(which is 48 grams of carbs I need for that meal) the portion is sooooo small bro!! I use to eye my portions. When I eyed my portions I had added more rice. Is this normal? I’m I doing anything wrong, or do you have any suggestions? thanks!!

  • Thank you. Have had issues with this for awhile. Since normally i cook for more than myself. Have had to track things cooked. Nice to have a another resource on how to do this.

  • I found that if I eat all of the rice that I cooked for that day, using the dry measurement for MyFitnessPal is fine because all I did was add obsorbed water to the equation. Bro tip 

  • Great information! And subscribed!But i am still confused. Hope you reply. For instance, if measure 250gm of raw chicken, then do i need to record it as 250gm raw chicken in myfitnesspal or do i have record it after deducting 25%? If im eating 250gms then i am obviously consuming macros of the raw weight right? Or do i need to record it cooked again?

  • Just subscribed mate, love your stuff, I have always weighed cooked never raw. I was under the impression that if im not eating it raw why weigh it raw

  • I weight it how I eat it I’m not eating raw chicken breast so I don’t weigh raw chicken breast you’re only cooking out the water anyway

  • How can you be the most accurate when cooking in bulk?

    Should I make a new recipe and use the raw weight then weigh again cooked and put that into the servings?

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  • How do you calculate the remaining ingredients in the cooking utensils you use when preparing recipes? For example, you are making cakes and let’s think you put 10 grams of sugar, 10 grams of flour and 10 grams of cocoa in the cake. There should be a total of 30 g of ingredients and 120 calories in the cake, but the pieces left in the mixing bowl change this calorie. How do you calculate this?

  • I’m so confused… The macros are soo different for the cooked vs uncooked yams. Same amount obviously different weights.. After cooking. Soo which calories are accurate and should I be tracking in my fitness pal.?

  • That’s exactly what I do. I almost always weigh out cooked lean flesh and add 2 oz weight to a 6 oz serving for a raw compared weight of 8 oz. I questimate potato’s and I volume weight rice/ oatmeal

  • Different chicken has different water content. Depends from where u buy. Some manufacturers us esome kind of stuff to make the chicken bulked and puffy. So water content is more

  • the lost weight is water and water has no calories so macros still the same, is that right?, and what if the food is like rice and absorbs water? rice will absorb water and its weight will increase but it still just water, sorry for making this too long

  • I it is definitely Italy more accurate to weigh raw….cuz if u take 2 8 oz breasts and u bake one for 40 mins and then u grill one for 1hr the grilled breast is gonna shrink down and weigh a whole lot less then the baked one but it will still have the same amount of macros in it…so Tht is why u weigh it raw

  • Loved it! My sister and I have been talking about which is better, raw or cooked weight. She got a workout plan and was told to weigh things cooked but I’ve heard that raw is better from your podcasts and videos so this clears a lot up!��

  • im pretty sure if the package says 21 grams of protein per 4 oz raw, then cook it and it goes down to 3 oz its still 21 grams, sucking out water does not change the nutritional value that’s why you weigh it raw, because the only thing that will leave that raw weigh is non calorie fluid, so macros for 4 oz raw is macros for x oz cooked no matter what

  • Im confused, so does this mean ive been eating more carbs than i “should be” so if i measure out 55g of oatmeal dry, once it cooks do i measure again 55g wet and eat that? Or the whole thing.

  • Loved it! My sister and I have been talking about which is better, raw or cooked weight. She got a workout plan and was told to weigh things cooked but I’ve heard that raw is better from your podcasts and videos so this clears a lot up!��

  • I it is definitely Italy more accurate to weigh raw….cuz if u take 2 8 oz breasts and u bake one for 40 mins and then u grill one for 1hr the grilled breast is gonna shrink down and weigh a whole lot less then the baked one but it will still have the same amount of macros in it…so Tht is why u weigh it raw

  • Thanks for the video and the info Zack. 2 questions……first, any tips on weighing boned in chicken thighs and drumsticks? Second, where did you get that shirt? I searched Amazon and couldn’t find it. I’m a elementary PE teacher and that shirt would be great! Thanks Man

  • Basically 16oz of lean raw meat is 12oz cooked. You should do a test on 3-4 different brands from different sources of say, a 90/10 ground beef. Weigh it before and after it has been cooked and see the difference. I’ve seen about a 1 oz difference before witch may suggest added liquids ����‍♂️. Let me know what you think! ����

  • awesome video. i think most of the fitness people i follow on here say “it doesn’t matter if you weigh raw or cooked as long as you stay consistent” so i have always weighed my meat cooked… guess i have been eating WAY too much protein. haha

  • No it would be different…just be consistent either weigh it raw or weigh it cooked…looked up the nutrition info for raw vs cooked!

