Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Does anyone weigh and/or measure their food? I don't, I eat until I decide that it is probably enough, then stop. I have lost almost 91 pounds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the question really is... who doesn't! Mr. Redmaxx... you are a rare bird I bet...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting. To me it is strange to weigh/measure your food. Thanks for the response.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on what it is. I tend to measure things like Cereal and milk until I can judge how much is a serving (3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, etc). I rarely measure meat as I pretty much can only eat 3 - 4 oz tops before I get full. I think it's good to measure once in a while to make sure you are staying within your Nutritionist's guidelines because I can definitely eat way more at 6 months than I could at 3 months. Don't want to stray too far off the norm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I don't measure my food I overeat and then I'm miserable. My head still thinks it is smarter than my stomach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did in the beginning, I'm now 18 months out and have a good feel for how much I need/am eating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a cheese freak so I bought a scale to measure my meats and cheeses. It is a habit I am still working on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Redmaxx said:

Does anyone weigh and/or measure their food? I don't, I eat until I decide that it is probably enough, then stop. I have lost almost 91 pounds.

That's really how it should be, in my opinion. I have not bought a scale or anything. It's time to listen, really listen, to the body for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Over two years out and I still weigh everything. Either by weight or volume depending on type of food. I also log every bite and keep it in spreadsheet form. I can keep track of my weight trends compared to my macros that way.

For me, it is the only way to be accountable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've lost and kept off 140 pounds since April 8th, 2014. The only weigh (I didn't misspell this word lol) I could do this is/was by weighing my food. It's so very easy to go over 4 ounces because that's not much food to start with! I don't know how you had the same surgery I did and you aren't weighing your food.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sometimes will weigh my food. I do it more when I am cooking my own meals or having home made food. I find that outside food, I eat until I feel that first pressure (10 small bites). Then I am done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I weigh everything that goes into my mouth unless the packaging is less than my max and has the weight on it.

I gained this weight by not controlling what I eat, I'm using this time to build tools to sustain this in the long run.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, jjanowitz said:

I've lost and kept off 140 pounds since April 8th, 2014. The only weigh (I didn't misspell this word lol) I could do this is/was by weighing my food. It's so very easy to go over 4 ounces because that's not much food to start with! I don't know how you had the same surgery I did and you aren't weighing your food.

I just eat and when I feel that I don't need anymore I stop. I have never felt full since the surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Meryline said:

I weigh everything that goes into my mouth unless the packaging is less than my max and has the weight on it.

I gained this weight by not controlling what I eat, I'm using this time to build tools to sustain this in the long run.

Most of my weight gain was due to medical conditions/medication. Don't get me wrong, when I feel bored I still want to snack/graze but I now go for a walk and it seems to take away the boredom/hunger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I weigh everything so that it's easier to track my Protein, carbs, calories, etc. I still listen to my stomach regardless.

Just because there's 2 oz. of meat on my plate doesn't mean that it's a guarantee that I'll eat all of it. Or if I think I can eat more, I will weigh out another ounce to make sure that I'm not going over the 3 oz. meat limit that my NUT has set for me.

Sent from my SM-N920P using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • demayome

      Day 3 of Liver shrinking diet. 11 days to go. Come on 31JUL. Trying not to get impatient
      · 1 reply
      1. GreenTealael

        💜STAY STRONG💜

    • Krestel

      OMG! I dreamt of cake!!
      As of late, my dreams have been food obsessed. Last night I dreamed of gorging on good old American sheet cake with chocolate frosting. There was white frosting as well. Good thing we can't get that in Sweden! I just hope that I haven't become too engrossed in food. BUT they are only dreams after all.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GreenTealael

      3 days post op and I want to go to the movies to see The Lion King... #slowdown
      · 13 replies
      1. Krestel

        Awww

      2. VANILLASUCKS

        I went 5 days post op to the movies :)

      3. GreenTealael

        Awww man i could have broken a record 😂

      4. elcee

        I’m going later today with my hubby and daughter

      5. GreenTealael

        I hope its amazing !

      6. View All Replies
    • allwet

      https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(19)30834-4
      this one is interesting but a tough slog to get thru
      this review is easier to understand
      https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/07/weight-loss-rage-proteins/594073/
      · 1 reply
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        It will be interesting to watch as this theory develops. Thanks for posting!

    • Jobber

      Feel like it's time for a status update, I haven't been on here regularly in a while and I need to keep my mindset focused on my goals.
      I haven't weighed myself in ~ 3 weeks.  I think I'm becoming the opposite of "obsessive" about tracking my progress and it could cause me some issues.  The good thing is that there have still been quite a number of NSV's happening that is telling me that I'm still progressing without knowing what the scale says.
      First one is that a belt I bought about 5 weeks ago because all my other belts were too big is also on the last hole so I'll have to buy yet another belt again.  second, I bought new jeans about a month ago and I have a lot more slack in the waist than I did when I purchased them.  I also boarded a plane and had about 8 inches of slack in the belt.  Finally, I hit my goal last week of being able to ride go-carts with my kids.  The last time I tried about 4 years ago, I had to leave because I couldn't fit in the harness.  This was sweet victory and I showed those two how it was done on the race course!!  😈
      · 1 reply
      1. FluffyChix

        Congrats!!!

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×