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Diet Food Scales

Starting on a weight-loss plan or looking to make healthy meal preparation a simpler task? Diet food scales are frequently recommended by dietitians and doctors to people who want to increase their control over their diet and reap the health benefits of eating well. Walgreens has a selection of high quality diet food scales available to help you achieve your health and wellness goals and make portion control an easy task.

Should I Weigh My Food?

Whether you're trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, finding ways to control your portion size is of the utmost importance. Many people have a difficult time judging portion size based on size alone. Using a diet food scale in the kitchen can help you perfectly portion your meals. Nutritional information for processed foods and ingredients in recipes are typically measured in ounces or grams. When you place food items onto a scale, you can ensure that you're eating just the recommended serving size of the foods that you want to enjoy. This will help you to better track calorie consumption and avoid overeating.

Are Digital Food Scales Accurate?

The majority of the diet food scales on the market today are digital scales. This means that they feature a digital display that tells you precisely how much the food that you've placed on top weighs. Electronic digital scales are often preferable to manual scales because they provide more accurate measurements and are very easy to read. In addition, digital scales are usually easier to calibrate and to maintain than manual scales.

How to Choose a Food Scale

As you begin to compare the digital scales on the market today, you'll find that models vary in terms of their maximum weight rating. This tells you the heaviest weight that the scale is capable of measuring. If you'll only be weighing ingredients, a lower weight rating may be sufficient; however, if you will possibly be weighing heavier foods, such as large portions of meat that you want to divide into smaller servings, a scale with a higher rating may be necessary. Some scales only provide readings in pounds and ounces, while others can also display weight ratings in grams and kilograms for versatility.

Comparing Food Scales

There are some other features of diet food scales that you'll want to consider as you compare models. Some digital scales have enhanced features. For example, they may also provide the number of calories and the breakdown of nutrients in food as well as their weight ratings. If you plan to keep your diet food scale displayed on the counter all day long, its appearance may be important to you. Digital food scales come in a variety of colors to complement your decor and suit your taste. Scales also differ in size, so you'll need to select a model that will fit easily onto your counter top or wherever else you may choose to store it. The weighing surface of the scale may be made out of glass, metal or plastic, which can affect how it must be cleaned as well as its appearance.