Just because they give you the serving size in the nutritional information doesn't mean that you have to eat that amount. If you want to have a little more of one item, maybe eat less than the serving size of something else to balance it.
I usually take this advice when I'm craving something, and just a little bit will satisfy me. Instead of eating all of a serving size of ice cream, I'll have half or even 1/4. If it's tough to have the extra stuff around, I'll share it with others.
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Easy measureing. Since servings are not always easy, for things like cereal, I keep the proper serving size measuring cup in the container. I get the exact serving size without having to pour into a measuring cup.
You get the exact serving size rather than having more and gaining weight from improper serving sizes.
Take the time to look at the foods you eat and figure out the serving size. When you can break a serving size down to 2 tbsp or 60 m&ms, you can enter that number in Spark People. Instead of entering "1" for the serving size, enter the actual number of product that makes up a serving. You can then enter a partial serving and let spark people calculate it for you!
For instance, did you know that a serving of dark chocolate m&m's is 60? I added the food as a favorite but didn't enter "1" for the serving, I entered "60" serving. Then, when I eat the m&m's but I only eat 5, I'll enter 5 on the serving and Spark People will calculate the calories etc for me!
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