I have had the Eat Smart Nutrition Scale for several years but never used it until last week. I have to say, it’s a game changer. I don’t know why I ever thought it was too complicated. I can get the carb count for a handful of strawberries as easily as I can weigh out 10 grams worth of wheat crackers.
So this scale has two modes. I use one made to calculate the carbs in a given amount of a food that does not have a label. (Mostly that’s fresh produce.) To do this, you enter the product code and the carbs are displayed. I use the other mode for foods that come with a label. I enter the grams in a serving, then the number of carbs in a serving. Then it gives me the carbs for a given amount of that food.
If I’m creating a meal or something as simple as yogurt with fresh strawberries, I can use the M+ function to add the carbs from each ingredient. I can also put a bowl on the scale first and zero it out for the bowl. This makes is simple to custom-make a 20g carb snack or a 30g carb dinner.
The scales is not inexpensive, but it has certainly been worth the cost for me. I can fine-tune my carbs to meet my 30g per meal and 20g per snack goal without guessing or stressing out or doing the math to calculate the carbs in a serving. I mean, I can start with the serving and work backwards to get to the carb count, or better yet, build the serving size to meet my carb goal.
This is one of my Type 2 hacks!
For the visual among us, here is a YouTube review.