I've always seen weighing and measuring foods as an absolute pain. I really didn't think that it made all that much difference whether or not the portion was weighed or measured. or if I just eyeballed the size.
Clearly from my lack of success my version of a cup and the real version of a cup (especially when talking about ice cream) were seriously different.
I've said before that I was going to measure my food, but within a couple of days that stopped. So what is different this time?
First of all I now have the tools. Before when measuring I ended up still guessing half the time because I couldn't find the right measuring spoon or cup. Now I have my own set of spoons and cups very similar to the ones pictured above.
I also have a very simple small food scale. It cost me $7.00 and I don't know how I would survive without it.
For example tonight I was making pasta sauce. The nutritional information on the ground turkey I was using said per 100grams. How I am supposed to know what a 100g looks like. I grabbed my little food scale and it was no longer an issue. I looked at the nutritional info again and saw that it also said (about 1/2 a cup) I realized that because I steamed my meat and lost all the fat that I actually got more for my 100g than if I had just settled for 1/2 cup.
I am also finding it fun to track my calories burned and see how many calories eaten that I can erase.