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Food Scale

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I finally broke down and bought a food scale. I found a nice, but cheap one at Amazon.

By buying the food scale I found that I was pretty much spot on in my eyeballing of serving sizes. I do a lot of cooking so I know what a tablespoon and a teaspoon look like.

What surprised me. Before I had the food scale, I would go buy the label. So if the label said three ounces approximately twelve pieces is a serving. I would dole out twelve pieces. So yesterday I had my Eggplant Fries, Yummy BTW, and I doled out twelve pieces onto my food scale. That actually ended up being 4.5 ounces. And if you have 1.5 ounces here and 1.5 ounces there. That adds up.

**Edited-I found out that what I thought was a serving of Hummus was actually two servings.

I am not going to become overly critical. I am not going to go crazy if it is .17 ounces and I am only suppose to have .16.

I am now a fan of measuring my food. As long as I don't become to restrictive about it I think I will be fine.

Happy Sparking!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUNNIEBUILDER 9/24/2013 12:36PM

    I use to be OBSESSED with measuring out my food 3 years back- which is such an unhealthy obsession in the long run lol. I couldn't even eat out in restaurants/friends houses or have anyone prepare food for me. Now I don't really care how much I have, as long as it's healthy, and I only measure out 2 things - liquids (like coconut milk), and nuts/seeds. :)

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KDRICH24 8/14/2013 5:44PM

    I love the food scale! I love that you can measure a steak for instance and then cut off the fat and measure that at the end of your meal and I don't have to guess! ENJOY emoticon

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PHEBESS 7/11/2013 10:32PM

    Yeah, I've eyeballed and then measured - turns out I usually OVER estimate portions! (You'd think I'd be losing weight, huh?)

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MAMAJAHMAI 7/11/2013 3:34PM

    I am so intrigued!!! You've definitely got me curious Mandie.... I am such a food "eye-baller" lol... I really think a food scale is the way to go.... Smart move babe!! emoticon

PS: Egg plant fries? *drools*.... emoticon

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