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Measuring Food -- A Simple Step That Will Help You Lose Weight

Do I really need to measure my food?

weighing cherries on kitchen scal

Take this little quiz and find out:

  1. Am I overweight?

If you answered yes, then you need to measure your food. How else are you going to know what you should be eating?

Does it sound "too hard?" Well, how hard is it to be overweight? And anyway, you don't have to do it forever.

What tools do I need?

You need two things:

  • You need a food scale.
  • You need measuring cups.

You can get these at grocery stores, department stores, hardware stores, and health food stores.

The cheapest food scale will work just fine. You've seen them, the little scales that look like postage scales. But if you want to get high tech you can get a fancy digital scale. They come in designs that match your kitchen.

Should you buy the kind that have the food values for 1000 foods stored in the memory? I don't think so. It seems to me like one more gadget to worry about and figure out. I say put it on the scale and weigh it and be done.

What do I measure?

Oatmeal and grains as well as pastas are measured by the cup (or the metric equivalent which is 240 ml). You measure the grains before cooking (dry weight). You measure pasta after cooking.

Vegetables, meat and fish are weighed by the ounce (or the metric equivalent which is 28 grams). Meat and fish are weighed before cooking. With vegetables it doesn't really matter.

If you are buying things in a package the weight is probably on the package.

Once you have weighed a few things you will see how easy it is. You don't have to weigh your food over and over. You will soon know the size of a 4 ounce piece of meat or a serving of oatmeal.

The result?

The result is you know how much you are eating. You will be surprised what you find.

So do it. This is one of the easy steps. No willpower involved.

And it can make a huge difference for you. So come on, it's time to lose that weight!

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

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These are some of our most popular pages. They are also some of the most helpful if you are finally ready to lose weight.

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