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    Do you measure your portions? Not for cooking or baking but for eating. 2 tbl. olive oil, 1/4 cup nuts, 6-8 oz meat, etc etc


    Just curious.


  • #2
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    i weigh my meat, count my nuts, and portion my oils so yes!


    i think it's important sometimes to realize that while hunger can dictate a portion, often my eyes are bigger than my stomach! keeping my portions controlled helps keep me in check and allows me to remain at my goal weight with the least effort

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    • #3
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      I used to do it obsessively....now I have learned what portions "look like" so I don't stress if I fill my bowl before forgetting to weigh the individual ingredients.


      But I'm not trying to lose weight...if I were, I'd probably still be measuring.

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      • #4
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        I measured for a few days when I started primal but I don't bother anymore. Most carb-y things are portioned (like a banana) or have the numbers on the packet (like mince pies - oops, did I say that out loud , so I estimate those to keep it reasonable.


        I couldn't live life measuring all my food - the very act seems unnatural and takes away from eating (for me). I'll measure for baking-type foods as the ratios very much determine the outcome, and primal ingredients are too pricey to waste on trial & error!

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        • #5
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          The more I diverge from Paleo, the more I feel the need to measure what i eat.

          “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
          "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
          "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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          • #6
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            I don't really measure things like meat, but just notice what the weight is on the package when I put it in the fridge. So if it's a pound, and I cut three pieces, they're a little over 5 oz each.


            Eggs are pre-measured by God.


            Leafy and low-carb veggies I just scarf...


            That's pretty much all I eat, so it's easy ;-)

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            • #7
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              Same as Kuno!

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              • #8
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                I never measure anything.

                The "Seven Deadly Sins"

                • Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . • Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . .• Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
                • Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . • Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . • Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
                • Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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                • #9
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                  No measuring here.

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                  • #10
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                    Only carby/"bad" stuff... I only eat one serving of quinoa and rice at a time, for instance. And I try to aim for one pound of meat a day, but I measure it with my hands and eyes lol. Everything else including oil, veggies and fruits I eat as I feel like it. Nuts don't matter, because I always end up eating the whole freaking bag anyways lol... measuring it would only make me depressed.

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                    • #11
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                      I used to measure obsessively as well. I don&#39;t care that much anymore. I&#39;m tired of struggling to lose weight so I&#39;m just trying to go with the flow for a while.


                      There are a few things I do measure, if it&#39;s something I&#39;m unfamiliar with (like using half & half for my protein shake.) Once I get an idea of what I&#39;m doing, I stop measuring.

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                      • #12
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                        One thing I measure is almonds: I count out 24 (about an ounce) for every day and keep them in a little bag in my purse. Otherwise I&#39;ll eat twice as much without knowing it.

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                        • #13
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                          I&#39;m with Raphael on the nuts thing but with everything else I don&#39;t measure. For me, measuring portions takes away from the experience of eating all the great food.

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                          • #14
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                            If you are not reaching your weight loss/gain goals it would be a good idea to measure for a couple of weeks to get a feel of what you are actually eating.


                            Some people get it right off the bat. Some people need a bit of experience and training.


                            As usual, It Depends.

                            Don't be a paleotard...

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

                            http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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                            • #15
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                              Also only when eating something especially carby. Otherwise, no.

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