Secrets of Success

How Accurate Are Your Measurements & Calorie Estimates?



Are your 2 tablespoons REALLY 2 tablespoons? If you use a food scale buy yourself a tiny dish, use the label for measurement info (2T=32grams for example) and measure 32 grams instead of using a tablespoon. For some things, like peanut butter, salad dressing, salsa, mayo or whatever it can be more accurate.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

  • Great advice! This definitely helps with peanut butter - I thought I was being careful because I absolutely love PB and try to be mindful of my portion sizes of it. So I had been measuring out serving sizes of 2 TBSP (like the container said) and had been using that. The I *weighed* 2 TBSP and I was amazed at how it differed from the serving size of ounces/grams! - by KDLEVEQUE
  • I agree!! Be sure that you are obtaining the accurate amounts of food using all measurements. In order to accomplish your weight loss goals, you have to have faith and believe in yourself. - by JIARIPHELPS
  • Thanks for the infor! - by BABY_GIRL69
  • I never would have thought I'd prefer grams to ounces, considering how hard we have been fighting not to go metric, but grams is my measurement of choice! - by MARYELLEN301

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.