When trying to figure out how to measure 5oz or 6oz or any odd measurement like that for my orange juice, I noticed that my son's cups from restaurants tend to have ounces measured on the side. This is a quick way to measure my morning juice or tea without pulling out measuring cups.
I found the cups mainly at red robin. My mother loves to go there with my son and he gets to bring the cup home. Each ounce line is marked with a cute little saying and is a big help in getting just the right amount.
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I think one of the more important things that really helped me that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention in articles here is a simple food scale. So many foods are hard to measure without one! Grapes, watermelon, meats, and a lot of other fresh foods, which is the kind of food you WANT, all become very easy to track. It's a great tool :) On a side note, measure all other foods, as well. Like use measuring cups and measuring spoons when required. Make it a habit.
I got my digital scale, which measures in both grams and ounces, on amazon.com for a mere 13$ It's a good investment.
Portion Control: Know the Difference between Measuring Volume & Weight
Every once in awhile my brain dysfunctions, and I get confused about measuring my food for portion control. I know that 2 cups = 16 ounces or 1 pound, and almost tried to weigh 1 pound of lettuce! lol My math was correct, but 16 ounces can be either volume or weight. Cups measure volume. 40
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