what happens when you start measuring EVERYTHING that you eat...
a counter full of cups, half cups, quarter cups, and tablespoons..

Ultimately, I suppose, the goal is learn how to accurately gauge food without whipping out a measure cup at every turn...
Measuring also allows you to really see what you are eating in order to log it correctly...For example:
When adding french toast to my Lose It! app I randomly guessed that I used a 1/2 cup of syrup...which was fine until I saw that a 1/2 cup of syrup was over 400 calories...that set me on a mission to verify the 1/2 a cup assessment was, I did the HARD work and made some more french toast (yummy!) this time using a 1/4 of a cup to measure the syrup...and surprise of all surprises...the 1/4 of a cup was ALL I used a 1/2 of a cup would have been WAY too much...
This little exercise taught me the importance of measuring out everything because my size monitor is apparently BROKEN! 

What ideas do you need to verify/challenge in your life?



08/30/2013 6:05pm

I'm the same way. I can't guestimate portion sizes to save my life. I even keep a food scale at my desk to help me if I decide to have a snack.

I also find that measuring my activity with a fitness tracker helps too. My idea of an active day, isn't always accurate. I may think I'm doing less work than I really am or I may overestimate that I'm doing more. I use the WW Active Link and the FitBit One. I like how the WW one converts it to points for me, but I love seeing how many steps I've taken and how many flights of stairs I've conquered with the FitBit.

Yea, I'm a geek. Love my gadgets.

Keep up the good work!



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