The best food scale

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ur45noway

Joined: Feb 08
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Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 10:59
I am not sure how much meat I am eating in terms of ounces, so I want to buy a food scale. Which brands/models do you suggest or have you usedQuestion
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
- La Rochefoucauld
Welchmom2

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 11:10
I tried the scale, but found using my inside palm as judgement took less time, and now I can tell how much by just looking. They say you should eat a portion that is about the size of your palm. Hope this helps! Good luck.
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evelyn64

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 11:11
I have a Salton model #2001 digital scale and love it! I have had it for 6 or 7 years and haven't had any issues with it. It has a max capacity of 5 lbs, is compact yet has a large readout and weighing surface which accommodates all of my plates and bowls, etc. It also lets you switch from metric to imperial (grams to ounces) with a touch of a button. You can also tare, or zero, the scale at the touch of a button, too. It wasn't overly expensive, either. I seem to remember it was around $30 in Canada at the time.

Whatever you decide to get, I recommend the digital scales that have easy controls and where you can switch between grams and ounces without turning the scale over (I had a Weight Watchers scale like that before... so frustrating to have to turn it over and get a pen to push the tiny reset button on the bottom to switch which is why I "HAD" one... hehehehe).

I use mine pretty much every day so they are a very good investment.

P.S. I don't just use it for weight loss purposes either. Many recipes call for a certain weight of an ingredient. I even use it to measure the weight of letters so I know if it needs extra postage! You can "eyeball" things but this way I know for sure. Too often we tend to over-estimate or under-estimate and over time it can add up to big difference. I leave the eyeball method for when I am away from home. And since I have such an accurate vision fresh in my mind of what 4 oz really is, for instance, I am confident when I have eat at restaurants or other people's homes that I am eating the right amount.

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ur45noway

Joined: Feb 08
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Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 11:31
Thanks, I need a scale until I am good at eyeballing, I have little hands so I get cheated sometimes I wear I size 6 shoe. So there is a little girl inside trying to get out.

BTW - nice photo, God usually makes overweight people very pretty as compensation Laughing
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
- La Rochefoucauld
ur45noway

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Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 11:32
or handsome Laughing
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
- La Rochefoucauld
ur45noway

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Posted: 04 Mar 2008, 11:54
I ended up buying a chefmates stainless steel digital scale at Target. 11 lb capacity. Thanks to those responded.
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
- La Rochefoucauld
JanL

Joined: Oct 06
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Posted: 05 Mar 2008, 07:48
I have a cheap mechanical scale and it works great. Of course, you have to re-adjust the zero manually when you change surfaces or after repeated weighings, but I've had it for 5 years, moved cities twice in that time, and it is still very accurate (I always weigh the closed packet of pasta, etc., to make sure it is accurate). Can't beat that, for a $9 price.
john_t_nyc

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Posted: 14 Jul 2009, 14:24
I have an EatSmart Pro which I couldnt live without. Bought it at Amazon for $25 and it was the best investment I have made. It came with a "Calorie Factors" book that allowed me to quickly calculate calories in most whole foods that I placed on the scale. Made me a whole lot more accountable real quick.

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gurinder

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 15 Feb 2010, 10:54
I have AMW ONYX . it is the best scale. here are some good scales available at low price..
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