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Posted by: Enobattar, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:28pm
When quantity reccomendations for CARBOHYDRATES state 1/2 cup of grains or cereals, does that mean dry or cooked? ??)
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:03pm; Reply: 1
I believe it means either way. You really don't have to be TOO strict with portions just use it as a guideline
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:15pm; Reply: 2
I always assumed it meant dry. So half a cup of dry rice becomes one cup of cooked.
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:23pm; Reply: 3
That depends on what it is.  Oatmeal, yeah, 1 cup dry equals 2 cups cooked.  Rice, especially white, fluffs up quite a bit more than that I believe.

I don't know if we ever have had anything definitive on this subject.  I believe Lola said it was "dry".  
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:49pm; Reply: 4
I consider a grain which I can eat dry, I take half a cup of it as a serving

on the other hand, a grain which needs to be cooked for me to ingest it, I take half a cup of it, once cooked for a serving


capish? ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 8:29pm; Reply: 5
I think I do something similar to Lola.

But I look at the whole line:

"Portion Size: Grains, Cereals: half cup; Baked Goods: 1/2 muffin; 1 slice bread"

And when doing a cooked grain, I try to imagine what would be equivalent to eating a 1/2 a muffin or 1 slice of bread
Posted by: 18545 (Guest), Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:04pm; Reply: 6
I think if I tried to eat one half cup of an uncooked grain it would hurt my stomach so I'm not even gonna try it.
Posted by: JJR, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2:21am; Reply: 7
Quoted from 18545
I think if I tried to eat one half cup of an uncooked grain it would hurt my stomach so I'm not even gonna try it.


I eat a tiny bit more than a half cup of rice when I make it.  I know, it's a lot at once.  But I only eat grains at one time in the day, and it's my evening snack.  I will also eat almost a whole cup of oatmeal on the nights I don't do rice.  But it's a meal for me.  I only add nuts.  I don't eat this stuff with my dinner or lunch.  It's a meal all on it's own.  And it's so yummy!!!  But yeah, it's a lot.  I still don't know if I'm eating enough or not.  I probably should eat more in a days time, but I haven't figured out how to fit it in.  I do eat a rice cake once in a while on some days.  But not all the time.
Posted by: chrissyA, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2:56pm; Reply: 8
Whatever state it's in (dry or cooked) when it's being consumed seems pretty reasonable...  :)
Posted by: Enobattar, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:08pm; Reply: 9
Oh, you guys are just too good!  Don't you see I'm looking for any excuse to increase my carb consumption.   :'(

BUT time and experience are teaching me that my arthritic finger hurts more when carbs are "over done".  I'm learning the hard way!

Oh, Lola, I have made the effort a few days last week to really concentrate on making and eating my full allotment of vegetables and love it!  It's so out of my habit, though and something I constantly have to push myself to do.  Bet you it will get easier with time.   ;)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:12pm; Reply: 10
Eno!
keep up that positive attitude!! ;D
good job!
Posted by: chrissyA, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:38pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Enobattar
Don't you see I'm looking for any excuse to increase my carb consumption.
  
A very popular line of thinking ;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:03pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Enobattar
I have made the effort a few days last week to really concentrate on making and eating my full allotment of vegetables and love it!  It's so out of my habit, though and something I constantly have to push myself to do.  Bet you it will get easier with time.   ;)

Everything get easier when you see how good it is for you and how good it makes you feel!
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