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Tracking is imperative!

If you don't measure and don't track, you really have no idea whether or not you are following your program. So often people complain that 'they are doing everything right, but not losing' only to find that they don't measure OR track!

- Submitted by FIT4MEIN2013 2/10/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 5 Comments
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Measure Everything

I make sure I measure everything I eat, and was surprised to find that my guess work was shortchanging me ..... little wonder I felt hungry when I shouldn't have!

- Submitted by DEEJON123 2/10/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Make a new measurement!

If you hate the thought of staring down the numbers on a tape measure each week, use a piece of string or yarn instead! Wrap the string around the part you want to measure, then cut. Each time you measure, use that same piece of string. Now you can check your progress without being concerned with the numbers attached to it!

- Submitted by ::ALLY:: 1/9/2013 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate

Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate - enter new favorites in different size servings. For example, my almond milk nutritional info as 1 serving = 1 cup. But what if I like to pour a small splash into coffee? I re-entered (and saved) a new entry using "1 serv = 8 oz" since 1 cup equals 8 oz, right? Then I can guess my splash to be 1 oz or 1/4 oz (or I could resave info with however many Tablespoons per cup.). It would work with metric too.). Makes Life Easier!

- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 11/3/2012 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Measuring Food

I recently bought a food scale because I was having a hard time knowing what is considered a reasonable portion. I use it pretty much every day! I have found it very helpful because often times, we may think that we're eating the "right" amount of food but are usually over indulging. I use the scale to measure my nuts, fruits, rice/quinoa before eating.

- Submitted by DIKKA5 7/9/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Measure that Ladle PLUS

Before I had a look at Stage two and saw it was all about Measuring and being sure the portions were accurate, I decided to measure a few items I use in the kitchen. The ladle for beans plus. A few other easy serving utensils, ramekins, bowls, plus. Just keeps things a bit simpler.

cheers to healthy eating and cooking,
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- Submitted by DDESERTDDAWN 7/27/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Weights and Measures!

Weigh and measure everything that you cook and eat! Most of us suffer from proportion distortion and underestimate what we eat.
When you take the time to measure liquids and weigh solids, you will come to learn just how much you're eating!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 7/14/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Cereal Box Tip

This is easy! Open the inside bag on your dry cereal ALL the way. This way, you can use a measuring cup to get the right amount of cereal. I found that when I just poured (even into my one cup bowl), it was WAY TOO EASY to get too much. Every 1/4 cup extra adds calories you may not want to eat!

- Submitted by SUTTERLIND 7/13/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Protecting Your Digital Food Scale

Having to whipe down your scale after each use can be a pain. I find that placing saran (plastic) wrap over the scale, including the key pad does the trick.

With clean hands, simply place a large enough piece of plastic wrap over the scale and keypad.

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- Submitted by SOOKIE 7/11/2011 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Perfect Portions Food Scale

I wanted a digital scale that could weigh in ounces or grams. I have it in this one. It also will provide calories if you insert a food code (given in their booklet.) I am very pleased with this product. My only negative is the readout is somewhat hard-to-read - I definitely have to use my reading glasses!

- Submitted by KELLYD1958 4/16/2011 in Product Reviews | 2 Comments
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Fruit on the counter, other snacks out of sight

For snacks, make healthy options a priority with easy access. Keep a bowl of various fruit on the counter or table in easy reach. Those other snacks, if you have them in the house, keep out of sight. When you eat processed snacks, don't forget to measure out a single serving and close the rest of the bag up and put it away. Out of sight, out of mind! Less temptation! emoticon Choose the healthier option.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 12/30/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Making Measuring Easier

Over the years I've collected many measuring spoons and cups. A great place to store them is in with food products. I keep a measuring spoon in my flour bowl, in the Argo box, measuring cup in the cereal box and in with the oatmeal, etc. Now I can never be too lazy to measure out the exact amount I need.

- Submitted by KATIRLYNN1234 12/25/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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STAYING HYDRATED

Knowing how important water is to weight loss, I have tried a few methods to insure I get at least my 64 oz a day. And actually those of us who live in hotter climates (it gets to 120* here in the summer) should be drinking even more.

At work I either 1) Keep a post it on my water bottle with the latest time I took a swig. I try to do every 30 minutes, not a guzzle just a swig. 2) Take a swig every time I notice my body heat go up (when I get upset, stressed or a cute guy walks by :) emoticon

- Submitted by KAYLADIVA777 11/28/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Control the Nibbles

I tend to take a lot of little nibbles throughout the day. To make sure that I account for those snacks I premeasure a portion of each go-to snack food. Now I can track exactly how much I have eaten. I can count the full portion on one day or break it up over the 3-4 days it takes me to eat it.

- Submitted by AZSUZANNE 6/8/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Weight loss after menopause

I have found success by Eliminating all sugar and processed foods. Changed my bread to sproated grains and removed all gluten from my food choices.
I also keep track of my calories and measure all my food

- Submitted by WLIFELC 4/9/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Food measuring time saver

I eat oatmeal for breakfast and I know that 1/2 cup is a serving. So, I leave the 1/2 cup measure in the container and I can measure it out quickly.

- Submitted by WIGIME 3/29/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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