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You don't use a food scale?

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  • geraldaltmangeraldaltman Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member
    Jassaph wrote: »
    I've been hearing of using digital scale, but i have an analog scale is that okay?

    When I tired of my spring loaded analog scale, I realized just how in-accurate my weights were when I started using a digital especially when, with the one I have I can zero it with push of a button and have choices of unit measures oz, grams, ml, pounds. A digital would not be a waste of your money and most are not expensive.
    edited January 2020
  • kali31337kali31337 Member, Premium Posts: 997 Member Member, Premium Posts: 997 Member
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,980 Member Member Posts: 1,980 Member
    the best 20 bucks I ever spent was buying the food scale. will be weighing for life. it's not a big deal when it becomes routine.
  • DanpDanp Member Posts: 1,561 Member Member Posts: 1,561 Member
    Mom4diet wrote: »
    I've been losing weight without a scale. I use the not so accurate estimations in MFP and eyeball. (E.g I look at my piece of chicken thigh and estimate ounces.)
    Definitely inaccurate, but it doesn't make a difference for me.
    Maybe I'd lose faster and more consistently with a scale, but I ain't have time and energy to obsess.

    You only need to be as accurate and stringent as is required. There's no use making things more difficult or arduous if you're already seeing the results you want.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member
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  • haildodgerhaildodger Member Posts: 181 Member Member Posts: 181 Member
    I can't imagine not using a food scale. It an essential part of my arsenal. I like math and precision.

    @quiksylver296 Love the squat pic. ^^ Nice intensity & good form.
    edited March 2020
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member
  • EvaW1977EvaW1977 Member, Premium Posts: 18 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18 Member
    That's a big difference in size. Wow.
  • moonangel12moonangel12 Member, Premium Posts: 912 Member Member, Premium Posts: 912 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Good time to bump this thread but also wanted to add my first hand experience showing the potential issues with the “per piece” way of logging...

    Thing with bread is that there is the total weight of you loaf on the bag. So you know there is 70cal in 28g of bread. if you loaf is 500g, this will average out over time. No need to stress.
    Some days you will eat more, some less.
    Yes and no. I am sharing this loaf with 2 other people in the family so my consumption wouldn’t be the same as with a lone person eating a loaf and averaging it out.

    Either way, the point was to show how “per piece” can vary drastically and that weighing is going to be more accurate.
  • kimny72kimny72 Member Posts: 15,703 Member Member Posts: 15,703 Member
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 1,590 Member Member Posts: 1,590 Member
    I am responding just out of frustration at this point.

    In the motivation section someone asked about not losing weight and said they eat 1200 calories a day. The usual came up: do you use a food scale? They don’t and then when people suggested that they should as that is the most likely source of their inability to lose weight, they posted that they are leaving and will just work with their specialist.

    What I shall NEVER understand is how you can ask for help and then get upset when the answer is something you don’t want to hear....

    I keep trying to help people though because some people do appreciate it...
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member
    Dogmom1978 wrote: »
    I am responding just out of frustration at this point.

    In the motivation section someone asked about not losing weight and said they eat 1200 calories a day. The usual came up: do you use a food scale? They don’t and then when people suggested that they should as that is the most likely source of their inability to lose weight, they posted that they are leaving and will just work with their specialist.

    What I shall NEVER understand is how you can ask for help and then get upset when the answer is something you don’t want to hear....

    I keep trying to help people though because some people do appreciate it...

    She’s the reason I bumped this post.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,891 Member
  • flabbergastedflabflabbergastedflab Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I using a food scale for the first time, but I not sure how to log it. Example the serving size in grams was 152 but I used 130 grams. Does MFP let me just put in the amount of grams?
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,744 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,744 Member
    If the serving size is 152 g, you'd log 130/152 or .86 of a serving. You'd put in 0.86.

    It's easier with whole foods, where the entries (the better ones) should have 100 g as a serving option. Then, for 130 g, you'd log 1.3 of 100 g (or input 1.3).
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