Adjust the Final Weight of a Recipe
When you prepare a recipe, water lost during cooking may cause the weight of your final recipe to be different than the sum of the ingredients you added in Cronometer. Set a cooked recipe weight to accurately log your portions in your diary.
After cooking, weigh your recipe and click the green text 'Set Cooked Recipe Weight' on the add ingredients screen to enter in the actual weight of your recipe.
This will open a dialog where you can enter or edit the cooked weight. Tap Save.
You will now see the cooked weight you entered for your recipe in the ingredient screen:
This will update the weight of serving-based recipes and add the cooked recipe weight to your list of serving size options when adding your recipe to your diary. You can now weigh a portion of your cooked recipe and enter it in grams (g) and the nutrients will reflect your portion.
Much of the weight change is due to water lost during the cooking process, so the difference in weight is subtracted from the water in your recipe. No changes are made to the other nutrients in your recipe and the good news is they will scale appropriately to your serving size so you don't have to worry about under- or over-estimating your energy and macros.
Edit or Remove the Cooked Recipe Weight
Click the green '+ Edit Cooked Recipe Weight' button to edit or remove the cooked recipe weight.
Enter in a new value to replace the old cooked weight and click save to edit.
To remove the cooked weight you entered previously, click the orange 'Revert to Original Weight' button and confirm that you want to revert to the original weight.
Learn how to add a cooked recipe weight on our website.