Thanks! It would be a big help!
It's helpful to know how much food weighs (in grams or ounces), because that way, Calorie Count can tell you the *volume* of food that you're eating as compared to the calorie content.
This can be really helpful--for instance, if you're eating a high amount of calories/day but not very much food (you can find this out by looking at your Analysis), it indicates that the food you're eating is too energy-dense (i.e., high in fat). That's why you're supposed to eat foods that are less energy-dense (but still nutritious) like whole grains, fruits, and veggies--because they weigh more for the amount of calories you're getting and thus fill you up.
The best weigh to figure out how many ounces/grams are in a cup is to weigh the food on a food scale. Usually the label on a package is for the uncooked food (unless it says otherwise).
Wow, this turned into a lecture. Hope it helps, though!
They're required to print the weight on products so you know you're getting the right amount.
If you buy a packet of uncooked rice the cup weight of it is different to a cup weight of cooked rice (cooked rice has soaked up water) so the oz/gram weight on the packet is the weight uncooked. When you are logging it on here it does give you the cooked/uncooked differences. Hope this helps a little.
Hi if you are going to go over the serving a bit then you need to log it as uncooked/cooked per 100gram values because if you still log it as per serving but eat more than the serving then that won't be accurate. I weighted everything to start with until I got used to what 50,100 grams looked like.