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Figwee App: The Visual Portion Guide

Figwee App: The Visual Portion Guide

One of the bonuses of eating clean is that you don’t have to measure every morsel of food you eat. But if you need to reduce calories for a health or fitness goal, it’s very helpful to have a good sense of portion sizes. Most of us tend to underestimate the weight or volume of a specific food. Using a scale can keep you honest, but having an accurate visual guide is quicker and more convenient. A great tool for guesstimating the portion sizes of different foods is an application called Figwee. You can use the website figwee.com for free or buy the app for $1.99. The process is simple: look up the food you want to measure and Figwee provides you with a series of photographs of that food in different increments, i.e. 1 ounce of salmon, 2 ounces, 3 ounces, etc. In the app the amounts are on a simple slider bar and the picture, from 2 different angles, includes a consistent plate, silverware and a glass for proportion. It’s not perfect, but it’s easy and inexpensive to use and includes a wide variety of different entries, from clean, whole foods to the junkier variety.

Website: Figwee App: The Visual Portion Guide


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