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Food Scales - Yes or No

Posted by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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I recently invested in a food scale, and let me tell you that it's been the best purchase I've made in a long time. I found it to be incredibly educational. For the longest time I just guessed about how much was a serving size of my favorite (and often calorie laden) foods. You'd be surprised how much a portion of rice or 5oz of steak really looks like.

The food scale has been essential in helping me stay on my current weight loss program. Not only that I now know what a healthy portion looks like and can often eye ball it when I'm out a restaurant and my food scale (obviously) is not available.

And don't think that you have to be on a diet to get full use out of this gadget. It's also an important tool for family members who might have food restrictive diets - like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.  It takes the guessing game out of mealtime.

Moms, do you have a food scale, and if so how has it helped you?

by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 27, 2013 at 6:12 AM

No, I don't have a food scale.

Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:57 AM
I don't have one
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by Tracy on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:07 AM

nope

batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:11 AM
I don't have one
balagan_imma
by Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:48 AM

We have 2. A small one specifically for coffee beans. The other is my baby. I bake bread and weigh the ingredients instead of measuring. It's far more accurate.

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM

I do not, never saw the need for one actually.

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Nope

sukainah
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:03 AM

I don't have one, but it would come in handy sometimes.

rhiannonaisling
by Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Yes. Love it

la_bella_vita
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

 No, I don't have one

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