I don't taste until I track! I put this rule in place for myself because skipping once is a slippery slope. And by making sure my food is logged before I indulge, I can see how much my choice will "cost" me and make a last minute change if necessary!
I've ditched food at the last minute that should have never made it to my plate because I tracked it first :)
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been down that diet road a few times but now that I have my mini team of helpers My kids don't let me get away with anything they make sure i stick to my diet and it really helped me build up my streangths to avoid those unhealthy snacks and learn to eat right .....
My oldest is 13 and she goes walking with me every other night and since she is on the track team in jr high she gives me tips on staying fit:)
As a type-2 diabetic, keeping accurate track of my food really matters in glucose control and to lose weight. After watching Biggest Loser, I thought I would try their tip of weighing food, rather than using measuring cups or eyeballing portions. I began weighing the food I had just measured, and I was shocked to see how great a difference there was. When you're measuring something high in calories, such as walnuts, you can easily goof and unknowinly add 100 high-fat calories!
I use a "Biggest Loser" scale by Taylor that I love. You can sit something on it and set to zero, so you're only weighing the food, not the dish. A button selects between ounces and grams. It goes up to 5 pounds capacity, great for making "5-Minute Bread" recipes.
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