# Re: [IPk] CHO v UNITS OF INSULIN

```Hi Heather
I think you misunderstood me.
All you need to know is how much dry weight pasta Sam eats.
I always calculate an "average" serving of pasta as a mugful of dry pasta - I
never bother even weighing it.

If you're cooking 350g for 5 people, then if they're equal portions Sam will
be eating 70g pasta, which is 52g carb. That's all you need to know - it
doesn't matter what the weight of the cooked pasta is.
if they're not eating equal portions, then you just need to work out what
proportion of the total pasta he eats.
Di

On Thursday 23 January 2003 16:10, you wrote:
> Sorry Di, what I mean is that I cook for eg 350 eg of dry weight pasta with
> a CHO of 260g I then divide it by 5 (for 5 young children - 3 of which are
> mine!). By the time I've then weighed Sam's portion and calculated the
> proportion of the weight of the remainder, the stuff is going cold. Maths
> never was a favourtie subject but there must, surely be an easier way. I
> know it's not an exact measurement but I do struggle to 'see' a plate of
> pasta and be able to approximate the carbs. (Maybe not after Elizabeth's
> demo on Saturday though).
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> From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] CHO v UNITS OF INSULIN
> >Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 15:56:22 +0000
> >
> >Hi Heather
> >Well as far as I'm aware pasta doesn't gain or lose carbs when cooked.
> >So just measure the amount of dry pasta and calculate the carbs.
> >The weight of the pasta will be different after cooking, and the relative
> >carb value will differ, but the absolute value will stay the same.
> >Di
> >
> >On Thursday 23 January 2003 15:30, you wrote:
> > > Michael,
> > >
> > > This was some time ago but I've just been sorting through. Excuse me
> > > for being dense but what calculation do you do for measuring by volume?
> > > I know the dry weight carbohydrate content and short of cooking my
> > > son's weighed pasta separately I'm confused....
> > >
> > > Heather
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > > From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
> > >
> > > >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > > >To: email @ redacted
> > > >Subject: Re: [IPk] CHO v UNITS OF INSULIN
> > > >Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 10:37:08 -0800
> > > >
> > > > > Hi
> > > > >
> > > > > I do try to weigh quite a bit of food but difficult to weigh say
> > > > > rice and pasta if I'm cooking for others as well.
> > > >
> > > >Rice and pasta can be measured by volume after cooking. this is more
> > > >accurate since the weight after cooking will vary greatly depending
> > > >on the water absorbed during the cooking process. All pasta is pretty
> > > >much the same as is all rice and cooked potatoes.
> > > >
> > > >Michael
> > > >email @ redacted
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