While guessing and estimating is usually OK for items such as fruit or vegetables, when it comes to measuring out higher calorie ingredients, you need a more accurate method of weighing out your ingredients. The best way of doing this is by investing in a set of digital kitchen scales. They leave little room for error so you’re less likely to end up eating more calories than you accounted for.
Kitchen scales these days do far more than simply weighing your food. With the invention of smart nutritional scales, you can now measure your food accurately plus many of them offer a host of extra options.
Here are some examples of what smart nutrition kitchen scales can do:
The Weight Watchers Pro Points Kitchen scales have a unique recipe builder so you can weigh out each ingredient from your favourite recipes and add up the ProPoints values as you go. There are also over 700 everyday food items pre-stored in its food database. These scales are somewhat pricier than other nutritional scales on sale, but they are the only kitchen scales which calculate ProPoints values.
The Rosemary Conley EnerGi Nutri Scales are designed to help count calories but also to specifically evaluate certain food types and they make the perfect assistant for watching portion sizes and controlling calorie intake.
Nutrition Scales for Calorie conscious cooking are an elegant set of white kitchen scales and come with an attractive glass measuring plate with a range of useful features. As well as accurately weighing your food, it can add and store up to 99 measurements and is able to calculate fat, protein, carbohydrates and cholesterol as well as calories. It is also preloaded with nutrition and energy values for 950 foods and has 50 customisable memory locations.
Nutrition kitchen scales by Mercury are easy-to-use scales and are ideal for those with special dietary needs and for individuals who are conscious about their calorie intake. There is a built in database for 999 commonly used foods and ingredients.
The SAI Super Quality Electronic Digital Portable Nutritional Scale, calculates calories, fat, cholesterol, fibre, protein, sodium and carbohydrates for food and liquids. It can also analyse nutrients from 999 different foods and can save up to 99 entries for daily or weekly tracking.
The Salter 1406 Nutri-Weigh Slim Dietary Computer Scale has a built in dietary computer that calculates the nutritional value of 999 foods and displays all results on screen (calories, salt, protein, fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol and fibre). Advanced features include a memory function which enables the user to total nutritional values, add and weigh and aquatronic weighing for measuring liquids.