# Measuring yogurt

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Hi

I have a food scale. When I measure yogurt, i measure it in half a cup, and then weigh it on my scale (i subtract the weight of the cup)

However on the packaging it says that half a cup should be 116 grams. When I weigh it, it is 81 grams... I'm beyond confused and wondering which measure should i use....

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• Posts: 59 Member
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Depends on the size of your cup I guess. I would use a bigger cup and add 116 grams or if you think you've got enough, work out the calorie total for 81 grams.
• Posts: 1,131 Member
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Cups are never a good way to measure. I know lots .. ie everyone does it here, but sorry not a great idea as too much margin for error. Just go by the weight and calculate from there.
• Posts: 9,970 Member
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The measurement you eating is what you should use.

1/2 is around 118 g's
• Posts: 17,525 Member
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I go by ounces- or grams

A cup means nothing because the density of the material changes from substance to substance. Weight is more better than volume measuring.

Go with grams.

Is using a cup better than nothing? yes. yes it is.

but it's the clear loser compared to a scale.
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The only time you should be worrying about cup sizes is if your boobs start dissapearing

Work out how much food you are consuming using your scales and if you can't find the information you require on the packaging , then try the manufacturers website. It's probably in the legislation somewhere that they must have all the information available
• Posts: 3,265 Member
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Maybe it's because I haven't had my coffee yet, but I don't think people are understanding the questions. She measured out 1/2 of a cup of yogurt. The package says that should be a certain number of grams, but the reality is quite a bit different.

This is why you should weigh your food, not measure it. The calories are done by the weight in grams. The measurement estimate is just there as an estimation. Definitely go with the weight.

It usually works out the other way though - a half a cup weighs more than they say. Especially with peanut butter. So sad when I weigh out my PB.
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The weight measurement is more accurate so go by that.
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I put my bowl on the scale, zero it out and start scooping my yogurt until I get to the grams listed for a serving (or whatever size I am eating).

Then I zero it out again and add my fruit and record that in grams as well :bigsmile: I have gotten very quick with it and it fulfills my OCD lol
• Posts: 17,525 Member
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I put my bowl on the scale, zero it out and start scooping my yogurt until I get to the grams listed for a serving (or whatever size I am eating).

Then I zero it out again and add my fruit and record that in grams as well :bigsmile: I have gotten very quick with it and it fulfills my OCD lol

LOL i take my fruit with me separately - but that's how I do mine- I have two same size containers- tare it out- add yogurt- switch containers- add fruit.

mix at work with protein powder- fracking delicious.