Kimmer shares her diet wisdom in a recent blog post about how to properly measure food.
“Veggies should be loosely placed in the measuring cup, not packed. If we try hard enough, we could squish a whole package of frozen spinach into 1 cup. But then I’m only lying to ourselves. And the scale will reflect it.”
1 pkg of frozen spinach (10 oz) is 82 calories and 4 net carbs (12 minus 8 fiber). The kimkins-approved 1/2 cup is 23 calories and 1 net carb. So 59 additional calories and 3 carbs from veggies will “reflect on the scale”?
She further teaches us how to measure lettuce:
“If you use an “ounce” option, the amount measured is by weight — not volume. For example, 1 cup of lettuce is about 1 ounce by weight, but if you enter lettuce in Fitday as “1 ounce” it will not show calories, fat, carb and protein counts for 1 cup.”
1 cup of lettuce has about 10 calories and 1.5 net carbs (according to USDA database). Why would it matter if I accidentally entered it as 1 oz (4 calories, 0.5 carbs)?