MEASURE YOUR FOOD
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TIP: Measure Your Food
If you followed Week 2’s tip and homework, and are using Lose It, then you may have arrived here already: You need to measure your food.
Or maybe you’re guessing.
Either way, it’s important to measure your food accurately with instruments so you know how to accurately measure it with your eyes.
I like to measure my food with a food scale and cups for ~3 months, then go for another 6 months or so without a food scale.
The food scale and measuring cups are good for training our eyes on what portions look like.
Do you know exactly what 4 oz of chicken looks like? How about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter?
Measuring will open your eyes to accuracy.
HOMEWORK: Measure Your Food
Amazon sells a food scale for $12. I’ve used mine for 4 years.
It’s silly-easy to use, and it’s trained my eyeballs to know what portions look like.
Go buy a food scale and get out the measuring cups and spoons from the kitchen drawer, and use them this week.