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How Accurate Are Your Measurements & Calorie Estimates?


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Are your 2 tablespoons REALLY 2 tablespoons? If you use a food scale buy yourself a tiny dish, use the label for measurement info (2T=32grams for example) and measure 32 grams instead of using a tablespoon. For some things, like peanut butter, salad dressing, salsa, mayo or whatever it can be more accurate.

- Submitted by MOIRADOON 9/26/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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KCHRISTY6 9/27/2010 8:42:00 AM

    Great advice! This definitely helps with peanut butter - I thought I was being careful because I absolutely love PB and try to be mindful of my portion sizes of it. So I had been measuring out serving sizes of 2 TBSP (like the container said) and had been using that. The I *weighed* 2 TBSP and I was amazed at how it differed from the serving size of ounces/grams!
JIARIPHELPS 9/26/2010 10:48:00 AM

    I agree!! Be sure that you are obtaining the accurate amounts of food using all measurements. In order to accomplish your weight loss goals, you have to have faith and believe in yourself.
BABY_GIRL69 9/26/2010 10:17:00 PM

    Thanks for the infor!
MARYELLEN301 9/26/2010 9:22:00 PM

    I never would have thought I'd prefer grams to ounces, considering how hard we have been fighting not to go metric, but grams is my measurement of choice!

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