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Grocery Store Samples?



  • mburgess458mburgess458 Member, Premium Posts: 477 Member Member, Premium Posts: 477 Member
    How is this any different than eating at a non-chain restaurant or at someone else's house? Other than the fact that you're eating very little so guessing probably isn't going to be a problem? If you eat YYY at a restaurant you have to guestimate the calories, right? You aren't going into the kitchen while they are cooking and weighing all of the ingredients. Just do the same thing. Ate a bite sized sample of YYY at the grocery store, just find an entry on MFP that seems relatively close and ballpark what fraction of a serving you ate.

    You can't be accurate, just be reasonable.
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 8,942 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8,942 Member
  • CarvedTonesCarvedTones Member Posts: 2,340 Member Member Posts: 2,340 Member
    The grocery store I shop at most has samples of produce often. Squares of cantaloupes, slices of apples, strawberry slices, etc, speared with toothpicks. They are legit samples; when the fruit isn't ripe the samples are not very good. When they are ripe, I could stand in front of the melons all day. :) But I don't. I buy one and take it home and weigh what I eat at home. But when it's just small samples of produce, I log it as one of the fruits in a small amount that seems reasonable. I rarely try other samples.
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