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JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/28/11 5:26 P

This is the hard question for me. If I eat something I really like, I tend to eat too much. I need to learn to save some of the food for another meal or a snack.

SLIMTHICK2 SparkPoints: (89,678)
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2/25/11 2:26 P

I always do.Works for me.

LOSTLIME SparkPoints: (74,331)
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2/25/11 5:36 A

I try but am not keeping up with it.

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2/25/11 4:44 A


CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,108
2/24/11 9:38 P

Here is a link to what a portion looks like.

And the very best way to figure out how much a tablespoon of hummus is, is to use a tbsp and spoon it out onto whatever you usually put it on. That doesn't mean you need to get out the tbsp every time, but until you know what it looks like, measure it for a couple times.

It really opened my eyes to see what I thought was a portion, but was actually more than that (sometimes much more).

BUSYGRANNY5 SparkPoints: (385,601)
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2/24/11 9:31 P

At this stage of the process, I measure or weigh everything that I'm not 100% positive about!! It takes a little longer, but it's worth to it, to have the peace of mind of knowing I'm doing it right!!!

By the way, welcome to Sparkpeople!!! I wish you all the best!


Edited by: BUSYGRANNY5 at: 2/24/2011 (21:32)
KATHLEENROSE16 SparkPoints: (8,069)
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2/24/11 6:11 P

So...I've just started this and it's a little difficult to understand exactly how to keep track of everything you've eaten. I mean, if I eat hummus how do I know if I've eaten 1 or 2 tablespoons without actually using a tablespoon? I understand there has to be some guestimation, but I want to be as accurate as possible! Any pointers?

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