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When I first started rethinking the way I ate, one thing took me by surprise: I never look at the nutrition facts label. I know how it sounds, but it’s the truth. It’s just not something that ever occurred to me.
The best guide I’ve found regarding how to read a nutrition label is from Scripps Health:
However, more surprising than that, was the fact that I’d never really thought about what a standard portion size was. I literally just ate whatever I wanted whenever I was hungry. I’ve eaten whole boxes of macaroni and cheese, bags of popcorn, and tons of spaghetti without a second thought. When I started paying attention to labels and serving sizes, I was surprised at how much I was overeating.
If you’re serious about getting healthy, I highly recommend getting a scale. And no, I don’t mean a bathroom scale – I’m talking about a food scale! I researched a lot of scales on Amazon before purchasing the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale.
- Different measuring options: ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms
- Small and compact (doesn’t take up a ton of space on my counter)
- Comes with batteries and is easy to read
- Also has a feature that allows you to eliminate the weight of a plate or bowl
I use it everyday and have no complaints. That last feature is a real life-saver, and I haven’t had to change the batteries since I bought it a few months ago. It’s $19.95 and is available on Amazon.com.