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8/21/16 11:08 A

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SIMCYN,

Yes I have a digital scale, it takes the guess work out of how much is on your plate. It also has a zero out feature, to ignore the weight of the plate itself, or ignore the plate and all previous items weighed.

This way, you know what you are eating, not guessing, and not getting discouraged thinking I ate so little, and yet I'm not loosing, because the reality may be that you are eating a fair bit more than your estimation.

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 173.0 
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8/20/16 11:09 A

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Another thing someone may want to invest in is a good quality food scale that you can enter the food as you weigh it. You then can see the macro breakdown without having to do anything online. I have a Taylor that I like, although I understand that there are others on the market that are better now. Mine is quite a few years old.

BTW... my 5% challenge is now over and I lost a total of 32 pounds in the 8 weeks... yeah emoticon

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I have a simple binder, on each page I record an item that I eat. Let me give brocolli as an example. I go to the "nutritiondata" website:
nutritiondata.self.com

Search for broccoli ther and end up with this page:
nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetab
le
s-and-vegetable-products/2819/2


Set the serving size to 100 grams, and record what I'm interested in, usually calories and grams of the macros, so it looks like this:

Broccoli (100 g)
Calories (28.0)
Carbs (5.3 g)
Fibre (3.0 g)
Net carbs (2.3 g)

Fat (0.1 g)
Protein (3.1 g)

Since fibre is a subtype of carb, and not digestible, the "net" carbs that impact calories and blood sugar are really 5.3 minus 3.0, or 2.3 grams.

Now I can compare foods on a per 100 gram basis, rather than just wonder. Also if I weigh my portion of something, it is easy to do the math and journal my numbers across the spectrum.

P.S. With few exceptions, I try to stick with foods that are 6% net carbs or less (so that is 6 grams per 100 or less). Brocolli rates 2.3%, very low, and I eat it no problem. Peanut butter is around 10%, so that is eaten in small quantities. Meat is 0%, no problem at all.


Edited by: -JAMES- at: 8/20/2016 (10:32)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 173.0 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
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