Make a pick & mix menu of standby snacks and always choose something to have in your bag when you're out. Research online menus for restaurants and coffee shops for nutritional information. Read labels on take away salads or sandwiches. Build a list of safe choices so that you can stay in control.
Taking home-prepared food is not always possible, but dangers lurk in take away salads and sandwiches that aren't always as obvious as those in burgers and fries.
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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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