You may recall that I talked a bit about losing some weight recently and I’ve finally taken the plunge to take care of myself in a big way. Bike rides, eating healthy, and cutting down on the processed food have helped in this process and hopefully continue to do so. Rather than jump on the latest diet trend or counting points like in Weight Watchers, I’ve opted to count calories and see what kind of food & exercise intake I have on My FitnessPal. With an app and online site, journaling is easier than ever (and similar to Facebook, I can follow friends and see their progress).
One of the biggest aspects of MFP, however, is the importance of food measurement. In order to get proper calorie counts, measurements of your food must be accurate. This is where the MIRA food scale comes in.
The glass platform kitchen scalewith large display is thin, light-weight and easily stored if you don’t wish to keep it out on your counter. Using it is simple and measures food in grams, ounces or pounds.
Another great feature is the TARE function which ignores plates and dishes; weighing only the food inside. This makes the digital kitchen scale versatile. I also believe that weighing fruit is important when you have to make your best guess as to whether something is large, medium or small based on ounces.
This scale is perfect for anyone looking to lose weight, especially those utilizing a journaling program or Weight Watchers. It’s also helpful for recipes when you’re looking to add an ingredient based on ounces. Portion sizes are simplified when you know exactly how much to add of what ingredient – particularly meat. With a two year warranty and slim design, this is definitely an upgrade from the traditional “basket” scales where they were bulky and the bowl portion wouldn’t stay centered.
What tips and tricks do you have for staying healthy? Do you ever use a food scale?