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    Do you use a food scale?

    Do you use a food scale?



    Growing up, I remember my mom using her old fashioned food scale for many of her cooking and baking recipes.

    I just ordered one today on Amazon, mainly to weigh out portion sizes of food and to have more control over how much I'm eating.

    Just curious, do any of you use a food scale either for cooking purposes or to control your portion sizes when you eat?

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    I can remember my Mom doing that, too, albeit only briefly... She has always been voluptuous, and back "in the day" she got self-conscious about being a curvy girl. But only for a while... she quickly realized that trying to be Twiggy wasn't ever going to work with her chassis.

    I don't cook with measures very much, and am literally boyishly small, so... eh, I have to say, "No."

    What'd you get?? I'm always up for an electronic gadget...

    I got all fancy-dancy the other day and ordered Pyrex glass bowls to use instead of my mis-matched collection of butter bowls, lunch meat containers, and cottage cheese buckets!
    Now I just need to actually WEED OUT the butter bowl cupboard... right?

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    I was on a diet many many many years ago that EVERYTHING got weighed. It proposed, and it really is true until you do measure out specific portion sizes that you don't realize just how much you are scooping out of a bowl. But with practice I did get very good at "eyeballing" portion sizes and could then weigh it and would be within half an ounce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraciInTexas View Post

    What'd you get?? I'm always up for an electronic gadget...
    I got a pretty simple digital scale that measures in grams, kg, ounces, lbs. It only cost around 12 bucks!

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    Well folks, "you get what you pay for" seems to apply to the food scale I ordered the other day. It arrived yesterday and i was so excited to get to use it...only to discover that the thing was malfunctioned. I couldn't get it to change units, it only stayed on "grams". Kept pushing the button to change units and nuttin'!
    Pretty darn frustrating. So, back in the box it went and it's getting shipped back today. I'm going to stop by Bed, Bath and Beyond after work today to buy one in person. Plus , I have one of those 20% off coupons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Well folks, "you get what you pay for" seems to apply to the food scale I ordered the other day. It arrived yesterday and i was so excited to get to use it...only to discover that the thing was malfunctioned. I couldn't get it to change units, it only stayed on "grams". Kept pushing the button to change units and nuttin'!
    Pretty darn frustrating. So, back in the box it went and it's getting shipped back today. I'm going to stop by Bed, Bath and Beyond after work today to buy one in person. Plus , I have one of those 20% off coupons.
    Ahhh, phooey! How disappointing.
    But, hey! You have a 20% off which may get you an even better scale! Like one that might work?? LOL!
    Happy hunting...

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    Frustrating! I don't have one either but am curious sometimes with my dieting as to things such as chicken breast, how much it is.

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    I have a small one , think I got it from Wal sizzle when Dolly had pups. you can adjust by turning the bottom to zero out your bowl. I use it everyday for the raw dog food but have never used it for my meals. I think I shall start:embarrassed:

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    You guys, I ended up buying a food scale on Friday night and LOVE it! I now know how many calories that 1/4 of a banana I eat in the a.m. w/my oatmeal has! and what exactly is 60grams of chicken breast anyways??

    I will post a review of it in the Product Review section very soon.

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    I love my kitchen scale. I am also - uh - voluptuous. I use it to weigh everything. The only gadget I like better is the digital internal meat thermometer. Mine are both made by Taylor. I am pretty religious on portion size, especially for meat. To serve, I just slice stuff, like chicken breast, thinly and it looks like more food than it is!
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