Weighing vs. measuring food

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✨Sometimes measuring out a serving size (½ cup for example) is quite different from what is listed as a serving size in grams. Let’s take oatmeal (first swipe image). If we look at the label, it says that a serving size is ½ cup (40g). Well if you fill up a ¼ cup, it turns out to be 55g, which is a difference of 10 carbs- in addition to a small amount of protein and fat.
✨Check out images demonstrating other discrepancies in weighing/ measuring below! We included the following foods:⁣

Pumpkin seeds⁣
Pamela’s baking mix⁣
Basmati rice⁣
Peanut butter⁣
Shredded cheese⁣
Bone broth powder⁣

✨Some other tips for tracking successfully:⁣
✨Weigh your food! As demonstrated by the swipe images- measuring can actually lead us to consuming more than we intend to. Even though the differences seem small- they definitely add up over time.⁣

✨Pre-log your food for the day. This will ensure that you’re hitting your macros. It also takes decision making around food during the day out of the equation. We tend to make better decisions when we’re not in a hurry/ stressed out- so by making those decisions ahead of time, we’re removing some of the variables that influence us to make less than awesome choices. ⁣

✨Always measure out protein powders- they are notorious for a “scoop” not being anywhere close to the serving size in grams. ⁣

✨Eating at restaurants. If you only eat out occasionally- honestly, its probably easier to just enjoy your meal and not worry about tracking. If you’re someone that eats out consistently, then tracking these meals as accurately as possible can be very useful!! One thing we tend to do when tracking meals out is underestimate and not account for the fat that our food is cooked in. So be generous when guessing amounts of food and definitely add 1-2T of oil to your entry!⁣

✨Double check entries for accuracy. This is why we love @cronometer_official–  entries have to be verified before they are entered in the database.⁣

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