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I'm trying to decide how much oil to add to my tracker for my restaurant meal. I had about 2 oz of seared shrimp and less than 1/4 c. of charred broccoli. Clearly there was some oil involved. I'm thinking 1TBL is too much, but would rather over count than under count. Does that sound about right? Thanks!

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For that small of a portion it is probably 1/2 tablespoon.

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Just now, Swanton_Bomb said:

For that small of a portion it is probably 1/2 tablespoon.

Thank you. That helps.

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3 hours ago, notmyname said:

I'm trying to decide how much oil to add to my tracker for my restaurant meal. I had about 2 oz of seared shrimp and less than 1/4 c. of charred broccoli. Clearly there was some oil involved. I'm thinking 1TBL is too much, but would rather over count than under count. Does that sound about right? Thanks!

Sounds about right. Most chain restaurant menu items are listed in your food app. (depending on which app you use)

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I honestly would not worry about it. If the oil is going to signficantly impact your diet, choose another item.

For example, you mentioned .25 cup of charred broccoli. How deep was the charring, a quarter cup is just volume of the measuring device and does not tell you what the packing factor was or the density of the broccoli, was it large peices, or chopped up squares or spherical pieces? See, you can get extremely deep on small servings of food.

Just eat healthy. Track your food, but don't worry about small details, like what type of oil was used or what ocean the shrimp came from.

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