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).
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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)
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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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