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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