Confusing measuring sizes????

  • ShagonTheHate

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    May 21, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    So, I have this protein shake and a 63 cc scoop that came with it. It says on a package to take one scoop (30g) serving per meal. I've been using it for some time but noticed it is depleting too slow, so I measured the content of one scoop yesterday and it comes out 16g on the scale(!!!????). That means I've been taking only half as much!! I'm really confused now, it says on the package 1 scoop (30g) per meal, do they mean the scoop contaings 30g of free space but it depends on the density of course what you put in, so I should put 1 scoop of powder no matter how much that is on the scale or what??
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    May 21, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    Um yeah. I think it has to do with density. icon_confused.gif Remember, it's powder = lots of air spaces.

    As for dosage and all that, I have no idea. icon_razz.gif
  • NYCguy74

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    May 21, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    weight is a much more accurate measure of what you're getting, especially with powders, since that can depend on how much air is mixed in.
    and if you look at the nutrition info, it also has a weight on it.

    also if you're adding to milk (or water) 1 cup = 240 grams.

    i do this all the time so i don't have to get a measuring cup dirty.
    put my glass on the scale, put in 240 (or 480) grams of milk, then zero out the scale and dump in the appropriate amount of powder.
    this helps when you're getting to the bottom of the tub and can't easily get a full scoop.
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    May 27, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    It's confusing especially when comparing metric to the US standard.

    Liquids are measured by volume: cc's & liters (metric) vs. teaspoons, tablespoons, cups & ounces (US).
    Dry goods (powders, grains, etc.), meat, and veggies are measured by weight: grams & kilograms vs. cups, ounces, and pounds.