I’m not a big counter of calories, not all calories are created equal. (400 calories of chicken, vegetables and brown rice is not the same as 400 calories of chips or cookies). I am a believer of portion control, however, particularly with packaged foods. It’s hard to maintain a healthy weight when you don’t know what an actual serving size looks like.
One of the best tools is a kitchen scale. A digital scale will give you an accurate look at what a portion size should look like. It’s also handy for baking measurements and when following an unfamiliar recipe.
I was lucky enough to be given the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to review in exchange for my opinion. I really do like it , it is so much more accurate and easier to read than my previous manual scale.
You calibrate it simply by putting on a flat surface and turning it on and then choose your measurement unit by pressing the unit button and selecting ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms. I appreciate that the display is large and easy to read. (no more squinting and trying to figure out where the little line is actually pointing)!
Then you can add the next ingredient and get an accurate measurement without doing the math yourself. The Precision Pro is accurate to + – 1 gram. The Precision Pro Scale conveniently comes with batteries and measures up 11 lbs / 5 kg. There are a variety of colors to choose from, it cleans up with a soft, damp cloth and is small enough to sit on your kitchen counter. There is also a booklet that helps you figure out the calorie content of your meal if you choose to do that.
You can purchase EatSmart’s Precision Pro Kitchen Scale for yourself on Amazon.com.
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