Get precise help with portion control in the kitchen! #FraserScale

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Portion control is my nemesis. I battle the bulge by trying to eat close to the suggested serving sizes of all my favorite foods. This isn’t easy for me as my eyes and my tastebuds do not always agree with the recommended serving. As a newly diganosed Type II Diabetic, I need to pay attention. To stay on track, I have a little help in the kitchen. The Fraser digital food scale sits on my counter at the ready, to weigh whatever might be on the menu.

There are a lot of foods that don’t require weighing and that can be measured in cups and spoonfuls. But, there are lots of foods we don’t even think about weighing even though we should. A good example is fruit. Bananas are full of potassium and are a great breakfast side or snack. I’ve always given myself a big pat on the back for choosing a big yellow banana over other options. But, I never considered the size of the banana before! It stands to reason that an extra-large banana would have almost twice the amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber — and nearly twice the number of calories — as an extra-small banana. I can be much more consistent with my fruit serving size by weighing it first.

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The Fraser Scale is an extremely accurate digital scale that can weigh with precise measurements from 0 ounces to 11 lbs. The tempered glass surface is easy to clean and the digital window display is easy to read. With just two buttons necessary to operate the scale, it is easy to use and very uncomplicated. The “Tare” button also serves as the power button when held down for a few seconds.  If you are weighing a food that requires being in a container, simply weigh the container empty first and hit “Tare”. Then you can add your food to the container and have a precise measurement of the food itself without the weight of the container. Whether I’m measuring fruit, veggies, chicken breasts, or fish fillets with the Fraser scale, I know I have a newfound consistency and our diets are healthier.

Using the Fraser Scale to weigh my foods is convenient and hassle free. It is an important step in making necessary dietary changes for me and my family. Keeping this process simple and easy helps me keep the habit. Another bonus: this scale has saved the day several times with science projects and a certain crystal growing kit challenge we undertook.

You can find the Fraser Scale on Amazon.com and it ships free for Amazon Prime members.

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13 Responses

  1. Bismah says:

    This looks so handy to have in the kitchen! I am going to have to get one of these!

  2. My resolution was to start eating healthier and in portions. I failed myself! Great post!

  3. I have a scale and love it! It comes in handy.

  4. That is great! I so need to do this, a great way to stay healthy.

  5. You’re right. It really is all about portion control.

  6. Stephanie says:

    I don’t have a kitchen scale but I need to get one. This one looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That would help me lose weight. I need to step up my gain.

  8. Liz Mays says:

    When watching my portions, this is especially helpful. I like how this one works a lot and the display seems easy to read.

  9. Britney says:

    That is awesome! I just bought a scale and it definitely helps!

  10. Heather says:

    I need this! I’m really trying to work on portion control.

  11. Jeanine says:

    I need to get one of these! I have been meaning to grab one for a while, this looks great!

  12. harriet says:

    Kitchen scales are so nice to have on hand.

  13. I’ve wanted to invest in a good kitchen scale for awhile and this one looks great! Thanks for the review 🙂

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