A good kitchen scale is an absolute must for home cooking. Mine is actually a postal scale I got through Amazon for a reasonable price.
(It's evidently still available there: www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-7001-Shipping-Acce
It measures in grams, ounces, pounds, and kg, and has a tare feature. I think the range is up to something like 15 pounds... some outrageous number, anyway. More than most of my food weighs, in any case! It comes with several accessories that make it especially useful, too.
I also use the "subtraction method" when weighing irregular portions. I put a container on the scale, tare it, put the food on it, and it gives me the weight of just the added food, sans container.
I'm bad about eyeballing recipes, too... but I do my best. The amount of variance won't be so great that it will derail you from your daily totals, even if it's not exact. As another poster mentioned, if you again use your scale to measure the portion you've chosen for a particular meal and enter that weight value into your Tracker, it will calculate for you.
Hope you can budget out a nice scale. I'd never get along without mine!
Edited by: EXOTEC at: 10/17/2013 (11:47)
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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