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    In love with my food scale




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    I recently bought the Oxo digital food scale, oh, about a month ago, and this is something I use every single day. I should say, I use it for practically every meal each day. I've been watching my caloric intake lately, and I've discovered that a good food scale has been an essential part of my daily routine.

    I used to just "eyeball" what a serving size of chicken breast (4 ounces), is by using the "deck of cards" technique, but with the Oxo food scale, I can reliably measure out exactly what the 4 ounces is, or if I'm eating less, what half the portion is. I also use it to measure my ice cream and even how many grams of peanut butter I'm smearing on my toast! Yes, it may sound a little obsessive but I'm really happy with the results.

    I love how you can put the plate you're going to eat off of right on the scale, then "zero" the scale and then weigh the food you're eating right on the plate. Less dishes to wash! You can also pull out the part of the scale that shows you the readings which makes it very practical and easy.

    You can toggle between pounds/kg/ounces/grams. The maximum weight for this scale I have is 11 pounds.

    Also, if you bake a lot and want even more accuracy in your measurements, this scale is wonderful for that too.

    The one I bought actually has a pretty metalic blue color on its surface and looks very sleek and neat on my kitchen counter.

    I got mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It costs $49.95 and I got a nifty 20% off that price. I think it's worth every penny. I sure you, Mr. Food Scale.

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    Very cool! I am curious about chicken as well. Chicken breasts can vary in size like crazy and it is so hard to know how much I am supposed to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Very cool! I am curious about chicken as well. Chicken breasts can vary in size like crazy and it is so hard to know how much I am supposed to eat.
    Well, I can recommend a fabulous food scale for you, my dear!

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    Recently, I bought a loaf of Trader Joe's Rustic Bread--each slice was only 80 calories, or so it says on the package. However that is only if the slice is 31 grams. Interestingly, I weighed a random slice and found it to 45 grams. Other slices varied as well. This added another 15-30 calories to the slice! So you cannot always trust what the calories on the packaging say as some sizes of the food item will vary. Same w/a bag of Russet potatoes, btw, just to name another example.

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    Interesting! Sounds like you love it! I have one I got for weighing puppies, but I guess that doesn't count as food! I guess I'm so used to cooking using the eyeball method after 30 years!


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    Its a big deal if you are watching your calories though. I have a less expensive one made by Taylor. I love it and use it often. I test a lot of recipes so like to have precise measurements. You'd be surprised how little 3 oz of chicken breast is, but if you slice it, it looks like a lot more food than it is. Just one of my tricks.
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    Well, hubby bought me one for Mother's Day, sharper image brand and also seems to work well. Have barely used it so far but it is really neat! Will see how much chicken we really get in our salads now that I will know how much it really is.

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    Re: In love with my food scale




    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Well, hubby bought me one for Mother's Day, sharper image brand and also seems to work well. Have barely used it so far but it is really neat! Will see how much chicken we really get in our salads now that I will know how much it really is.

    Kewl, Jenn! I love my food scale!!! I think i'm a little obsessed with it, and would even take it with me to restaurants if it would only fit in my purse, LOL.
    I even weigh peanut butter now b/c a teaspoon or a tablespoonful can be very subjective. Have fun with yours!

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    I haven't gotten crazy with it yet BUT I do love it! We eat salads every night during the week for our diet and now I can just add ingredients and measure straight to the bowl. And.... I now exactly how much chicken to put in and it is good to know, I wasn't far off from what I was doing on my own so that is good. But now I know exactly how much calories r in what I am eating so I can adjust my intake a little.

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