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I agree - there's no point weighing carrots, but a lot of point in weighing granola, or cheese, or nuts, or peanut butter, or bread - the calorie-dense stuff.

A long time ago (in my 20s) I remember asking a shop assistant to weigh Malteasers (it must not have been on the packet information back then in 1970s!) - how embarrassing!

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Thank you, Gill. You are so kind!

This was hard for me. I just usually measure stuff, so I don't do a lot of estimating. I suppose I should work on that skill though because someday I may leave the house and eat out again. The last time I visited my mom, I actually took my food scale with me! Seriously!

Anyway, I did work on my estimates, and I am getting pretty good at it. I think I need to be careful if I estimate calorie-dense foods such as granola. That's where I can end up eating a lot more calories than I mean to. However, I'm not too worried about estimating how many baby carrots I eat. (I actually estimate those pretty accurately anyway.)

I'm starting a list of serving sizes of my favorite foods on my computer. I never thought of doing that before. I think it's a good idea.

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I love Indian spices and Indian food !!

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
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I agree about the vinegar and mustard combo. I'll try that turmeric, black pepper and fat combo too. I have some turmeric paste which is pretty much made of that actually. It comes in a jar, and I freeze it in an ice-cube tray because the jar has to be used in 14 days once opened.

I am weighing pretty much everything at the moment for an app I'm using - it's not primarily about calories, but about how 'healthy' the food is in terms of blood sugar, blood fats, and gut health, but it's giving me some great information. I'm learning still!

One of the things I now do, which I NEVER thought I'd see myself do, is I will eat half and apple, and put the other half in the fridge. Unless it's a very small apple.

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emoticon everyone emoticon This round is really sparking me!
Great reminders of the basics.

- June, a dash of apple cider and rice vinegar brightens the flavors of everything. Also mixing in turmeric, freshly ground black pepper and fat (ghee, butter, evoo). u.nu/j6p7f DH, from India, enjoys on mixed greens. I like all the above plus dried parsley, cilantro and chives on: eggs, salmon, salad, soups. It's easy to by a few spices and herbs in bulk and use till gone (less waste ;)
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- Sue, it's hard to keep washing measuring cups, spoons, I've been putting them is the bags: 1/4 cup in frozen mixed berries, 1c. frozen veg, 1/2 tsp. in cocoa nibs and I save the scoops from powders.

Friday is our neighbor's 60th Birthday Party. It's a surprise for him but I don't want any surprises on the scale. Planing to bring S.Pellegrino mineral water and I tend to be eat less in front of others. Tricky part is not sneaking food when I go home to use the bathroom. :))

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Day #19 Eat reasonable amounts

This lesson is timely. Phyllis, I'm with you, eating one serving has not been a lifestyle change Iíve been able to consistently maintain and it's definitely time to pay more attention to serving sizes especially things like nuts and treats.

Sue, I like that you listed your "credits". :) I credit myself in that I continue to follow many of the good habits I listed in my last post. emoticon




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DAY #19 EAT REASONABLE AMOUNTS

Portion Distortion! Maribeth, that was exactly the thought I was having as I read today's lesson.

Guilty As Charged! It is so easy to inch our portions sizes up little by little even though we know what the correct portions are. Darn! There never seems to be enough bread, rice, mashed potatoes - all that carbby comfort food we all love.

I still weigh and measure sometimes. I have done Linda's portion size test and found that I'm pretty close to the real. But all of this doesn't stop me from eating more - like I did last night.

I made a Macaroni Salad with Shrimp & Peas last night. A new recipe I wanted to try. We RARELY eat this kind of food (hence the cause for the recipe sitting in my "to try" pile for years!) and this showed me exactly why. It was soooooo good! I filled my bowl with a reasonable amount. I remember thinking how small the amount looked. I told myself "It's O.K. Start with this. You can always have more." and I did! I also had another helping of that Strawberry Shortcake I mentioned yesterday.

