How to Track your Food without Weighing Anything | Are Food Scales Needed?

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if you think you have to weigh

everything to be successful flexible


bake again all over my kitchen so I'm

going to show you how it's done it's a

common misconception to think that you

really do have to wait every single

thing that you're eating and if you

really do have to weigh out everything

you can cure and scale around fear where

I just want to be convenient the beauty

of flexible dieting that is truly

flexible so what I'm going to show you

are a couple little just facts that you

can apply to your own life your own

journey and see great results so one of

the things that's really important is

volume measurements there's a lot of

stuff that you're gonna find all

throughout the world and we're my

kitchen right now at my apartment so I'm

going to show you some of the things

that you can use for volume measures so

for instance you could have something

like green beans all right if you look

at the serving size it's a half cup or

you have two servings a whole cup so I'm

going to do is pop this open dump it in

here level off the top one cup easy as

that same people want to have Mormon

beans they just scan it in and you

adjust your servings so if I'm going to

have cereal for example I might have a

cup of this I pour it in here often the

bolts I'm done and then for the milk you

get once you can use all you measures

with it you don't have to weigh it and

if you really want to just be accurate

and double-check stuff like it's it's

cool to do that you need to get down so

that's Pauly and something else that you

can do is unit measurements


so let's say that you have something

like these both ways so the serving size

is 28 pieces so I can just pour out

what-what have am i serving right all

right that's one two three four five six

seven eight nine ten pieces all I have

to do is just count to ten put that in

my tractor's ten or I put fifteen or

twenty or twenty eight and it'll the

track will automatically do the math for

you to give you the relative serving so

you can count you can plug the light

right you can do the same thing put some

up like all minutes right those almonds

are all going to be around the same size

and if I can just grab a handful right

that's one two three four five that's

eight almonds very easy so if I have

something like grapes baby carrot so on

and so forth a lot of things have

uniformity for each individual unit

it's it's very it's very very very very

easy to flexible diet and the other

thing too if your standard and

consistent in the way that you're

measuring things your volume or through

unit counts even if there is a degree of

inaccuracy when you get those weekly

adjustments you're still going to be

getting the relative adjustment down

from what you had so let's say that

you're consistently overestimating

something we're still going to reduce

the total amount of energy that you

would need to reduce to get your

progress going again so as long as

you're consistent with the way that you

measure and estimating stuff you're

gonna be fine and you're gonna do really

well with your tracking and ultimately

reaching your goals so would you want to

use a food scale there's a couple times

let's say that you're going to be having

something like meat that you cook and

it's not quite so uniform so if I'm

cooking sirloin steak it's got a pretty

high fat content pretty high protein

content so I want to try to be a little

bit more accurate

measuring that out so after it's cooked

up I would search for Coach sirloin

steak plop it on the food scale try to

keep these guys from eating it oh

they're impossible so another time that

you might want to use a food scale is

when you're having a little bit of

inconsistency with your progress and you

might be getting reductions to your

targets you're like oh why are my

targets going down you know I feel like

I've been estimated everything pretty

good but there might be some of us

throwing you off like peanut butter is a

great example because peanut butter has

very high fat content very high in

macros for a relatively small amount of

volume and so you might be saying all

you know it's a tablespoon roughly but

if you actually measure out on a scale

the grams in that tablespoon you might

see that you've been one deressa maybe

what tablespoon really is so everyone's

talking is coming look double check the

accuracy you're getting idea of what a

serving size is for estimation then it's

good to weigh stuff it also just kind of

helps in general to have a better

understanding of what different serving

sizes are with different types of food

so it's just a practice but in general

for the long game when you're flexible

dieting counting out individual users

like one deli slice of turkey breast one

slice of provolone cheese whatever it

happens to be you can count in

prepackaged units or you can just use

all you measures and you'll still be

pretty good to go but that is the way to

flex collide successfully without having

measure everything hope you all enjoyed