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Weigh and measure everything that you cook and eat! Most of us suffer from proportion distortion and underestimate what we eat. When you take the time to measure liquids and weigh solids, you will come to learn just how much you're eating!
But a good set of measuring spoons and cups and a good digital kitchen scale -- it will be worth every dime!
Buy extra measuring cups and keep the cup in the container so it's always handy. For example, I keep the 1/2 cup measuring cup in my oatmeal box, and I use it for the scoop. Plastic measuring cups are cheap and this keeps me honest and on track.
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