Weighing and measuring

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.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Weighing and measuring

  1. Jennie says:

    Yikes… I’m surprised it was off by that much! Maybe I’ll try using my scale more this week.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s