Friday, February 3, 2012

Weight Loss Diet Must Do's: Weighing and measuring food

Whether you want to lose weight or build muscle it's important that you know how many calories you are eating.  Many people eat healthy but you can still gain weight by eating healthy because you are still eating too many calories.  The only way to really know how much you're eating is to weigh and measure your food.  I recommend doing this for at least a week.




It doesn't take too much time to measure it out to know exactly what you're eating...




Simply put the pasta in the measuring cup, write down the amount in your food log or online program...you can easily find how many calories in a serving on the back of the pasta box...



Once you have the pasta measured, poor it into the bowl...

Then spoon in your sauce, in this case 4 tablespoons which is about 1/4 cup...look on the back of the jar of sauce and it'll tell you how many calories it has...

Eating this way might seem like a hassle at first but once you get in the habit of weighing and measuring your food, it'll become second nature.  Not to mention that you'll shocked at the amount of calories and portions you were eating before!