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spongedavid
12-10-2004, 11:52 PM
do you guys just guesstimate how much food u ate

Canadian Crippler
12-10-2004, 11:59 PM
Well, I do to an extent. I know that my glasses filled almost to the brim are exactly 1.5 cups, and I know my bowls filled up to a certain design on it is 2 cups.

Usually once you measure once you can tell everytime how much it is, and seeing as I eat basically the same things everyday it works for me. Therefore I would say measure the first time, and then just estimate based on those measurements.

If you do have lots of time though, measuring everytime is certainly optimal.

Frozenmoses
12-11-2004, 12:00 AM
I measure everything I eat. I made that a habit long ago.

geoffgarcia
12-11-2004, 12:42 AM
if your not gonna be accurate then why bother?
guesstimating with portion sizes is one thing, guesstimating content of food you haven't prepared is impossible

cwm
12-12-2004, 10:52 AM
What kitchen skales do you guys use and where did you get them. I am in desperate need of one.

ryuage
12-12-2004, 11:01 AM
go to walmart and pick one up for like 10 bucks

manowar669
12-12-2004, 01:30 PM
Yeah, what Ryuage said, and while you're at it, get a set of plastic measuring cups for like $0.99. After a short while though, you get pretty good at eyeballing some things. I cook 6-8 chicken breasts at a time, and I can go in the fridge right now, and rip off a hunk, weigh it, and it'll be 3.5 oz (or whatever sized portion I want).