I just thought this was funny, and wondered how many people fall to similar approaches when trying to reach their goals ("I'm dieting but can't seem to lose weight!")
My younger brother is currently getting ready for his 1st contest. He dropped by yesterday to hit the gym with me, go over some posing and dieting approaches, and just basically hang out. As I always have clean food on hand (start my own prep in a few weeks), I cooked up a some tilapia for him, and then he said he'd just grab "2 Tbsps of Peanut Butter" after for some extra cals and fat.
I was pretty engrossed in watching a Star Trek Movie marathon, but happened to look up as he walked into my living room with a giant wad of Peanut Butter on a plate and a spoon. "How much are you supposed to eat?" I asked. "Two Tablespoons" he replied. I started laughing and explained to him that a tablespoon in actual 'cooking measurements' wasn't what a typical person might think.
I grabbed his plate and had him follow me into the kitchen where we took out the digital scale, weighed a small tuperware on it, and then started scooping small amounts of peanut butter into the tupperware until we had a TRUE 2 Tbsp amount of PB on it. It was probably 1/3 of what he had on his plate. The look on his face was priceless. I could see the tears in his eyes -lol.
I opened a drawer and handed him a baby spoon and told him to enjoy himself. Then I set about eating the rest of the Peanut Butter on the plate myself (I'm not dieting yet -lol).
How accurate are you guys with your diet. I know that personally, I leave nothing to chance.