Things I am giving myself credit for:

I noticed my fullness and realized I had over-eaten.
I was grateful that I had eaten on the light side for breakfast and lunch.
I had DH throw the remaining Angel Food cake in the garbage.
The recipe made a huge amount and so I divided the left over in half and I will be giving one part to our DD instead of trying to eat it all ourselves in order to not waste it (sound familiar?).

Portion Control can be an issue for me with several kinds of snack foods. I think I will always need to weigh or measure them out.

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Day #19 of 100 Eat reasonable amounts

Every time I get to this lesson I know it is time to start weighing and measuring my portions again.
Eating one serving has not been a lifestyle change Iíve been able to keep year after year.
Itís definitely time to weigh, measure and track what I choose to eat.

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Day 19 - Eat Reasonable Amounts

Something I try to be mindful of, especially when I am not eating at home.
A good skill to have.
I like the hand measures guide
Palm of protein
Handful of complex carbs
Fist-size of veggies
Thumb size of healthy fat
Plus a piece of fresh fruit


@AURA18
"My new discovery is vinegar instead of:
salad dressings, mayonnaise, refined oils, salty soy and Worcestershire sauce"

I discovered this last year, for me balsamic vinegar with mustard is a taste enhancing condiment and decently low calorie. It goes well with plain cooked or steamed vegetables and almost any salad.


Edited by: JUNEPA at: 6/25/2020 (10:44)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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Day 19 Eat Reasonable Amounts emoticon Weigh food and track
Easier to absorb protein in small amounts 2-3 ounces
1/4 cup of beans on meatless days
One fruit per day - 1/4c. mixed berries low glycemic /sugar
Good for digestion & heart - Fiber - oat bran 1-3T. (or Benefiber).
~ simple meals - filling my plate with mixed greens
sautťing with ghee or evoo

My new discovery is vinegar instead of:
salad dressings, mayonnaise, refined oils, salty soy and Worcestershire sauce.

"Researcher shows:
Trackers lose twice as much as those who didn't track any food" u.nu/h8ro


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Day #19 Eat Reasonable Amounts

This will always be a lesson to pay close attention to because I do tend to eat more than I need when Iím really hungry.
If meals have been delayed or when Iím not in control of what is served it becomes an issue because of the urge to eat too fast when Iím so hungry.
Yesterday after an out-of-town Doctorís appointment we went to a restaurant to celebrate a birthday of a relative who lived in that city. It was two hours past my regular lunch time.

I did skip dessert and then not eat my planned dinner later.


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Day #19 Eat Reasonable Amounts

This day I find to be most important in living healthy. The temptation to over eat is always present, but by thinking and putting thought in portion eating. One can eat healthy.

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Day 19 Eat Reasonable Amounts

I have with the help of Spark over the last 10 years come a long way with figuring out how to eat nutritiously and how to eat the appropriate portions.
I started out by tracking everything I ate and using the Spark summary of the day, and I discovered that it is really hard to eat enough protein or fibre and really easy to quickly go over for carbs and fats. Gradually I learned to eat nutrient-dense foods and quality fats. I tracked for several years on and off. I hated the time it took, but gradually got a group of favourites and that made it easier. Then for a few months, I weighed everything to get a sense of appropriate portion sizes. Now I only track during 2 weeks of the 5% challenge for refreshment, and the last several challenges affirms I have a pretty good visual grip on portions. As a guideline, I also use the hand measures visual of a per meal
Palm of protein
Handful of complex carbs
Fist-size of veggies
Thumb size of healthy fat
Plus a piece of fresh fruit


Today's assignment
1. With several of the foods you eat today, take the amount you think is your designated serving size. Then weigh or measure the food and see how close you came to being correct. Record the foods as well as how accurate you were.


Right now I am eating breakfast and lunch away from home, but I brought my own food and have leftovers so I can weigh it later
I shall return for the rest of this exercise

2. Repeat this exercise until you are confident about your estimating skills. Write down any foods that you might need to monitor for correct serving sizes.



3. To help plan ahead, write down your ideal serving size for the food items you eat most often.

I will be back to finish this day


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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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I used to pile on the food, (especially if I was really hungry), eat way too fast and not enjoy my food. Everything I try to do daily now took lots of practice, patience and tweaks to fit me, my lifestyle and personality.

