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esenin 06-11-2011 01:06 AM

Measuring/Estimating amount of food
 
So, I do not always measure my food. I guess most of the time-but I never feel that there is more than a 5% margin of error.
My problem is that I cannot believe that I am eating so few (to me) calories a day and am never hungry, and at times feel stuffed!
My journal is here
I only have a few days in it, as I joined a few days ago, but I am certain that nothing is missing...

Kathy13118 06-11-2011 05:26 AM

So, just to double-check, try really measuring carefully for just a few days. Everything that you eat.

mecompco 06-12-2011 12:09 PM

I've gotta agree--an inexpensive food scale and a measuring cup are our best friends for accurately tracking calorie intake. I've been doing this for well over a year now and yes, sometimes I need to estimate but I'd be happy to be within 20%. If what you're doing is working, I guess it's OK but if it's not you might want to start measuring, at least for a while.

Regards,
Michael

RENOAK 06-12-2011 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esenin (Post 48408)
So, I do not always measure my food. I guess most of the time-but I never feel that there is more than a 5% margin of error.
My problem is that I cannot believe that I am eating so few (to me) calories a day and am never hungry, and at times feel stuffed!
My journal is here
I only have a few days in it, as I joined a few days ago, but I am certain that nothing is missing...

Weigh your food! That is the only way to be sure. Not even measuring is always accurate. You would be surprised by what your tablespoon of something really weighs out to be. Weigh it.

Pain in the rear? Yes. Accurate? Yes. And necessary if you want to truly know how many calories you are eating, not to mention your nutrients. ;)


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