Fitness Minutes: (33,460)
960 1/5/12 6:55 P
Digital scale that is user friendly, both grams and ounces available. Of course measuring cups and tablespoons and teaspoons. I always measure at home, I can eyeball it well enough if I'm not at home, but it is so easy to get off track. Plus, it's surprising how much a measured cup or even half cup looks on a plate.
Fitness Minutes: (1,749)
134 1/5/12 6:12 P
I use a digital scale, cups what ever is needed. I have found it is sooooo important to measure especially starting out. After that even if you think you are eyeballing it right, check your measurements at least once a week, it's amazing how they can creep up in a short time.
I have a scale for things like meats and a ladle that I eyeball for soups )it's 6 oz). Sometimes measuring cups for things like yogurt.
Fitness Minutes: (185)
25 1/5/12 6:07 P
For maximum accuracy, I like to measure grams on my digital kitchen scale. I also like to enter my own foods when possible, using the nutrition label from the specific brand I use. Since I use the same brands over & over, it really doesn't take much extra time.
Fitness Minutes: (18,005)
379 1/5/12 5:53 P
depends on what I'm measuring, I use dry or wet measuring cups and spoons or a food scale, depends how the "serving size" is measured.
Fitness Minutes: (1,234)
35 1/5/12 5:50 P
I have bought and use a digital scale, measuring cups and spoons for both work and at home. This really helps for when I'm being lazy and dont pre-measure food at home. I've tried eyeballing and I'm just horrible at it and some times I underestimate how much I can really have...always great to find out I can have MORE! lol
I, TOO, USE THE MEASURING CUPS, SPOONS, AND A DIGITAL SCALE, WHICH IS SO MUCH MORE ACCURATE THAN THE CHEAP ONES. IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ESP IF YOU MEASURE PROTEIN. IT ALSO IS A LEARNING TOOL SO IF YOU NEED TO EYEBALL A SERVING YOU HAVE HAD AN ACCURATE PICTURE TO USE. GOOD LUCK.
I eye ball. Bad I know but I did work in a Bariatrics office (weight loss surgery) and before a pt is set up for surgery they speak with a dietician and are giving references on how to eyeball food. We had a plate already set up with plastic food and I used it as a reference, although the plate was a small plate compared to a plate that a person without weight loss surgery would use.
I am looking at getting a kitchen scale though so I can be more accurate with foods that are higher in calories. When I'm eating fruits, veggies etc I tend to not worry so much about measuring.
I use the kitchen scale and measuring cups and spoons. It all depends on what the serving options are on the nutrition tracker, the food, and what the package nutrition label references. It's all going to end up pretty close *maybe at the most* +/- 100 calories in a day. I can live with that given my daily range varies by 350 calories. Good luck, and just use whatever method works best for you!
Fitness Minutes: (35,779)
2,321 1/5/12 11:33 A
I measure everything in oz or grams since I have food scale at home...and I do mean everything...
Fitness Minutes: (40,069)
4,472 1/5/12 10:56 A
mostly measuring cups. We do have a food scale at home, and at the office I use my postage scale!
Fitness Minutes: (9,306)
153 1/5/12 7:10 A
I hate measuring using scales and all that, too time consuming! I usually just look at the calories in a whole container of food then divide it by the size of portions I use. I always round the calories up to the next 10 to compensate for any error in portion size.
I do weigh some things out that are more tricky to estimate, like rice, but I don't really eat many things like that.
Fitness Minutes: (35,097)
2,166 1/5/12 3:22 A
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