  • I enjoyed watching your video but here’s my question to you. I know you say weighing it raw is more accurate, but are you accounting for the water or liquid that’s inside of the protein itself? For example you buy a chicken breast, most of the time it has some form of liquid within the breast and as you cook it down it does reduce in size. So in the end you’re getting less out of the meat after it’s cooked if you weigh it raw vs after it’s cooked and you weigh it cooked.

  • What about things like bread after toasted? What about if I wanted to cook an oven pizza do I weigh out slices afterwards? How can you determine macros after cooking anything? Its not as easy as I thought. Simply boiling rice doubles in weight after cooking its annoying lol.

  • Been experimenting with finding the factor to multiply by for a lot of my foods so that when I go back to school, it’s easier to know what I’m actually having. Thanks for all your info!!

  • Evan, 8oz of water, weight exactly 8oz, take away the weight of the metal cup.7oz, but its a great way to think about measurements!! thank you for sharing this video.

  • I usually weigh my meat cooked. I hate handling raw meat w my kids always running into the kitchen and them needing me to help them randomly. Silly, I know.

  • Personally I weigh out carbs like oats and sweet potatoes daily, but I will typically eyeball my chicken breast and protein powder. I do however weigh out fattier proteins like salmon and beef.

  • I usually weigh my meat cooked. I hate handling raw meat w my kids always running into the kitchen and them needing me to help them randomly. Silly, I know.

  • Yo brother once again thanks for the endless amounts of info and recipes and my sincere apologies for the comment on the dog parent video! Still watching still a fan!

  • Thank you for this video! I didn’t realize there was such a difference with some things..So I have a question about restaurants. If I go to a steak house and order the 6oz sirloin, is that 6oz before they cook it, or after?

  • Different chicken has different water content. Depends from where u buy. Some manufacturers us esome kind of stuff to make the chicken bulked and puffy. So water content is more

  • Thanks for the information, my question is does the boiled chicken breast also has the same values as the cooked chicken breast? my question does it get a little more weight because of the water?
    how can I count boiled chicken breast?

  • Dude, you’re using a dry measuring cup for a liquid, smh Try using a liquid measuring cup and fill up to the 8 oz mark and then see what it says on the scale.

  • great video! thanks it’s always been confusing? im juts confused how i log something that has been deep fried for exemple or stuff like that? how do i log the oil thats been absorbed / not log the oil remaining in the pot? idk if my question is clear lol

  • It’s a real simple answer to this you measure it how ur gonna consume it. If you eat it raw measure raw if you plan on eating it cooked measure it cooked

  • Helpful information! I usually tracked the cooked food first instead of raw. Would it be safe to say that is still correct to track or go by what you talked about tracking raw vs cooked? I love learning new things everyday! Great content as always.

  • thats bullshit, weigting before is extremely important. for exemple on my oatmeal it said 375 cals per 100g, so i boiled it, then weighted 200 grams thinking i was iting 700 plus cals, when in reality it was no more than 300, 400-500 diffrence is no joke, and i was wondering why i was losing muscule and weight so fast…

  • Many thanks, been searching for “what vitamins and minerals are found in pasta?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Dansaac Unflappable Dominance (should be on google have a look )? It is a great exclusive product for discovering how to find the best food to balance your hormones and blast away your fat spots minus the hard work. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my friend got cool success with it.

  • Evan keep in mind that variations in temperature and vessel such as dry measuring cups versus wet measuring cups will show up incorrectly so weight is always the most accurate measurement. Hence why the Baker’s use it.

  • What about dry macros like oats or rice? The packaging never clarifies if it’s for raw or cooked servings and the weight varies immensely when cooked!

  • great video! thanks it’s always been confusing? im juts confused how i log something that has been deep fried for exemple or stuff like that? how do i log the oil thats been absorbed / not log the oil remaining in the pot? idk if my question is clear lol

  • I really appreciate this video, I’m reverse dieting and constantly felt like I’m not eating enough but now I feel like I may have overeaten. Will need to weigh my chicken breasts raw in order to ensure I’m meeting my macros

  • Thank you for this video! I didn’t realize there was such a difference with some things..So I have a question about restaurants. If I go to a steak house and order the 6oz sirloin, is that 6oz before they cook it, or after?

  • Appreciate video content! Sorry for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you heard about Taparton Elegant Belly Takeover (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for learning how to quickly burn off stubborn belly fat without the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my friend Sam at very last got astronomical results with it.

