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Old 06-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
catebert
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
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Originally Posted by ToriD1012 View Post
Do you have a food scale? I've found it easier to accurately calculate when I'm weighing vs measuring my food. I think I picked up mine at Wal-Mart for less than $20. I made fresh green beans last sunday and once weighed out only had like 20something calories in my portion. And it was a fairly large portion. Just something else to consider
I agree with Tori. I have a kitchen scale and I measure everything by weight. I think it's more accurate that way. The amount in a cup can vary by how tightly or loosely you cram it in there, but an oz is an oz is an oz. I measure how many ounces or grams I want and then cook it. If it is a steamed vegetable there should be no additional calories, even though the weight might be different after cooking. If I saute or fry I add the oil or butter as a separate item. Hope this helps.
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