I always divide my food into single servings. For example, with Kashi cereal, I will divide the entire box into serving sizes, put them in zip baggies and put them back into the box. This way when I am getting ready for my day at work, I just grab a bag and I am good to go. I do the same thing with Wheat Thins, etc. It works great and I always know what I am eating and how much!
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When trying to calculate nutrition info for a recipe of my own, I had previously totaled each ingredients nutritional info (on paper) and then divided it by the number of servings and then entered it into a food grouping under spark people's add a food button. I just learned that I can go to the "recipe calculator", insert each ingredient in its entirety, put in the amount of servings the recipe makes, and it will automatically calculate the nutrition facts per serving. what a time saver!
When I buy crackers or cookies (low fat of course) I come straight home and divide them into snack bags, 1 serving per bag, then I print off lables stating the date I bagged them, the product in the bag and the nutrition facts (ex. calories, fat, fiber, and sugar) per serving. This way I am not sitting down and unconsciously eating 6 servings, when I am on the run I can just grab a bag and go, and I can save the bag as a reminder when I track my food intake at the end of the day.
it also helps in keeping a running total of calories throughout the day.
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