I love gadgets. I especially love gadgets that help me in my journey to live a healthier lifestyle and shed a few pounds. One gadget that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with is my EatSmart kitchen scale.
Before I received this scale at the Fitbloggin’ conference, I was using a silly postal scale and some dented measuring cups and spoons. They served a purpose, but I had no idea what I was missing out on until I pulled this sleek baby out of the box. It was a little scary at first, with all those buttons and what-not, but after I perused the manual, it was easy as pie.
First of all, it comes with a Food Code Booklet that lists 999 codes for non-packaged food items such as meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, nuts, and oils. So all I have to do is plop it on the scale in Normal mode, punch in the code and it tells me everything I need to know to calculate my Weight Watchers POINTS: calories, fat, and fiber content. It also gives me other nutritional values such as carbs, sodium, potassium, and many more. It’s magic, I tell you! You can *almost* toss your measuring cups and spoons into the garbage when you’ve got this baby on your counter.
Second, it has a Calculate mode so you can manually enter grams and the nutritional values straight from the package, and once you weigh it, you’ll get all the information you need for tracking. Why is this so great? Because lots of time the serving size listed on a package is in grams (which is dumb), and you end up having to guesstimate the serving size and calories/fat/fiber content. This scale takes out all the guesswork, and you’re guaranteed to lose 2 pounds the first week you use it. Okay, that’s not really true, but it sounds good!
Want to know my absolute favorite feature? I can cook pasta and *then* measure it using the Food Code Booklet. Do you have any idea how awesome this is? If you’ve ever tried to figure out a serving size of pasta you know that the box tells you the serving size BEFORE cooking (usually 2 ounces). How the heck are you supposed to figure out the serving after it’s cooked unless you cook your serving by itself? You eyeball it, right? Well, with this scale, you can just measure out your plain or whole wheat past after it’s cooked and rest easy knowing you’re getting the right portion! (Am I crazy?!)
If you’re in the market for a great kitchen scale, I highly recommend the EatSmart Nutritional Scale. Not only is it a great product, but it’s manufactured by an awesome family owned small-business. I love that!
If you have an EatSmart Nutritional Scale, let us know what you think in the comments. If you have any questions, fire away!! I’ll do my best to answer them. If you are interested in purchasing an EatSmart Nutritional Scale, you can click the blue button below and be whisked away to our OpenSky shop, where you’ll find quite a bargain compared to Amazon. And you can use the code EXCITE25 to receive 25% off your purchase in our OpenSky shop through August 16th.
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