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I don't get it..beef usually is not very high in calories, right? Yet this site says one piece of steak has over 800 calories. there must be some mistake.

Just because you fry the meat in a pan, instead of roasting it in the oven will add a few hundred calories? Makes no sense to me.

Edited Nov 09 2010 16:59 by bierorama
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Usually when something is pan-fried there is fat added to it (olive oil, butter, something). When you log steak as pan-fried, that added fat is taken into account so the numbers will change.

Your best bet is to log the weight of the raw steak.

Original Post by evil_eye_cherry:

I don't get it..beef usually is not very high in calories, right? Yet this site says one piece of steak has over 800 calories. there must be some mistake.

Just because you fry the meat in a pan, instead of roasting it in the oven will add a few hundred calories? Makes no sense to me.

 

 

Since I am not looking at the particular piece of steak to which you are referring on this site, be careful when looking at the values, because many times an entire 12 -16 oz steak is being evaluated.  The portion size for someone who is watching their caloric and cholesterol intake is 3 - 4 oz.  So when you see a caloric count that seem too high, check out the amount of grams and divide by 28 or more precisely 28.3 to determine the site's true analysis.  Then multiply that number by 3 or 4 oz and you will have the accurate portion size.

Hope this helpsWink

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Hi

Beef is high in calories due to the fat content, some beef cuts are leaner that others but in general beef has about 30-40% more calories than chicken or fish (depends on the fish) Beef is not particularly low in calories.....

Very true about the caloric content of beef.  Chicken (dark meat) is also high in calories and fat content.  This is a misconception by many people that if they eat chicken they are saving calories and fat.  Only the breast and wings (white meat) is lower in calories and fat -- and of course that assumes you are not eating the skin.  But dark meat chicken is every bit as high in fat and calories as beef.

A cut of ribeye has a MUCH higher calorie count than a cut of sirloin or another lean cut.

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