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2/27/14 9:59 A

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thanks for the advice i will use this to my advantage,

i gotta stick with my goal. i can see my way through this this and i will succeed.


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2/9/14 7:24 P

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Those are great ideas! Thanks!

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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11/25/13 1:46 P

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thanks allot for this useful info the hand measure will sure make it much more easier emoticon



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11/25/13 7:55 A

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4 Ounces is the perfect portion for a burger.....

There are 58 calories in 1 ounce of Meat Loaf (97% lean ground beef)
Jennie O Ground Turkey 99% Fat Free ...4 ounces is only 120 Calories...add Kitchen Bouquet seasoning sauce and I find it tastes even better than ground beef..

Maybe try...
Portabella Burger
SAUTE Mushroom cap 3 minutes with cavity side down
turn over and stuff with Shredded Mozzarella
Chopped tomato
1 clove of minced garlic
chopped red onion
Cover and saute another 3 minutes
Top with Kraft Horseradish Sauce 1 tbsp.
Serve on Rye bread toasted

Here are some other way to help with portion control

48 calories in 1 ounce of lean roast beef ( 3 slices of deli beef 150 calories)
Lamb 3 ounces 237 calories
lean pork chop 172 calories
Canadian Bacon 33 calories per slice
There are 35 calories in 1 ounce of boneless Chicken Breast.
Approx 38 calories in each 1 oz of turkey breast, skin removed
Look for low-fat cheeses, but be aware of higher sodium content in some reduced-fat varieties
Opt for low-sodium deli meats such as reduced-sodium turkey breast, or use leftover cooked chicken or turkey you've prepared from scratch with minimal salt


Add non~starchy vegetables, such as cucumber slices, shredded carrot, lettuce, and tomato slices to salads and sandwiches. Use rye bread and toast it...rye digest slowly and keeps you full....Opt for low-fat condiments such as mustard, low-fat salad dressing, low-fat mayonnaise, and vinegar. Add a source of lean protein, such as grilled chicken, canned tuna (packed in water, not tuna salad), or drained beans, to help you feel full. Use only a small number of croutons or skip them altogether. Top with more non~starchy veggies, such as tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, and onions


A deck of cards is about the size of a 3-4 ounce portion of meat, fish, poultry, or 1/2 cup of starch.... such as rice or cut-up fruit.
A baseball or tennis ball is the size of a piece of fruit about 80 calories
The size of an Apricot or plum around 40-60 calories
The palm of an average woman's hand equals about 4 ounces or 1/2 cup.
A fist equals about 1 cup.
A thumb is about 1 tablespoon.
The tip of the thumb to the first knuckle is about 1 teaspoon.
Pasta, the size of a quarter, raw is 200 calories, the size of a light bulb cooked...add broccoli or green beans to make the meal more dense.

Words like "juice drink" or "juice cocktail" are a huge dose of sugar water. Need juice... get Ocean Spray DIET Cranberry which has only 3 sugars ...mix 1/2 cran with 1/2 water or get Traders Joe's Kettle Brewed Black Tea which has no sugar no artificial sweeteners.


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11/24/13 12:18 P

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how do i know the perfect portion size of beef i need for home cooked burger !

and what if i dont have a gram scale only per cup or ml !





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