Food scale

Monday, April 06, 2009

I just bought a food scale (finally! I've been needing/wanting one for ages now) and am starting to put it to use. As predicted, I have been underestimating my portion sizes for meat. I am quite familiar with the old, "One serving of meat is the size of a deck of cards" rule but I always had trouble visualizing and estimating accurately none the less. Or maybe since I didn't know for sure it was easy to underestimate and pretend I didn't know any better. Well now I have the scale and I will be more accountable for certain foods. Tonight, for example, I was making my lunch for tomorrow. I weighed my lunchmeat and learned that I was estimating only 2 ounces when really I've been having 3 or 4 everyday! That definitely makes a difference.

I'm very much looking forward to my continued use of the scale and I recommend it to everyone!
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