I have never forgotten the lesson on slowing down your eating where Linda says just because you are really hungry, does not mean that you have to eat a lot of food. This was news to me. I hadn't considered this before. emoticon

Now I use a smaller plate, fill it with as many veggies as possible and slow down and really try to stay aware, savor and enjoy my food. I use small amounts of mayo, butter, cheese. I used to feel guilty about eating Anything high calorie or that made my food actually taste good.

I realize that it is not in my personality and I will never be a consistent tracker or measurer.
But tracking and measuring is so helpful and made me very aware of how many calories I was consuming. emoticon Something I Can do daily is vigilant eyeballing of the above mentioned foods and other high cal, addictive foods such as processed, sugary foods or pasta, bread...

The incentive and reward of eating reasonable amounts of food and eyeballing the high risk, addictive foods is that tracking and measuring has become my fail safe when I stray above my weight range.

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I definitely do not do as well in this area as I should. Laziness? Possibly.

Time to be more diligent in weighing/measuring.

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I often measure, but just as often I don't. I've kinda learned how to eyeball portions and it's often right. Still, I do overeat sometimes but not because I mis-guessed a serving size.

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DAY #19 EAT REASONABLE AMOUNTS

I still weigh and measure a lot of my food, but I have learned over the years what a portion size looks like and doing this exercise in the past has confirmed that my guesstimates are pretty accurate. Even last winter when we were in Florida for 2 weeks at a rental home, I brought my scale and measuring cups!

Well, just because I know what a portion size looks like, doesn't mean I always like the looks of it! Half a bowl of cereal in the morning or an afternoon snack of one little measly ounce of nuts leaves me feeling defeated. I help the cereal out with fruit on top, but there is no help for that little helping of nuts so I just don't even go down that road.

Tonight my dad is coming for dinner. We are having BBQ Ribs. This is a hard one for me. I think a serving size is just 2 ribs! Geez, I enjoy eating twice that and I could even eat more if my conscience would let me. Guess I will strip the meat off the bone and weigh it tonight just to make sure I get every last yummy morsel!

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Day 19 - Eat reasonable amounts - Some room for improvement here. I actually measure my FiberOne cereal out every day, but not the almond milk. It will be interesting to measure this.

I have not been measuring at dinner, but relying on my guessing abilities. Need to work on this today. Especially salad dressing and hummus.

Linda's comment about the hand being useful for measuring - I've hear this about meat, didn't know if for other things.

Gill, as usual, I love your helpful comments on this.




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I've come a long way since starting the 100 Days books. This morning I had a thought.............. how large would I now be if I hadn't started working on these assignments?!?!?!?!?!?!?

If I'd carried on just gaily guesstimating everything, cleaning my plate, eating the portion-sizes dictated by the packaging from the producers............ I'd be several sizes larger than I am today!!!!

Thank you Spark People. Thank you Linda Spangle. These tools for weight control are SO important in a world where we swim in a sea of food that makes us expand to unhealthy and uncomfortable sizes!

Yes, I still have my digital scales, my measuring spoons, my measuring cups. I wouldn't be without them. I read the labels.

Another stage I've recently moved onto is that if I need something like cashews or dates or cocoa for a recipe, I go to the local 'weigh in' shop and only by the 30g or so that the recipe requires - so I no longer keep these things in the house all the time. If it's not there, I can't eat it!

PS - this last thing is only possible because I now live in a town with these kinds of shops easily accessible to me!

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Day 19 Eat reasonable amounts
- Avoid portion distortion.
Still...working on sticking plan consistently - measuring to discover right foods and amounts to reduce weight. Easier on digestion to absorb protein in small amounts.
emoticon emoticon sprinkle 2-3 ounces of protein on top of salad instead of croutons. "Eat protein before carbohydrates to lower BS/glucose u.nu/mdhy
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Nuts need to be monitored for correct serving sizes. I buy crushed nuts to sprinkle on vegetables. Mixing nuts for variety of nutrients:
1 serving = 1/4c. 4 tbs. and 1tbs. 1/4 serving
Keep tablespoon in jar to measure - may have 2tbs. /day
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nice catch-up, Wanda. I've just been using my digital scales to weigh Xmas parcels!
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A goal of not gaining a single pound is very brave!

