Handy ways to measure milk

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by biggysmalls, 29 November 2009.

  1. biggysmalls

    biggysmalls Too big to fail

    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?
  2. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

    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)
  3. paperclip

    paperclip Well-Known Member

    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. Muffindoll

    Muffindoll Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Muffindoll

    Muffindoll Well-Known Member

    Good idea paperclip, I think I'll do this, then my jug is free for other things I need to measure and I can find something smaller to use for the milk!
  6. SandraEly

    SandraEly Well-Known Member

    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,
  7. Laddiesboy

    Laddiesboy I ♥ Slimming World :)

    IMO this is the best way to do it.
  8. biggysmalls

    biggysmalls Too big to fail

    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!
  9. mommyB

    mommyB love it

    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
  10. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

    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. Roz V

    Roz V Well-Known Member

    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. Lonestitcher

    Lonestitcher Well-Known Member

    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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