  • So, for something like a casserole or pasta, I add the calories, fat, protein, carbs, and fiber together as a sum total of the entire dish. I then weight the cooking dish before I cook it. Then I weigh the entire thing post cooking (so I can subtract the weight of the cooking dish from the total to get the weight of the food). So, you have total for weight and macronutrients. I then weigh individual portions, which creates a ratio (because it’s easier for me rather than just dividing out a certain number). So let’s say you are eating a.39 pound portion of pasta when the entire pasta is 2 pounds with 2,000 calories. x/.39 = 2,000/2, which is the same as x = 1000*.39 = 390 calories. Always have a notepad and calculator in the kitchen, because rarely do foods ever work out so clean to be 2 pounds and 2000 calories.

  • Yo brother once again thanks for the endless amounts of info and recipes and my sincere apologies for the comment on the dog parent video! Still watching still a fan!

  • Evan you are a beast and that shirt is way to small for you!!!!! The video was awesome. Can you do a video on macros. Fats, carbs and protein. That would be awesome!!!! ����

  • what about rice? what would be equivalent to about 48 grams of cooked brown rice for one meal on the scale. I find when I weigh it now my portions are so small!! I use to use the “eye” method and added way more rice in the past.

  • I’m still kinda confused…when actually entering into MFP��.
    Would you create an entry for everytime you batch cook. And create a serving size. I hope that makes sense.

  • Dude, you’re using a dry measuring cup for a liquid, smh Try using a liquid measuring cup and fill up to the 8 oz mark and then see what it says on the scale.

  • We share these videos as a family. I subscribed & was ready to share it. Then you messed up the end. I don’t know why you didn’t edit that out. Thanks, but no thanks. ����‍♀️

  • Appreciate video content! Sorry for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you heard about Taparton Elegant Belly Takeover (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for learning how to quickly burn off stubborn belly fat without the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my friend Sam at very last got astronomical results with it.

  • I found that if I eat all of the rice that I cooked for that day, using the dry measurement for MyFitnessPal is fine because all I did was add obsorbed water to the equation. Bro tip 

  • But wait, doesn’t raw weight fail to factor out fat that’s cooked out from the meat? This is especially important in fatty cuts of meat or like 80/20 ground beef. A lot of the fat is lost in the cooking process depending on how you do it

  • When are u telling about the gear you inject?? The various steroids…. Why are you soooooooo insecure about that my dear that you don’t even mention it?? You scared that you will lose subscribers??

  • I weigh my rice after because 1 cup of dry rice expands to like 3 cups of rice when cooked so I measure out about 100 grams per cooked rice..is this okay???

  • Evan dont use a wire brush to clean your grill what if a metal piece stays and gets into your food and you digest it..use a onion my friend clean with flavor

  • Hello evan i was wondering if you can pls make a video for people who tend to be skinny fat and how eating more can be benificial and boost motabolism & how can we build muscle and drop the fat. Love your videos!

  • A lot of people have this problem with rice, but the way I see it is it doesn’t matter how much water rice absorbs cause it’s only absorbing water; and water has zero protein, carbs and fats in it, so the rice’s macros from it being raw will not change after it absorbs the water.

  • Ive been using a 125ml cup to measure 125g of oats (stupid ik). Few months later I have found out I have been under eating severely by atleast 300 calories. Fml.

  • And how do you know how much of the cooked weight is coming from the oil you used to cook with? Some oil will be left behind in the pan and some will be on the food, so I never know how much oil to actually put in my tracker.

  • I think an easier way to do it is just weigh it raw and divide by the number of servings. I like to cook six meals at a time, so if I have 600 g of broccoli / 6 meals I know I have 100 g broccoli per meal.

    I believe weighing raw is more accurate (due to variability of water evaporation or absorption), but at the end of the day it will come down to consistency! You can be certain that if you go from weighing 4 oz of cooked chicken to 3 oz of cooked chicken, you reduced your calorie intake.

  • Gosh the amount of money he must be spending on steroids on a monthly basis… Just by the breath i can hear the HCG, excluding all the other stacks and pills… 3 to $5k a month on steroids… Easy… Excluding money for food and hard hard training…

  • Evan is my model to follow, I like how down to earth and intelligent he is. I feel a bit jealous though,,, I weigh 64 kg (and am same age as him…) but im working on it…

  • Here’s my question. The nutrition facts on a pack of raw chicken breast I buy states there are 25g of protein in 4 oz. When I cook the chicken, it decreases in size by a lot (it’s probably shitty chicken). So am I getting more than 25g of protein when I eat 4 oz of cooked chicken? Much appreciated!

