If there is one thing I certainly won’t be doing around here very often, it’s recommending a product. The reason for that is pretty simple… most diet and fitness products are complete and utter crap, and I just happen to be one of those weird people that would prefer to give you really good info rather than steal your money. I’m insane, I know.
So, on the rare occasion that I actually go out of my way to recommend something, you should know that I’m doing it because — brace yourselves — the product is actually useful. Welcome to one of those times.
I’m just going to come out and say it. You should own a digital food scale. It is, in my opinion, the most useful “diet product” in existence. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain weight or just eat healthier, this should be the first (and perhaps only) product you ever spend your money on.
Why, you ask? I can answer that in one sentence. A digital food scale just makes the life of a person who gives a crap about what they are putting into their body so much easier. How’s that for a selling point? And, when used in conjunction with a Calorie Counter, your days of having any diet problems of any kind are officially over.
See, if a Calorie Counter was Batman… a digital food scale would be Robin. Let me explain.
If you’ve played around with a Calorie Counter’s nutritional search engine before, you probably noticed that it allows you to search for a food and then view its full nutritional information (calories, fat, protein, carbs, etc.) instantly and for free. What you may have also noticed is that you have the ability to enter in any serving size you want for a food, at which point all of the nutritional information shown for that food will automatically adjust itself according to the specific serving size you entered.
Yup, it’s like magic.
So, how exactly does a digital food scale play into all of this? Simple. It eliminates all of the guessing and estimating and makes accurately keeping track of your diet really, really easy. Now all you need to do is just:
- Turn the food scale on.
- Put your food on it.
- Read the weight.
Hard work, ain’t it? And then after that just:
- Come to a Calorie Counter.
- Search for your food.
- Select grams or ounces (depends which one your scale uses) from the drop-down menu.
- Enter in the weight of your food as the serving size.
The digital food scale gives you your EXACT serving size which you then enter in right here on a Calorie Counter. You will then be instantly shown the EXACT nutrition facts for your specific serving of food. Did I say the word EXACT enough? Just in case I didn’t… exact, exact, exact.
Let’s see, what else might you want to know? Oh, digital food scales are small and cheap. The one I personally use and fully recommend (Salter 2001 5-Pound Microtronic Kitchen Scale) costs $29.99 and is about 1-2 inches thick, and a little bit wider than a DVD. I’ve used it daily for almost 2 years with no problems whatsoever, and only needed to change the battery twice.
That pretty much does it. So yeah, go get one already.