Some people may find it strange or odd...but I weight and measure just about all of my food. I don't do it to diet, I actually do it to make sure I am getting enough of everything I need on a daily basis. Unlike a lot of people, I tend to underestimate portions. I love using a kitchen scale because that way I know I am getting the amount I need or want!
I have been using a food scale for over three years now and really do love it. At first it was a bit of a hassle, but now it is just how I eat.
The scale I had was acting up so I was in search of a new one. I have a bathroom scale from Eat Smart which I love, so I looked into their kitchen scales.
I was very excited when the company agreed to send me one in exchange for a review! Batteries are included and you also get a Calorie Factor Guidebook.
This scale is very easy to use. Weighing and measuring your food can be a bit complicated at times, so you don't want to make it harder on yourself with a complex scale.
Turn it on and off with the touch of a button.
Use that same button to tare or "zero" the scale.
This scale measures in grams, ounces, pounds, and kilograms. It has a max weight of 11 lbs / 5 kg. I have never needed to weight anything heavier than that!
Of course you will use the unit button to change between measurements. I mostly stick to using grams and ounces, but it is good to have the other options.
While I don't always weight my fruit and veggies, you can see how easy it is to do.
Make sure scale is zeroed, place apple on, and then you can record it if you track your food. I love using MyFitnessPal! It is a great food diary app that you can use on your phone. You can also use the website on your computer.
I especially love this scale for weighing my snacks! I don't want to be shorted on my favorite pretzels!
Each serving of pretzels is 30 grams. Just place the bowl on the scale, hit the tare button, and start weighing your snack. I wanted to two servings, so stopped when I got to 60.
If you do struggle with portion control, this is a great tool for you. If you are anything like my wonderful husband, you can easily eat five or six servings of peanuts in an single sitting!
That is all you get for one serving of peanuts! My husband was shocked, and a little sad, when he realized how small one portion was. That doesn't stop him from occasionaly eating five or six servings...he just makes sure to keep track of it now.
One of my favorite things to do with my new scale is make homemade trail mix! It is great because I can just add all the good stuff! Notice how I left out the raisins...
I love making single servings of trail mix to toss in my lunch box. This way I know exactly what is in each portion so I can properly track it. Plus, homemade trail mix is much cheaper than the store bought kind.
Even if you don't weight your food, you will love this scale for baking!!
One bowl, one spoon, and one scale! Just tare the scale after each ingredient. You know you are getting exactly the right amount of everything.
This scale is way more accurate than any measuring cups or spoons. Say goodbye to all of these!
You can also say goodbye to washing all those cups and spoons :)
So whether you want to weigh all your food, just use it on certain snacks for portion control, or be more accurate with baking, this scale will certainly serve you well!
I am very pleased with it!
You can order this scale on Amazon. They come in five different colors so you can even match it to the rest of your kitchen appliances.
Check out the Eat Smart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale while you are there! I have tried a lot of different scales and it is hands down the most accurate one I have used. You even save a little if you buy them together :)
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