Importance of a Food Scale
Monday, January 24, 2011
Okay, so I learned something by accident today-probably something everyone else already knew. Last night, I wanted some cracker crisps that I got from Aldi. It had the nutrition information on it, but for serving size, it had 1 oz (28g). I had no idea had many to eat, so I thought "I need a food scale". I bought one home today. Since then, I have been weighing everything by weight. If something had 1 cup for the serving size and had the grams beside of it, I weighed it on my food scale. Big difference in some things! I guess companies want to make it seem like they have nutritional products and tweak that cup measurement to their favor or something. I thought I had been doing good by measuring everything out (even if it was by volume). Boy, was I wrong. I'll measure everything I eat by weight now. A little extra here and there could add a lot to the calories, fat, etc.