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I used to be good about weighing portions but now I'm really just eyeballing it and probably missing the mark frequently.

That is a sad way to use Linda's "I used to...but now" lesson, isn't it? Well today the digital scale is coming out of the drawer and back up to the countertop. It is going to serve me well as I go through the holidays with determination not to gain a single pound!

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Day 19 - Eat Reasonable Amounts

Linda suggest we take time to weigh foods to ensure we are not taking far more food than our eating plans encourage.

I agree as my SW eating plan encourages weighing and measuring. I always weigh my cereal and always my grated cheese (30g seems more when its grated). I too rely on my digital scale, in fact got the battery changed today.

Keeping a food diary is also a valuable skill and to complete it as I eat an item/meal. I have been really careful filling my diary in for over a week now and am really pleased with it. emoticon emoticon

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If my digital scale broke - I'd HAVE to replace it ASAP! I've gotten in the habit of using it frequently. I'm fairly good at judging many items by sight, but like the confidence of knowing I'm on the mark. Still find it tough when measuring out Tablespoons of peanut butter. It is so easy (and tempting) to just heap it up a little bit. I've also got several sets of measuring cups because I use them quite a bit, too.

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Definitely need to revisit this one from time to time! Although, I am finding myself satisfied with less, And do not like that feeling of being really full! Either my mind is being retrained or my stomach or maybe a little of both LOL!

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Day 19 - Eat reasonable amounts
It is time to revisit this lesson because I know that unless I weigh or measure my food frequently, I tend to go right back to larger amounts.
Iím usually quite satisfied with the amounts when I eat right but seem to take more if Iím not thinking about set servings.


Edited by: MAWMAW101 at: 11/23/2018 (16:06)
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Day #19 Eat Reasonable Amounts - Take 2

I am actually pretty good at this. I have done today's assignment several times even during my "down" periods when I'm not focusing on my goals.

Right now I am weighing and measuring several of the foods I eat. Especially those which are calorie dense like the nuts Maribeth mentions. One little ounce of nuts (a serving size) or Trail Mix looks pathetic it is so small! Pasta, potatoes, or other carbs is another group of foods I need to watch for portion distortion. Now that I think of it, even 3 oz. of meat looks pretty skimpy on my plate!

We have two different designs of dinner plates. One has a wider border than the other. I always use the wide-border one for my food. We learn that our food should not flow over the edges of our plates and this helps me keep it contained. Also, I don't like my food to touch just like a little kid! Hence, the two pass throughs that I did at yesterday's Thanksgiving buffet. I could have gotten it all on one plate if I had wanted to pile it all on top of each other.

At restaurants I need to remember that the portions are frequently much larger than a serving size. Unfortunately, in America bigger seems to equate to better.

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Day 19 Eat Reasonable Amounts

Because I experienced 'portion distortion' for far too long, I keep my food scale and measuring cups readily available and they are used daily.

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When all else fails, persistence prevails.

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Yes! enjoyed the youtube video. I knew there could be a little fudging when measuring, but those amounts were pretty substantial on the oats and peanut butter. emoticon

I am addicted to my digital scale...and use it for so many measures. This morning instead of getting a measuring cup dirty to measure out my 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, it was so much easier setting my bowl on the scale and measuring the grams. More accurate, less cleanup, less waste.

Another point. You may be cheating yourself rather than overestimating. For the "power greens" I had in a salad for lunch, I weighed the grams as noted on the package to add the info to the tracker. Even though something like dark baby greens don't have many calories to speak of or worry about overestimating, I want to be sure that I'm getting all the nutrients for the measure I'm entering into the tracker. And when you're measuring a serving of fresh greens by using a cup to put them in, are you stuffing it full and packing it? Are you loosely throwing them in till they reach the top? Too inexact. I may think I'm getting a certain amount of nutrients and fiber that I don't actually get if I underestimate.

