When I got gestational diabetes, I became scrupulous about weighing my food. But after delivery, I got lazy about my own diet. Now I'm back to weighing, measuring, and tracking my food. My life depends on it, and weighing helps. My healthy 19-yr-old son is proof positive!
A tiny and inexpensive set of scales really helped me keep track. And I really do measure out the half cup of rice, the tablespoon of mayonnaise... It keeps me honest! Good luck!
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My best purchase (after the athletic shoes) was a gram/ounce scale I found at Bed Bath and Beyond. I weigh foods now and can stop guessing at portion sizes. Get out those measuring cups too! When you're really hungry, it's easy to guess wrong.
Know how much of each food you are eating. Sometimes I would think I was only eating 4 ounces of something, but it was really 6 or more. This makes a big difference in calories over meals in a day, days in a week, etc.
I use a food scale to weigh items, but when I go out, I know how much 3 oz of meat is, etc.
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