According to the box, 1/2 cup brown minute rice is 4 points. But it says 1/2 cup = 43g. The other night while making dinner, I decided to measure out 1/2 cup and then weigh it on my electronic scale. I was surprised to see it registering as 55g. Those extra 12g equal an extra 1 point.
Now, that may not sound like a big deal – but I can see how it might mount up and affect your weight loss if you were consistently under-counting multiple ingredients over the course of a week. I would recommend getting an electronic scale and always weighing your food rather than measuring it out by cups, if you have the option. Cups are a great weigh to “eyeball” portion sizes when you”re away from home, but I think there’s more potential for hidden calories there than you might think.