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    this one's optimistic... feethanddooth's Avatar
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    just got a food scale

    used it tonight the first time and it already has helped. one thing i dont like though is the feeling i may become obsessive with it. i already pre measured certain foods for breakfast and lunch. but going by the label seems misleading from what i got tonight. example...

    1/2 cup (39 grams) of oatmeal is 140cal.

    using my 1/2 measuring cup i got between 51 and 59 grams. if i were to just say 55 grams all the for each prepackaged breakfast i make will it really matter? i know a few cals will not be kept track of but how crazy should i really get?

    aside from this dilemma i think the thing is great and holds a lot of promise for me to get in the best shape ive been in a long time.
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    Dont worry about being super accurate. +- 4 grams is still very accurate and will account for barely any of your calories.

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    Man you're serious about your training! Most of us just guesstimate! You're already 99.9% more accurate than the rest of us.

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    I weigh my food in order to calculate carbs based on weight and nutritional label,
    and subtract fiber grams.

    if you are taking the trouble to get a scale and weigh
    stuff, then be accurate to the gram. otherwise, throw out the scale and eyeball it



    it may be easier to just weigh it, and if it is over by a few grams just eat it, but record
    the actual number of grams, instead of trying to scoop out a gram or two. that way
    you can make up the balance later in the day, either skip something or take an extra

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    this one's optimistic... feethanddooth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by edzo View Post
    I weigh my food in order to calculate carbs based on weight and nutritional label,
    and subtract fiber grams.

    if you are taking the trouble to get a scale and weigh
    stuff, then be accurate to the gram. otherwise, throw out the scale and eyeball it



    it may be easier to just weigh it, and if it is over by a few grams just eat it, but record
    the actual number of grams, instead of trying to scoop out a gram or two. that way
    you can make up the balance later in the day, either skip something or take an extra
    thats my plan. i wouldnt spend the time to scoop out some extra oatmeal or trim some chicken breats off. figure any extra cals eaten will make me ride more!
    2002 cannondale r400, 2006 kona smoke, 2005 scott speedster s30

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    Obsess over the bad things, roll with good stuff. If the oatmeal is over, that's fine -- oatmeal is good for you. If you're measuring out potato chips, be precise.

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    People use those things to weigh food? I thought they were for weighing bike components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zowie View Post
    People use those things to weigh food? I thought they were for weighing bike components.
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