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Handy ways to measure milk

biggysmalls

Too big to fail
S: 12st5.5lb C: 10st12.3lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 1st7.3lb(12.25%)
#1
Hi everyone,
As time goes on I find I'm being more scrupulous about measuring stuff.....measuring out wine rather than guessing, checking syns of items, measuring cereal and so on. But I'm still struggling to find a way to measure my milk intake as I drink tea throughout the day and more often than not it's not in my own house. Anyone found a good way of keeping tabs?
 
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Honeyoc

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S: 13st13lb G: 9st9lb
#2
Pour out a "dash" of what you usually add to your teas and measure, that way you know roughly the quantity everytime you have a hot drink and you can keep check on it. E.g. I measured my dashes and it came to about 30ml so everytime I have a tea or coffee I count it as 30ml and I know I can only have 8 of those to make an HEA (250ml semi skimmed milk)
 

paperclip

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S: 11st7lb C: 10st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23.3 Loss: 1st7lb(13.04%)
#3
I got a small bottle and marked it with pen at the level of my allowance for each day after measuring accurately with a measuring jug. Every morning I fill it up, and use it throughout the day - if there's anything left at the end of the day, I sometimes have a hot chocolate or just drink it straight!
 
#4
I used to use a small measuring beaker type thing that came with my hand blender, every morning I measure 350ml of skimmed milk and use this for everything - brews and cereal etc. If I'm on red or green I do this again when it runs out but usually I'm on EE.
Then disaster struck and my beaker cracked, I've struggled ever since to find a small enough jug to pop in the fridge and now have to make do with a biggish jug.
 
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#6
I use one of my grand daughters baby bottles that she no longer uses now she has moved on to big girls cups, handy measure on the side and a lid,
 

Laddiesboy

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S: 24st0lb C: 17st0lb G: 13st12lb BMI: 30.6 Loss: 7st0lb(29.17%)
#7
I got a small bottle and marked it with pen at the level of my allowance for each day after measuring accurately with a measuring jug. Every morning I fill it up, and use it throughout the day - if there's anything left at the end of the day, I sometimes have a hot chocolate or just drink it straight!
IMO this is the best way to do it.
 

biggysmalls

Too big to fail
S: 12st5.5lb C: 10st12.3lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 1st7.3lb(12.25%)
#8
thank you all very much. I felt a bit silly asking but since I started SW this is something I've been leaving very much to chance. Cheers for sharing your ideas. No more winging it!
 
S: 14st13lb C: 14st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st6lb(2.87%)
#9
Thanks for this thread,not only have i got some good ways of measuring and storing my milk allowance,but its kind of good to know i'm not the only one who 'wings it' and just guesses-know i shouldnt
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
S: 11st8lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: 0st8lb(4.94%)
#10
I too drink tea a lot in other people's homes as part of my job. On work days I reduce my syn allowance by 5 to accomodate this and at weekends I measure xx
 
#11
As milk weighs almost the same as water - 1gm per ml - hubby always WEIGHS the milk for our cereal each morning! That uses a lot of our allowance, and just the remainder can go into a small bottle each to be used throughout the day, and we can carry it with us if we're going out, cos it's almost impossible to get SKIMMED milk anywhere!
 
#12
I'm like you Roz, it's nigh on impossible to get skimmed milk. If they have it, it always seems to have 'non-milk fat' added to taste creamy. I HATE THE CREAMY TASTE !!!!! That's why I drink SKIMMED milk!! (sorry, bit of a mini-rant there!!!).

Non-SW OH usually gets a Boots meal deal when at work, with a bottle of orange juice. It just so happens to hold 330ml. If I'm going out, I usually take 200ml (in case of spillage, or it going off in the heat of summer, I know that at home is 150ml 'spare'). I carry it EVERYWHERE!!!
 


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