Are you one of the many people who are dreading the holidays because you don’t want to gain weight? I know I am trying not to think of the turkey that is going to go to my thighs, the pie that will stick to my booty, and the fixin’s that are going to weigh me down, but luckily I found this amazing, portable, handy food scale made by Perfect Portions.
Now the Perfect Portions food scale isn’t just for people who want to lose weight, it’s amazing for those who need to track daily values, sugars, fat grams for dietary needs, athletes who measure every gram of what’s going into their bodies, and even people like me who, in order to lose weight, need to count calories otherwise I just go overboard without even thinking about it.
First make sure you pull the plastic tab out of the battery compartment and turn on using the on/off button on the side of the scale. (I don’t know anyone who would over look this important detail ((me)), but in order to use the scale these two important steps must be followed.
After using your common sense…MommyB…you can either weigh your container or plate if using one (be sure to zero the scale out when the container is on the scale) or you have the option of placing your food item directly on the scale. *Note, if you’re having pasta or spaghetti sauce you may want to use a plate, just a thought. Then using the amazingly detailed Nutrition Scale, Food Code Book find the 4-digit code. Then, something magical happens….each of the spaces on the Nutrition Facts box are filled in. How cool is that? I tried a banana, check out my findings:
My favorite features on the Perfect Portions Scale is that it’s compact enough not to take up too much of my precious counter space, but large enough to hold my plates and any food I would want. I also love that the Nutrition Scale, Food Code Book has a kazillion (okay I’m exaggerating, but only a little,) food codes. I especially appreciate holiday favorites like: Eggnogg (0433), Roasted Turkey Breast w/ skin (0478), and even a little my favorite, Pumpkin Pie (1569).
Unfortunately, what the Nutrition Scale, Food Code Book doesn’t have is whipped cream to top off the Pumpkin Pie, and of course one of my Thanksgiving favorites, Cranberry Sauce. But guess what? This amazing product (no lie) has a solution for that too!
With Perfect Portions Scale there are three settings, I mentioned Normal, where you place the food and put in the code from the book, but you can also use the Program code to enter and store up to 99 new foods, that’s a pretty high number. Also there is a Total mode which allows you to see your daily totals and figure out what you need to satisfy your daily values. Pretty handy if you ask me, especially since I used Weight Watchers to get my baby weight off after Miss A, I really could have used this scale it would have saved me a lot of trouble and I look forward to continuing use so I can hopefully, slowly, drop some of my current baby weight.
Perfect Portions Scale comes in several cute colors, the blue is my favorite but just doesn’t match my kitchen, but there’s also red, black, white, and I got the silver to try out for my review. You can find Perfect Portions and more details at their website: http://www.perfectportionsscale.com/ or also at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, and in select Best Buy stores. At $49.99 (in most retail stores) it’s a great purchase for the holidays and in my opinion worth every cent. I did notice doing some research that stores are starting to sell out, so be sure to get yours while they are still available!
Perfect Portions is also giving one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a chance to win their very own Perfect Portions Scale in their favorite color.
Here’s how to win:
Using the ENTRY FORM directly below this post (NOT the comment form), submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the entry/entries you are submitting all at the same time. There is no need to fill out separate entry forms for each item you complete. *Please note the Mandatory Entry MUST be typed into the form BEFORE you can qualify for additional entries.
Giveaway ends November 29th @12:00 am. The winners will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.