  • Great video. I would love for next time if you could have Rebecca Black’s “Friday” playing in the background. I know that would really help me focus on your words of wisdom��

  • Useless video. “Whatever is convenient for you”, really? So if I cook 150g of rice, and I weigh it AFTER it’s cooked, it becomes 300-320g of rice. Does that mean I’m eating that much rice? Fucking NO. The extra weight of the rice comes from water and guess what? Water has no calories! So your 300g of cooked rice is actually 130-150g of actual rice.

  • Who tf eat fucking raw rice man what kind of stuff ur talking everything need to be weighted after its cooked. Including few foods like oats, nuts, vegetables and fruits…

  • I cooked 130 grams of dry rice to 303 grams of cooked rice

    The same amout of rice is on my plate

    The only thing is is that is changed from 462Kcal to 291Kcal after i cooked it.

    Some bonus numbers….
    If i squeeze al the moisture out of my cooked rice til it is 130 gram again i get a even lower amount of calories witch is 125Kcal
    so what is happening…

  • Let’s say you wanna have 50 grams of rice alright if you cook that and scale it, it won’t be exactly what you want but, if you scale before you’ll get 50 grams

  • Thanks man! After watching this video I understand this concept way better. For anyone confused, for ex: 4oz of chicken breast will have the same amount of protein and calories as it is cooked, it will only just weight less!

  • Useless video. “Whatever is convenient for you”, really? So if I cook 150g of rice, and I weigh it AFTER it’s cooked, it becomes 300-320g of rice. Does that mean I’m eating that much rice? Fucking NO. The extra weight of the rice comes from water and guess what? Water has no calories! So your 300g of cooked rice is actually 130-150g of actual rice.

  • How much protein in 150 grams cooked chicken? Myfitnesspal has soo many answer’s i dont know which one is right, i wana be 100% on track im looking to compete and wana be my best

  • I know this is an old video but there is a simple solution to this problem. Say you are cooking ground beef and it say a serving or raw beef is 4 oz, first weight what ever you are going to cook out before you cook it, say you weight out 20oz that’s 5 servings. Well after you cook it weigh all of it again. Say it weighs 12 oz cooked just divide that 12 by 5 and now you have an accurate cooked serving weight. You can do the same for pasta and rice and pretty much anything that you wanna cook and bulk and the serving weight listed is for the product raw.

  • I just discovered an amazing meat thermometer that you can keep in your oven while your food cooks. It’s at 3 minutes and 36 seconds of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQNBtbNNMio (new to YouTube and iMovie kept saying that the cutaway to the thermometer was corrupt, so there isn’t a close up of it, but you can get the gist of it from that short segment). Love your videos and looking forward to trying to duplicate many of your recipes! Definitely want to try out some of your products!

  • QUESTION: Is the nutritional profile still the same cooked vs raw? For example, If theres 36 grams of protein in the raw chicken breast is there still 36 grams in the cooked breast? Or is there a conversion needed?

  • I’m 14 and my parents think its quite compulsive to weigh my food so they wonť buy me a weighing machine

    Would it be accurate for me to buy a measured cup and put the amount of meat(in pieces)that i want?

  • Can someone tell me how much weight changes when I boil makaroni, and for example when I use 100g of raw makaroni how many should I get when its done cooking?

  • I made an excel sheet to help break down my raw vs cooked. I definitely recommend this as it made it almost mindless for me. no crazy formulas, just basic arithmetic. this is especially helpful when cooking several dishes that call for different amounts of the same ingredient… So to break it down a bit, say I’m cooking 3 recipes. one calls for 50g of chicken and the other 2 call for 25g each. thats 100g of raw chicken i throw onto the grill. I weigh the total weight of the cooked chicken, let’s use 80g cooked as an example. 80/100=0.8 so I multiply the raw weights by 0.8 and that tells me how much cooked chicken to throw into each dish… for this meal prep would’ve been 40g, 20g, 20g. it’s definitely an extra step, but you could be cheating yourself from results by using the cooked feature on some apps. they don’t take into account to what doneness you’re cooking you proteins or how much water your rice/pasta is absorbing. hope this helps, it took me a little while before i figured this out

  • I make a lot of chicken at once and have pulled chicken vs the breast so I weigh it after it’s cooked. Idk if that’s right or not ����‍♂️

  • If all goes well with a job im interested in I’m gonna go back to golds gym here in twksberry ma, and chose iron intelligence as my workout propram, but since I don’t have any major experience in lifting I guess I’m gonna have to start from the beginning of should I say the lightest weight I can think of like to start with benching the bar only. The dumbbells 5lbs first, and so on just to gain strength in your opinion how long will it take me to even see any formation if I hit the gym very hard and heavy?????

  • What about once cooking rice, if it’s cooked obviously the it will weigh more so will this change the carbs or not? Or should I just weigh rice raw? Thanks