Got to admit that I'm guilty of maybe adding a little too much peanut butter to the Tbsp when I measure it. Never have once tried to weigh my peanut butter I add to my morning oatmeal. Never even thought to do it, but it would be easy (just set the bowl of oatmeal on the scale, zero out, then add the peanut butter).

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Great video, Gill. Thanks!

My numbers for nuts are 6 almonds or 1 T (NOT rounded, in fact a bit concave on the top) for 1/4 ounce for walnut pieces. These are the numbers from the Spark menus. At first I saw these amounts as sooo small, but now Iíve gotten used to them. I was actually so gleeful that I could have nuts on a food protocol! I do think weighing is much more accurate than using cup or spoon measures.

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Hope you feel better soon! I have been resting and I made vegetable soup.....got my exercise by shoveling snow! This flu cold season has been a long one! Have a good weekend!! emoticon

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A portion of nuts is so small, isn't it? I've got better at just bagging up these mini-portions of trail mix for myself.

I hope you get over your cold quickly - mine seems to be lingering on and on! Your body does need more energy to fight infections - you need to be canny about what you eat, and get extra rest.

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Measuring........this one is so important! Small things like milk in your coffee.......sorry.....I canít drink black.....I thought I was using a small amount but measuring shows you the truth. I did weight watchers several years ago and discovered that 7 almonds was one point, so that is what I ate. Today I have a cold and I am hungry more that usual......go figure?

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Dang, we jump on the body weight scale daily and hope for a lower number.

But how often do we weigh and measure our food and hope for a low number???
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I still weigh my cereal and cheese to check but am usually estimating correctly! emoticon

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emoticon I kind of wish my battery was dead on my scales this morning...I needed a reason for that number!
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I still struggle with this lesson! Some things are easier to give up completely rather than try to be satisfied with a serving!
Today I will weigh and measure! emoticon

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would you believe it, my batteries have just died on my digital scales - I'll have to wait until payday before I can get more!

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Whenever I check myself I am not too far off, but the video that Gil connected us to really showed what a difference just a little bit more can make. I measure many of my foods and many times my measuring cup is "rounded" just like the video showed emoticon so I guess I'm busted for cheating on my morning cereal! At dinner I frequently weigh my meat/protein. It is almost a habit for me.

I seem to have more trouble with determining ounces than I do cups. Those few little almonds in the palm of my hand always look like such a puny amount, or I find myself saying "Only 10 chips. Are you kidding me!"

Reality sure can be "TOUGH LOVE"! I'm only fooling myself when I don't measure correctly.

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Eat reasonable amounts:

I have a digital scale and use it, but not as much as I used to. Starting today I am going to get back into the habit of measuring all of my portion sizes of nuts, protein, sauces (dressing, jelly), and carbs.

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I havenít measured my food in awhile, and as I reread this chapter, I know that itís time to do it again. I definitely agree that serving sizes have a way of growing over time!

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You are so right about the grated cheese - it's like magic, isn't it?! 30g of cheese grated is a HUGE pile!



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Day 19 - Eat Reasonable Amounts

Linda suggest we take time to weigh foods to ensure we are not taking far more food than our eating plans encourage.

I am aware of this as my SW eating plan encourages weighing and measuring. I always weigh my cereal and always my grated cheese (30g seems more when its grated). Keeping a food diary is also a valuable skill and to complete it as I eat an item/meal emoticon .

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You know what? Even if we don't manage to measure ALL the time - doing it 80-90% of the time is good enough. Remember how it was when we weren't even aware of our portion sizes!!!!

Yesterday afternoon - I deliberately didn't measure the 'gluten-free, low-sugar etc' granola I chose to eat as dessert after a low-carb lunch. Then I ate two more bowls. I deliberately over-ate. There are lots of possible reasons why this happened - but sometimes the rebel in me just says 'I'm not going to measure this!'

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Tracking is a great tool. BRAVO to Wanda and all of you who are tracking or making progress towards consistently tracking. emoticon Welcome back Cat!

