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#14 of 22 Common Nutrition Mistakes

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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             Nutrition Mistake: You Don't Measure Cooking Ingredients

While cooking, you eyeball the oil, the salt, the sugar…

Result: More calories or sodium than you might think

Cookbooks call for swirls, coatings, even “glugs” of olive oil. Others, more precise, call for a teaspoon or tablespoon—but it saves time to just guess. Our experiments with guesswork show that most people overpour common foods and liquids.  The difference between a teaspoon and tablespoon of any oil is 80 calories and 9g of fat. The difference between a half-teaspoon and a teaspoon of salt is about 1,200 milligrams—half the daily recommendation.

What to do: Measure.

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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reneawesley
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM
I always measure.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I always eyeball:)

mypbandj
by Jen on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM
I mostly measure. Sometime I eyeball.
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MamaMandee
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I eyeball too. 

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 6:56 PM

sometimes I measure, sometimes I don't. 

sweetmissy_05
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I always measure.

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