During the first two weeks I measured, weighed and counted everything that I could so that I could learn what the proper amount would be. Now, I am eyeing it and if it looks a little big like it did with my serving of rice at dinner tonight. Then, I pull out my measuring cups or scale and go to it. It use to be such a chore. It use to be such a bother. Now, I want this change so bad that I don't care how much time it takes to do it right and I don't care if someone sees me do it. It is all for me anyways. Why should I care what my family and friends thinks. They already know that I am loco in la cabeza.
There is no need to buy any fancy equipment you just have to use what you have around you. I once measured 8 oz in a glass of milk and saw that it did not reach the rim so I looked at my hand and noticed that if I place my pointer finger and put it into the glass to the second digit that it measures 8oz exactly, but now I know the amount and measure it accurately more times than none. Yes, I am crazy. I do check myself for accuracy. It must be the science teacher in me.
It takes the average student 38 interactions with content to learn something new and understand it well. This is going to take practice and it will take checking again and again to see if you got those reasonable amounts. In the end the results that you will have are so worth it!