# mL and grams

• 04-18-2009, 02:36 AM
ti6ko
mL and grams
HI! I don't have a digital scale and i can't measure the food that i am consuming during the day.So i figured out that i can use cups.
Can someone tells me how much grams can a 200 ml cup fit ?
• 04-18-2009, 02:37 AM
Built
Depends what it is. If it's water, 200 mL = 200g.
• 04-18-2009, 05:24 AM
T_man
it depends on the substance really. some things will be 150 grams to 200ml and others will be 400
100ml of mercury for example would be 3kg :)
• 04-18-2009, 07:07 AM
Gazhole
ml is volume, grams is weight, there is no way to tell for everything across the board because they measure completely different physical properties.

A denser substance would have the same weight as a less dense substance but would fill less volume.
• 04-18-2009, 07:31 AM
T_man
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gazhole
ml is volume, grams is weight, there is no way to tell for everything across the board because they measure completely different physical properties.

A denser substance would have the same weight as a less dense substance but would fill less volume.

Yea Gaz kinda explained what I said in a more understandable and scientific manner :thumb:
• 04-18-2009, 04:01 PM
Zeus100
Always depends on the food.

The good news is many foods will give you a serving size as a volume on the food label. You can scale it up or down to figure it out from there.

Also, for many foods, you can input the food as a volume on Fitday, and it'll spit out the P/F/C content for you. (since it knows the "standard" density of most foods, it'll do the conversion for you)
• 04-19-2009, 12:08 AM
nkira
Get a Scale....