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BUBBLEJ1
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5/2/13 6:13 P

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I weigh my breakfast every morning and I used to weigh everything I ate, except fruit and veggies because the calorie count is so low. It took me next to no extra time to do it, I just put my plate on the scale and dished a food item onto it. Then I noted it down, zeroed it out and did the same thing with the rest of the food items. I still got to the table on time.

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JENSTRESS
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5/2/13 10:28 A

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I would say measure until you really see the eyeball accurately. That is what I have been doing!



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5/2/13 10:00 A

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I need to do better about actually measuring food. I don't want to start going down the road of weighing everything, as I think that will be burdensome and will result in my getting discouraged.

However, yesterday I was surprised when I packed my lunch with leftover broccoli that the container holds 2 cups. That's about how much broccoli I usually eat and would eyeball as one cup. Which means my "eyeball" technique isn't even a little accurate. That's fine for broccoli but not so fine for other, higher-calorie foods.



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5/2/13 8:05 A

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I always just shoot for the middle of my range. That way I can not worry about weighing everything. That said, I tend to overestimate my serving size - for instance, yesterday I counted the whipped butter on my snow peas as 1 TB but I'm sure it wasn't an entire TB. However, I've been measuring my food for ten years so have gotten pretty good at eyeballing it!



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NIRERIN
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5/2/13 8:01 A

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do try and make sure you accurately track on occasion to make sure that your overestimation doesn't mean that you're not actually getting into your ranges. those 5 and 10 calories really do add up through the day.

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5/2/13 7:02 A

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I don't like the entries that say "small, medium, large" or "one serving"

I prefer weights/volumes (especially weights) when entering.
More precision.



BUBBLEJ1
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5/2/13 12:43 A

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The calorie difference for something like fruit is oung to be minimal. I find the best way to be accurate is to weigh everything. Your idea of a medium strawberry and mine are probably different, but 100g is 100g no matter how ya stack it!

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5/1/13 9:36 P

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It occurred to me today that I could do something that would help me psychologically with my calorie count. When I'm logging fruit, for example, instead of 'medium-sized strawberries', for example, I'm going to start selecting 'large strawberries'. This will increase my calorie count a little bit.

By overestimating, but really eating just a bit less, I can help myself stay in the lower margin of my calorie range.

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