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Reverse Portion Distortion?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So, since I'm in the 2nd section of the Fast Break I decided that I should take the advice and start measuring items I had been just "eyeballing", imagine my surprise to find that I had been UNDERestimating nearly everything I ws eating. What I was calling a Tbsp of peanut butter was really about 1/2 as much and when I actually weighed mat portions they were also about 1/2. No wonder I've been hungry! I guess I need to measure things for a while just so I can get the amount of calories I am logging. :)
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TRANSMOGRIFIED 5/7/2010 12:16PM

    That's pretty funny. I had very much the opposite problem... but I've been measuring for so long that now it's kind of second nature. That's great though!

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TRANSMOGRIFIED 5/7/2010 12:16PM

    That's pretty funny. I had very much the opposite problem... but I've been measuring for so long that now it's kind of second nature. That's great though!

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NEWME0519 3/25/2010 11:01PM

    Yes, I even travel with my measuring cups, spoons, and scale!
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ANNE7X7 3/25/2010 10:14PM

    After about a month on SP, my husband got me a food scale. I realized that I was under-eating in a lot of areas, and glad to know I could eat a little more, because to be honest, I was often hungry! Enjoy the larger portions emoticon

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BRIAN36 3/25/2010 9:24PM

    I have a tendency to overestimate pastas and rice but underestimate meats. I don't measure all the time, but I do try to spot-check myself every couple weeks to keep distortion from creeping in and taking over.

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/25/2010 9:13PM

    I agree. Measuring things is really eye-opening, especially with peanut butter.

Good job!

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BIRDBRAIN222 3/11/2010 10:33PM

    I even have measuring cups and spoons at work!

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PANDAMOMMY10 3/10/2010 2:48PM

    Measuring is the only way I can know for sure. I am more successful when I write it down and add it up. Good looking out for the rest of us. I'm going to try real hard to write it down. Have a good day!

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