I have been measuring my cereal with a measuring cup and I know I have been cheating by making a very rounded scoop. Recently I started weighing (using a digital scale) my servings. I have realized how much I was over pouring and it is harder to cheat the scale. I haven't missed the extra cereal.
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I found it unsatisfying to eat just one serving of breakfast cereal. Some servings are only a half cup or less. So, I started combining my cereal with one half cup of puffed wheat. It makes a nice sized bowl of cereal and I feel much more happy.
I shop at a grocery outlet store, the kind of place where you buy as much of whatever product you see because it may not be there the next time. I buy very healthy cereal for about $2 a box. I have a great big plastic storage box at home where I pour the cereal and mix it. Then I fill a standard cereal Tupperware type canister to serve from. I measure my cereal every morning .
Some mornings, it's more "twigs", another more flakes or squares, but it has flavor variety every day. That huge tub holds about six months of cereal and, because it has such a tight seal, it does not get stale.
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.
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