It is Sunday afternoon and I have eaten breakfast and planned dinner. I am hungry and don't know what I want so I go to the refrigerator and see that I have a half an avocado that I need to eat and think I would love an avocado cheese sandwich for lunch, So, I come back to my computer and go to Spark People Nutrition Tracker to put in the bread, 1 ounce of cheddar cheese and 1/2 avocado. And I check to see if I am OK on nutrition and calories for the day. I am so, I go back to the kitchen and toast my bread, carefully cut 1 ounce of cheese weighing it as I cut it to get it right and put it under the broiler to melt. Then I grab the avocado and cut out the part I don't want to eat. At this point it occurs to me that I could save calories by recording the grams instead of 1/2 avocado, so I put my other piece of toast on the scale and set it to zero and then put the avocado on it. I put my sandwich together and come back to the computer to change my avocado from 1/2 fruit to 72 grams and my calories for the avocado went from 144 to 120. I know weighing and measuring is a pain and a hassle but I find recording my grams almost always saves me room for a bit more flexibility with my portion or food choices later.
Do you weigh and measure and track? Do you get the same kind of results?