Friday Finds: Scales and Stuff

Friday Finds is a section of my blog where I share products I’ve found to be useful.  I am not compensated by, or endorsed by, any of these companies to provide a positive review.

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:

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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.

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.43.23 PMWhat really sold me on this scale were the features:

  • 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.

 

 

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