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Buy A Digital Scale To Help You With Food Tracking!


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I used to hate tracking, I thought tracking the food I eat makes me obsessed with food and makes me end up eating more, but buying a digital scale helped me A LOT. Now I am obsessed to track everything I eat.
I discovered 1200 calories a day is a lot if you eat healthy, I find myself in the evening thinking what more should I eat to reach the minimum of 1200 cal/day... so buy a scale, search the food or look on the labels to see the calories and enjoy!

- Submitted by TIA_DALMA 6/25/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 7 Comments
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LARRYHARWOOD 7/2/2011 10:40:00 AM

    +1 I did the same thing and since I've got my scale, I haven't been hungry all day! I eat perfect portions and drink, drink, drink!
TIA_DALMA 7/1/2011 3:59:00 PM

    I bought a scale from Ikea (I don't know if there are those kind of stores in US, I am from Europe), it was about 25 $. And, yes I do weight everything I eat, unless it is written on the package.
MARYELLEN301 6/28/2011 8:37:00 PM

    I LOVE my digital scale. It's made a huge difference in my tracking. And who would have guessed, but I LOVE tracking in grams! You can be so precise in your measurements. I got mine at BB&B for about $20.00. You can switch from ounces to grams and zero out to add another ingredient. I use a Corell dish and usually line it with a coffee filter to measure so cleanup is a snap. Even now at goal weight, I still weigh and measure.
GOALIEGRANDMA3 6/28/2011 4:37:00 PM

    I have been thinking of this. I need one and have it on my wish list. Any suggestions for the best ( or even good) kind to buy? emoticon
HANNA_CAT 6/25/2011 12:12:00 PM

    What kind of scale do you use?
Do you weigh everything you eat?
ANNIEW-C 6/25/2011 10:10:00 AM

    I was....just yesterday....thinking of buying a scale. And, here today, you are talking about having done it! Must be "a sign" (I am smiling). I am going to get a scale. That way, no guessing, and after a bit we will really actually be able to "eyeball" a certain amount and automatically know if it is the correct amount, without needing to weigh!!! Thanks for your idea!!!
TODAYIWILL02 6/25/2011 8:01:00 AM

    I experienced the same situation: people thought I was exaggerating when I bought my scale, but it really does make a difference! Most of us don't even realise our portions are out of the normal caloric range.

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