Quick Tip of the Day: Measure your food!

Measure out all of your food before eating it. I know this probably sounds crazy to some but it will definitely help you reach your goals. It’s very easy to over or under estimate serving sizes.  I weigh all my food in grams, because I have found that to be the easiest and most accurate way to measure but you can use ounces or even just cups, tbs, and tsp.  I even weigh my protein powder! Until recently I always just went by the scoop that came with the powder but then I got curious and actually weighed a scoop. I’m not going to name names but a very reputable protein powder made me rethink using the scoop for measurement.  Post workout I am looking for around 40 grams of protein. This supplement contains about 20 grams of protein per scoop so I always use 2 scoops. On the nutrition facts it says a serving is 32 grams but when the scoop is weighed out it only weighed 24 grams. So in actuality I was getting 48 gram weight of protein powder when I needed 64 gram weight! So even I was fooled! Try weighing your food for a couple of weeks and see the difference it makes.

About huntfitness

My name is Kyle Hunt, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and I am a Certified Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. I own the fitness website Hunt Fitness. www.KyleHuntFitness.com

Posted on June 3, 2010, in Nutrition and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great info. I would NEVER have guessed.

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