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.
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I found that I had to go back to basics and review all of the measurement equivalents for the nutrition tracker. Tablespoons= ounces = grams = cups. I was often estimating up or down. Found this to be very handy:
Take mental notes of calories in food, do flash-card drills if you have to. Practice estimating the calorie count in foods you didn't prepare, ie. let your spouse make the food or estimate the calories when you go out to dinner and then ask for a nutrition fact-sheet if they have one to compare. This way when you find yourself Out, at a Party or Family event you'll be able to keep yourself inside your calorie budget even if you don't know exactly what went into each entree.
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