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brettmartin
07-14-2009, 07:11 PM
Should it be a regular measuring cup, electric weigher, etc.? What tool works the best to record your foods? Thanks.

Big Jay
07-14-2009, 07:48 PM
i use some electric scales.
Find them handy cause i'm terrible at guessin the weight of something and want to know I'm eating enough e.g. 100 grams of chicken instead of 60 grams.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-14-2009, 08:20 PM
I just have a digital food scale.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=electronic+scale&x=0&y=0

Mine converts grams to ounces and vice versa. Pretty handy cuz I'm lazy.

Yamar
07-15-2009, 05:04 AM
i use some electric scales.
Find them handy cause i'm terrible at guessin the weight of something and want to know I'm eating enough e.g. 100 grams of chicken instead of 60 grams.

Where did you purchase?

Unreal
07-15-2009, 07:29 AM
Walmart.

Depends on what it is. Liquids I use measuring cups. Solids I use the scale.

Big Jay
07-15-2009, 09:17 AM
Where did you purchase?
Just a local supermarket.
As the guys said, you can get them in Walmart, online etc and they aren't that expensive.

brettmartin
07-15-2009, 07:24 PM
Can someone link me to a scale that would be a really good one to use? Sorry, it's just that there are so many with so many options on it I want to get the best one for using FitDay.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-15-2009, 07:49 PM
Can someone link me to a scale that would be a really good one to use? Sorry, it's just that there are so many with so many options on it I want to get the best one for using FitDay.
They're all roughly the same. They all have grams/ounces converters. Just pick one that looks good in your kitchen or something.

malkore
07-16-2009, 09:35 AM
go to bed, bath and beyond. they have several good $30-$50 digital scales.

Some food you weigh. Some food you go by volume (namely liquids, sauces).

get one that does grams, ounces, pounds, and has a Zero button (so you can put a plate on the scale, zero it out, then put the food on there....it sucks to constantly wash a scale when you weigh raw meat on it)

brettmartin
07-19-2009, 09:14 AM
What about this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Primo-Digital-Multifunctional-Chrome/dp/B0007GAWRS/

Unreal
07-19-2009, 11:01 AM
Looks fine. Seriously a scale is a scale. Drive to any walmarts, target, kmart, walgreens, cvs, grocery store, and just buy one.

brettmartin
07-19-2009, 11:51 AM
Ok I went out to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought the Salter one: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13970270

Question, it comes in many options...should I use pretty much everything and put it on FitDay in ounces, grams, or kg?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-19-2009, 01:46 PM
Do whatever you're comfortable with. You're overthinking this. I usually use ounces or grams, depending on what it is.

malkore
07-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Ok I went out to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought the Salter one: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13970270

Question, it comes in many options...should I use pretty much everything and put it on FitDay in ounces, grams, or kg?

this is the one I have. I use it for lots of things.

If it should be weighed, weigh it - usually in ounces.

If it should be done by volume...use measuring cups/spoons.