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Old 06-22-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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If a diet plan says to have 6oz chicken breast or 6oz fish for dinner (or whatever piece of protein); but when you actually weigh yours, if it's off and say it's 4oz..do you just use that or cut a piece off another chicken breast or fish fillet to get 6oz? Or should I not worry so much over exact amounts?

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Old 06-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #2
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I calorie count, so I just adjust my daily count based on what I take. If you're following a fixed plan I'd definitely take more if the portion is only 4oz and the plan say 6oz (that's a pretty big difference). I'd probably not bother if it was within say 1/2 oz either side.
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Yup. I sure do! I'm on WW and I really have to plan what I have. For me, it is just as easy to overestimate as it is to underestimate. If I have 5 oz instead of 6 oz, I'll just as easily have 7 oz next time and write if off as 6 oz. I seem to be missing the "fullness" indicator that lots of people have, and I can eat enormous amounts of food if left to my own devices. So measuring everything accurately is key for me.
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Yup, I measure out every protein. I do a combo of WW and calorie counting, but I always weigh my chicken, pork, fish, turkey, etc. I get whatever portion size I was planning on, and my husband gets whatever is left over, so sometimes he'll get one chicken breast and then a few pieces that I've shaved off of mine
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Isn't it funny, ms Rebound, how it never seems to go the other way? As in, I get my piece and then some EXTRAS off of DH's bit...
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