Can someone please give me a straight forward answer as to how many calories are there in Chicken breast? Im a huge fan of it, and eat up to 3 even 4 chicken breasts a day. Not as much as i used to due to not being as hungry now that i have acclimated to the paleo way. To be specific. How many calories per 100grams? So many conflicting figures on google you dont know what to believe.
open your free account at www.fitday.com and track the calories for all your foods there. Yes, protein calories do count, as do protein grams. Unless you are into very heavy weight training, you probably don't need more than 1g of protein per pound of LBM, if you are trying to gain muscle mass, then perhaps up to 1.5g. No need to overstress your kidneys.
Wolfram Alpha says: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=100+grams+of+Chicken+Breast
I've found Wolfram Alpha to be great for breaking down food that I cook. No sign-up, just type it in and it gives you the nutritional data.
The chicken breasts I buy are 120 kcal for 112g raw, which would become about 107 kcal per 100 grams raw. However, the cooked measurements vary due to the weight changing once you cooked them. For instance, if you stewed the chicken, it would retain moisture and be heavier, therefore fewer kcal per 100 grams versus if you roasted it, drying it out a bit, thus making it weigh less for the same amount of calories.
If you really care about the calories (I admit, I count too), check the weight of the chicken before you cook it. For instance, if you buy a 1.5lb package of chicken breasts and there are three breasts in there, it's generally safe to assign approximately 240 calories per breast.
On a side note, have you tried chicken thighs yet? They're like chicken breast's younger, sexier sister, I swear. To me, the breasts are typically dry and bland, but the thighs are complete flavor/moisture awesomeness, and only ~10 calories more per 4 oz (130 kcal versus 120kcal). Plus, they're cheaper, which is a win in my budget-conscious book. :D
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