Guesstimating vs Estimating

Guesstimate or Estimate?? 
We were reminded today that there IS a BIG difference between the two. 
Guesstimating is just guessing how many points something will be. 
Estimating means that we use tools to help us come up with the points value. 
A ‘hand-y’ guide to estimate your portions:
Fist: 1 cup
Thumb tip to base: 1 oz of meat or cheese
Thumb tip to first joint: 1 TBSP
Fingertip to first joint: 1 tsp
Cupped hand: 1-2 oz of nuts or pretzels
Palm: 3 oz of meat
I used to use this ‘handy’ guide a lot when I used to follow the Body-for-Life program.  
This was a great reminder to be sure and estimate and not just guesstimate.
Sometimes we can get laxed or lazy with looking things up, but in order to have success we need to use the tools we have access to-ie, Etools, calculator, Food companion, nutritional guides, etc- to look everything up that we put in our mouths.  
Quote of the Day: 
The difference between a guesstimate and an estimate is–
you guessed it–

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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

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