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Day 19, Eat Reasonable Amounts

I can do this although I still struggle with portion distortion, scowl at the idea of weighing and measuring EVERYTHING, and yes, track inconsistently.

I have finally come to recognize that I do not have to do any of those perfectly! No S helps me with portion distortion - some plates may not be perfect but I only have 3 plates of food per day.

I definitely do not weigh and measure everything but like Cat, I do weigh and measure my indulgences - Chex Mix, chips, etc - NEED to measure out a portion...Never, never, never sit down with the bag - even if it is a day when I can snack.

I do track much more consistently now because I am using Spark Coach and that is just one of the steps each day. If I weren't working the Spark Coach system, I probably would only track sporadically or not at all.

Final analysis - I'm making progress, muddling along, managing the curvy road and continuing the journey.

exercise today - sitting....sitting SHOULD be an exercise....can we get it on the list? No?......... well I guess I'll be on the dreadmill later and I'll do some stretching too.



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I started an elimination protocol last February and discovered that alllllll the healthy grains I was eating were not good for me personally. So ...

I started eating tons and tons of veggies ... and life got better. Funny how you can fill up on veggies.

Cheese is a tough one for me coz 1 oz is ... well one bite. I try to use my food scale religiously on foods I always seem to want more of than is the "norm". Bummer.



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I agree about tracking Maribeth. I have tried for SO many years and wish I could keep it up. emoticon

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Eat Reasonable Amounts

This lesson has been a real eye opener for me emoticon I continue to make progress here which is good because the rebel in me similar to Wanda, refuses to track consistently.

I do best to survey and "eyeball" measure foods that have tripped me up in the past. These are foods where calories are high and my threshhold is low to resist ( peanut butter, bread, pasta, processed carbs, sweets).

Like Cheri said it's good to periodically check portions.. Lynn, I like your referenced reminder to ensure getting a good balance of nutrition. Funny how recommendations vary and how different we all are. 2 or 3 grain servings is my threshhold. emoticon

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Day 19 Eat reasonable amounts

Do you know how much food you should be eating according to your diet?

Yes as per dietitian - Canada Food Guide - 1400 calories and follow the Canada Food Guide

2 Fruit Servings
5 Vegetable Servings
6 Grain Servings
3 Dairy Servings
2 Protein Servings
2 Fat Servings

Do you know what a serving size is?

Yes I have the Canada Food Guide pamphlet, and an online reference, and I read packages. With packages I look at the serving size and compare to the Food Guide. Some products may overstate the serving size ie. Instead of half a cup it may have ĺ.

I have been measuring portions for years and have measuring cups and a scale on my counter. I usually measure my food, except if I am eating something like ice cream, which I know I should not be eating.

Measuring or estimating portions to make sure we get enough but not too much food.

The correct serving of meat (anywhere from 3 to 6 ounces) is usually the amount that's exactly the size of your palm.

I will measure everything I eat today.

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I have measured food and can estimate pretty well, but I can see the wisdom in practicing the estimating skill periodically to keep myself from slipping in judgment. When I can, I measure. I have a digital scale in my kitchen and I use measuring cups and spoons.
I am in situations enough times where I can't use measuring cups or a scale. That is when you need the eye-ball skill. I know SparkPeople has articles on this subject. Some basics:
2-3 oz. of meat is about the size of a deck of cards
a cup of raw veggies is about the size of a baseball
a 1/2 cup serving of cooked veggies is the size of a billiards ball
1 oz. of cheese looks like a pair of dice.


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I share again! This one is about using cups accurately, and the un-counted calories that can come from mis-judgement with oats and peanut butter used as the examples.

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Day # 19 Eat reasonable amounts
I have the tools, I just need to use them more often! emoticon
Some things get measured or weighed more often, lIke cereal, cheese, rice and pasta.
emoticon Iím sure I will always struggle with this lesson!

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With my morning oatmeal the 1/2 cup (dry) measuring cup sits right inside the container so that part I know is accurate. I measured the peanut butter and have been pretty close with eyeballing, and had no clue how to measure the skim milk once it's already poured into the oats, and decided I didn't get fat drinking skim milk, so I'm just not going to worry about it.

