I like to calculate the calories I want and weigh out the appropriate amount rather than using the serving size on the package, especially for cereal. It's more exact than dry measure and I often find I'm getting more than I had originally judged.
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Weigh and measure everything that you cook and eat! Most of us suffer from proportion distortion and underestimate what we eat. When you take the time to measure liquids and weigh solids, you will come to learn just how much you're eating!
But a good set of measuring spoons and cups and a good digital kitchen scale -- it will be worth every dime!
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