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KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (44,612)
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6/12/13 10:54 A

I have a biggest loser food scale that measures in a wide range of weights and it has been amazing! I can tare mine too so that I can put a plate on first and set it to 0 and then add my food

MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (284,264)
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6/12/13 10:13 A

10 sets measuring cups kitchen scale

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
6/12/13 6:20 A

I cut them in rings first and count the rings, you can cut a 1/2" thick or 3/4" cut.

FLAMEGLIMMER SparkPoints: (48,062)
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6/12/13 4:17 A

Yeah, I always weigh stuff like that.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
6/12/13 2:47 A

I always use my scale and weigh them.

You can get a good kitchen scale (that weighs in grams and ounces) for about $20-$25 (Target, Amazon, Walmart, etc.).

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,466)
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6/12/13 2:26 A

You are quite right!! That is one reason why with some of the foods in the SP Data Base, I don't use them because they are rather vague and often with the type of measure you quoted, leaves it open to a huge variation of calories etc. Their eggs got changed to small, medium large etc. from being able to choose weight in grams - I ended up going back to the 'proper' measure, and entering the info into the manually entered part. I had actually weighed some of our eggs in the various 's' 'm' etc. and found our measurements were quite different to the US.

I would like ALL fruit/veges to allow us to choose weights, including grams, not just (sometimes) ounces.



BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
6/12/13 1:32 A

I weigh them by the gram (or ounce). Kitchen scale makes measuring soooo much easier! When it comes to stuff in measuring cups, it's so hard to know how tightly packed it should or shouldn't be - especially when it comes to chunky items.

NOLAFIT Posts: 124
6/11/13 11:52 P

This is probably a really stupid question, but how do you measure fresh pineapple chunks (especially in SP nutritional tracker)? I mean, I can either cut them up in small pieces or large pieces and toss it into a measuring cup, but wouldn't the calorie count be wrong since there is a lot of space between pieces of large fruit vs smaller pieces per cup?

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