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Measuring one thing is wonderful, Chris. This is what Spark Guy's Small Commitments Challenge is all about......... it's not all-or-nothing with Spark.

I started aiming to measure and track one meal (because I don't usually!) and yesterday I did the whole day - I'm on leave from work and I had the time.

I'm re-marking your paper - and you get a Gold Star for effort!
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I get a "D" grade for measuring foods yesterday, DAY 19. I estimated and then measured only one food, my morning oatmeal. It came cooked from our dining room here, in a cardboard container with a cap. I thought it was one cup and I was right.

But that is all I measured, just one thing.

Measuring is not at all a habit I have established! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I do a check with measuring cups from time to time and have often wondered about getting one of those sectioned plates so my lovely Hubby has a guideline when he serves Sunday dinner.

Today may not go down as one of my better ones.... some sneaky extras as a result of inadequate sleep and being generally achey and grouchy. However I've acknowledged my weakness and it won't become a trend. Fresh day tomorrow!!

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Yes, I have the tracker set up for egg-free vegetarian and have looked at the substitute options. I might try it every now and then.

I have tracked lunch for two days now, and posted it on the community feed for accountability. Will try to do that more often.

PS I just remembered that the Nutrition Tracker can generate a shopping list too.

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Gill- yes, I use the Spark meal plan, but using their substitution lists. I found them quite by accident.

Turn on the meal plans (you can choose various types, vegetarian, low sodium, etc) and use the food substitution lists. On the website, just click on the suggested food line and a list of 15-20 alternative foods for that category will pop up. You then can pick a food you like. It outlines portions and gives you all your nutrients in a realistic and doable range. When I discovered this, I started to lose weight.

I was delighted to learn I could add almonds to my salads, for instance. I have developed a core group of foods I love, and I do measure and track every day.

You find the types of menus under Edit Nutrition Goals. There is also a diabetic menu available if you join the Diabetes team.

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DAY 19 Eat reasonable amounts

1. Take the amount I usually eat of a certain food. Measure this.
See how close I come to the designated serving size. emoticon learning opportunity for sure!

2. Repeat #1 with other foods. Continue learning!

3. List foods I eat most often and write serving sizes.


This could take me awhile.... emoticon

In general I think I eat 3X what a healthy serving size is. emoticon But wel'll see throughout today.

Now where did I bury the food scale, measuring spoons, and measuring cups??? emoticon emoticon


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Day 19, Eat Reasonable Amounts

I have never been particularly good about tracking; sometimes I've tracked what I've eaten without portion amounts, just making a list. I am in a challenge now that requires tracking every meal and I have been very consistent for the past two or three weeks. I think it will show on my weigh-in this week. Who knew? Tee hee....well that "reasonable amount" has always been my downfall and I've posted quite a lot on my portion distortion issues. Recently someone cautioned that we need to eat with our brains and not our eyes. I guess that is why I've been learning so much from SparkPeople, I need to put that knowledge to work and use my brain.

I'm sure that I will once again become complacent about tracking because that is what I do, and it is such a nuisance, but I am going to try to keep my streak going at least for the next several weeks. I find that tracking does make me think more carefully about portion size so that is helpful.

Exercise Day 19, Every Day Body warmup and Every Day Body workout. These have become my "go-to" videos. I really feel like I work my entire body with them. I do keep trying others but these seem to be good for my abilities now.


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I don't always weigh/measure. I do journal what I eat. I sometimes write the time and mood I'm in when I eat. It helps sometimes.

Eating 'reasonable amounts' isn't always easy but I'm learning. It's really something my body needs at least right now.

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You know me, I track little. I try it for awhile then stop.

I do note down foods when I am going to test my glucose ( Excel spreadsheet I created). I also enter my daily weight there too.

I do not use any of the SparkPeople food trackers.

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I am re-sharing this youtube video about portion sizes - it's well worth a watch. They measure oatmeal and peanut butter using cups and spoons, then weight them!
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I still haven't bought myself any digital scales. I'll put it on my list for NEXT payday (again!)

