Starting the New Year with a weight loss resolution? Learning about how much to eat can be as important as learning what types of foods to eat, but can be one of the more challenge parts of dieting since it’s just human nature to underestimate (or ignore) how much we’re consuming.
The hubby and I are are starting the New Year with a super helpful tool to aid us on our weight loss journey: the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale. While we’re on Nutrisystem, we’re using it to measure our grocery add-ins of Power Fuels, Smart Carbs and Extras and will rely on it even more when we transition from the portion-controlled Nutrisystem meals and start cooking on our own again!
I’d never used a kitchen scale before but we’re already finding it really helpful in getting through the holiday eating season without doing too much damage. I mean do YOU actually know how much 2 oz of Fruitcake is? We didn’t either but the hubby and I received some from fruitcake my mom made from my Nana’s special recipe, and we definitely wanted some but didn’t want to stray too far off track from the diet. I Googled to see how many calories were in Fruitcake and came up with about 200 calories for 2 oz. I checked my meal planner and decided to have a slice instead of a Nutrisystem Dessert that day. The EatSmart Kitchen Scale helped me to make an informed choice about what to eat without feeling deprived OR going overboard.
I was pretty close with my guess when I cut a slice, which is another thing I’m loving about the scale. It helps to train you to visualize proper portions. That’s helpful at restaurants, parties or any food situations away from home! We’re still in training though and relying heavily on the scale to stay on track.
It’s super easy to use and had about zero learning curve. Here’s a quick example using grilled chicken breast. Nutrisystem allows 2 oz of chicken breast as a Power Fuel to supplement our pre-packaged meals during the day. We’d just been guessing, but now we follow these easy steps:
1)Put an empty container, plate or bowl on the scale. See how it weighs 1.4 oz? You just press the button and the “Tare” feature subtracts the weight of the container automatically.
2)Now you’re ready to measure the weight of what you’ll be eating. You can use the button on the left to measure in Grams/Kilograms/Ounces/Pounds
3)Weigh the food! I was a little under this time when guessing as I cut a piece, but still pretty close. To get ready for the week and save time, I like to grill a bunch and measure it into individual portions so we can just grab and go when we need it!
The scale’s platform is stainless steel so it’s easy to clean, and is large enough for a big mixing bowl if you’re into baking. It can weigh up to 15 pounds at once and displays weight to the closest 1 gram or .05 oz. You also get a free Calorie Guide with the manual, and batteries are included (I know it’s silly but I always get really happy when that happens)!
You can purchase the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale at Amazon. It’s on sale right now for $39.95 ($59.95 reg) with free shipping!
Also be sure to check out our recent review of the EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale. We’re using it for our weekly weigh-ins to track our progress. It’s super accurate and looks great, too!
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