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Portion Control Tools In Your Kitchen

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

There are tools available that can help you manage your daily calorie intake, by keeping portion control on track. Use these to make sure that you reach your body-shape goals.

1. A food scale: Available at large chain superstores, cooking stores, and on the internet.

2. Measuring spoons and cups- It may seem obvious, but measuring according to a low-fat recipe versus eye-balling the ingredients, can save you increased calorie counts on recipes. It is an easy fix.

3. Pasta measuring tool- It allows you to portion out between 1-4 portions of dry pasta such as spaghetti or those pasta’s that won’t easily fit into a measuring cup. It’s really beneficial for people who are only cooking one or two portions and don’t want to cook off a whole box.

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Small steps and options make a difference when developing a meal plan for weight management. Write me here at with any products or ideas that have worked for you.
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    I highly recommend getting a digital food scale. they sell them at Target, Walmart... If you put your plate or bolwl on and then turn it on, it accomidates for the weight of that vehicle. For lunch shoot for 3 oz lean protein and 8 oz of greens including asparagus, tomatoes, zuchinni and pea pods

    I also highly recommentd using a food/exercise journal. Needing to look up calories helps you understand how foods differ and it keeps you honest about the total calories you eat. Ialso use it to make sure I leave some room for a quality dark chocolate square almost every day!
    2479 days ago
    I use measuring cups all the time. I am thinking of purchasing a scale. I do not eat much pasta. If I do, I think of a Lean Cusine frozen dinner, and eat that amount, as I know it is not much.

    2480 days ago
    I love my food scale. I find I don't need any other tool when I have two of them- one that is for heavier things, like measuring milk, to the nearest gram, and one that measures to the nearest 1/10th of a gram, for things like peanut butter, almonds, etc.
    2480 days ago
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