I have been maintaining a healthy weight for some time, but I weigh every day, and take a 7-day average on Sundays. It is SO hard to stay at the lower weight - only a single transgression, and the weight will slide back up a couple of pounds. I know this is nothing to really worry about in terms of weight, but it shows me how much effort I have to put in to MAINTAIN my healthy weight.

I am very resistant to tracking everything that passes my lips - I simply do not want to live like that! But yesterday, because I had the time, and because it came up on another Challenge I'm doing (Realistic Resolutions) I decided to track one meal - lunch. I weighed out my cheese - 30g. I was surprised that one of the biggest items, calorie-wise, was my apple! Not that I'm going to stop eating fruit, but it did surprise me.

I am contemplating having a go at tracking one meal a day - to give me a better idea of what I'm really eating. I THINK I'm doing OK, but I'm probably not as good as I think I am. My calorie allowance is quite high due to being a healthy weight and doing exercise.

I might even (not promising) have a go at the Spark meal plans on the Nutritional Tracker - once in a while at least. They don't fill me with joy when I read them!

Does anyone else use the Spark Meal Plans on the Tracker?

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I stopped using my food scale for most things. I will use it starting now! Eyeballing it does not work.

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Day # 19 Eat reasonable amounts
This has been a stumbling block for me and is one of the problems I continue to have. This is also the reason my food Scale sits out in plain site in my kitchen.
It generally is better for me to weigh and measure certain foods because I still can't seem to get 7+ servings out of a can of salmon!
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I measure and weigh foods that I know can do me some damage if I don't! I will weigh out recommended portion sizes of granola, tortilla chips, peanuts etc. I use measuring cups for less dangerous foods like oatmeal. I use measuring cups for frozen berries so that I don't take too many - not because the calories would be too much, but so that the packet lasts longer!!! I use measuring spoons for things like oil. I also use a 9" plate for my main meals - this has helped a great deal.

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I've just been back and read all my previous posts on this thread and it's great to have been reminded of how much I've changed through working through this book, and using Spark's great resources!
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I measure a lot of my food. I am so used to doing that that I often remember what a serving looks like.

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Mary - I now measure my peanut butter by weight. It works!



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I do try to eat reasonable amounts. I measure occasionally but I find that I have become pretty good at eyeballing. I have been surprised to find out that I actually tend to over estimate the amount now so when I measure my portion I often have to add a bit. YAY - Maybe one day I will actually triumph over portion distortion.

I use to feel like all the measuring and eyeballing and choosing just the "right" amount took the fun out of eating but now the fun is all about feeling well so I'm good with it. If I splurge I try to make it a veggie splurge, can't do much damage with that!

This weekend I made homemade cinnamon rolls - probably the first time in 3 or 4 years because I love them too much. Well.....the truth of the matter is that I STILL love them too much. Good thing tomorrow is a No S day. Hubs will have to finish the cinnamon rolls. (They were supposed to be for him anyway, poor skinny man!)

Spark featured "8 Strength Training Moves for Walkers" today - very timely because I was looking for some new moves.

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I should measure more especially nut butters. I don't because it kinda takes the joy out of eating!

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I like this one a lot....I get to play with my cute kitchen gadgets, containers etc. I will be aiming for the No S plan...... ASAP.....I did have sugar this week and boy howdee, can I tell. It was a detrimental move and my butt is dragging big time.
It's all gone now...the cabinets are very low on supplies and the fridge is cleaned and sorted, ready for a restocking and I'll take care of that on Friday maybe...depending on energy levels. I'll be able to drive again by then.

Have an awesome new week all......I am ready for it!

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I have been eating 3 meals a day with no snacks and have found that my hunger level has reduced. Hmmmm.

I started measuring my protein again coz I found that I was not eating "enough" and I was getting headaches most days.

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I don't see portion size correctly. When I'm putting left overs away, I have to ask someone if a container is big or small enough for the food to fit in.
I think, if I create a habit of weighting the food I eat, I will definitely have dramatic results in my life! emoticon emoticon

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