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YungLifter
05-18-2005, 01:27 PM
Alot of times when I have to measure food, unless its done for me(pre sliced bread/cheese) I never get the amount of Serving Per Container. For Ex my current prob is w/ Nat PB. It say's 2 Tbsp/ 14Servings Per Containe so i use 2 leveled Tbsp and I've had it only about 5 times and its half way done, I don't mind it to much, just the fact that I don't know if im eating double the serving or just single. Just wondering if this happen to anyone else?

Built
05-18-2005, 01:32 PM
This is why I use a food scale for portions.

Drai's
05-18-2005, 01:34 PM
It's more important that you do the same thing consistently, whether that's using the labels or weighing your own portions.

spencerjrus
05-18-2005, 01:47 PM
It's more important that you do the same thing consistently, whether that's using the labels or weighing your own portions.


For sure, I dont think a food scale is really nescesarry unless you are on some extremely strict cut.

YungLifter
05-18-2005, 01:49 PM
I just like to know how much im actually getting then assuming about how much it is. If it says 2 tbsp and u use 2tbsp then it should come out right but it never does lol.

ryuage
05-18-2005, 01:51 PM
For sure, I dont think a food scale is really nescesarry unless you are on some extremely strict cut.

i use a scale even when I bulk

YungLifter
05-18-2005, 01:53 PM
so scale is more accurate then measuring spoons?(in the case of Nat pb)

Built
05-18-2005, 01:58 PM
Yes

YungLifter
05-18-2005, 02:00 PM
I really need to go check if radio shack by my house to c if they have a digital scales lol. I want to see difference. 2Tbsp can't be far off tho since it is what it says but i don't know=(

Built
05-18-2005, 02:01 PM
Yung, you're bulking right now. Just eat!

:)

YungLifter
05-18-2005, 02:07 PM
Oh I know i know i just like to know how much im getting. Don't know why I just like doing that. Im going to eat it same way, I just like to know. Trust me Built im taking all your advice lol I went to buy avacados and nuts already lol.

Built
05-18-2005, 02:19 PM
Good boy.

And I hear you on wanting to measure portions. It's never a bad idea to know exactly WHAT you're eating - bulking or cutting, it makes it a LOT easier to modify your diet to obtain the results you desire.

:)

YungLifter
05-18-2005, 02:31 PM
yea i dont mind if im eating double the serving of nat pb I would just like to know it lol. Im going to see how many servings I get out of the jar when im done with this one, and ill see about how much im gettin from there. If i reach 7servings then that means its double(4tbsp w/ measuring spoon) I guess. Then 1tbsp would actually be what they consider to be 2tbsp.

Max-Mex
05-18-2005, 02:31 PM
For sure, I dont think a food scale is really nescesarry unless you are on some extremely strict cut.


Not neccessary but sure comes in handy, bulking or cutting. The more accurate you are, the better you can track results.

ryuage
05-18-2005, 02:56 PM
Good boy.

And I hear you on wanting to measure portions. It's never a bad idea to know exactly WHAT you're eating - bulking or cutting, it makes it a LOT easier to modify your diet to obtain the results you desire.

:)

:withstupi

thajeepster
05-18-2005, 03:03 PM
I even use a scale for bread if im making sandwiches... alot of times, as with ezekiel bread... the serving size will say something like 34g... but one slice might weigh up to 40g... thats a big difference... scales are a great buy and very helpful.

Shao-LiN
05-18-2005, 05:44 PM
I just use a scale for stuff like weighing out meat portions, other than that, I go by label claims. If label says serving size is 4 oz., I'll use a scale. If it says 1 cup, I'll use a measuring cup, etc. etc.

YungLifter
05-18-2005, 06:05 PM
Yeah the Nat PB label says 2 Tbsp so i use 2 Tbsp but it also says 14 servings per container and im on 5 and its half way done =\

JesseM
05-19-2005, 07:57 AM
Maybe try using different spoons. I have 2 sets of tablespoons that are not equal to eachother, so now I just guesstimate as far as pb is concerned.

Drai's
05-19-2005, 08:00 AM
I just use a scale for stuff like weighing out meat portions, other than that, I go by label claims. If label says serving size is 4 oz., I'll use a scale. If it says 1 cup, I'll use a measuring cup, etc. etc.

:withstupi

AllUp
05-19-2005, 09:09 AM
so scale is more accurate then measuring spoons?(in the case of Nat pb)
Hell yeah. It's like WTF, I'm at the bottom of the jar and I'm 4-5servings short! :D

YungLifter
05-19-2005, 09:49 AM
yea lol but it IS 2 Tbsp that im using it shouldn't be THAT far off lol

Dedicated
05-19-2005, 10:55 AM
I just use a scale for stuff like weighing out meat portions, other than that, I go by label claims. If label says serving size is 4 oz., I'll use a scale. If it says 1 cup, I'll use a measuring cup, etc. etc.

I don't have a scale, but if I did I would only use it for meat portions to be honest. I use measuring cups for everything else now and it works out pretty good.

I can pretty much eyeball 4oz and 6oz and 8oz pieces of meat, but that is only so accurate...a scale would be better.

Drai's
05-19-2005, 11:38 AM
yea lol but it IS 2 Tbsp that im using it shouldn't be THAT far off lol

Maybe you're just being greedy with your "tablespoons". Afterall, everyone loves pb. My 2 tbsp is probably more like 5 :D.

YungLifter
05-19-2005, 11:43 AM
lol nah i use 2 Leveled tbsp and it doesnt come out to 14 servings per container

spencerjrus
05-19-2005, 12:03 PM
i use a scale even when I bulk


Thats awesome, however I can get 5k calories a day w/out a food scale, so more power to me.

Drai's
05-19-2005, 12:10 PM
Thats awesome, however I can get 5k calories a day w/out a food scale, so more power to me.

I'm sure he could too. That's WHY he weighs the food.

spencerjrus
05-19-2005, 05:06 PM
I'm sure he could too. That's WHY he weighs the food.



Did I say he couldnt?

Built
05-19-2005, 05:56 PM
I think ryuage meant that he could easily go OVER his quota if he didn't weigh his food.

I know I could. Easily.

<sigh>

I love food...