Weighing In {ENDED}

So, I am a Food Channel junkie.

I absolutely love to watch shows on there, mainly because I dream of being able to cook like they do but really have no energy to learn. 😉 By far though, one of my favorite shows is Good Eats with Alton Brown. I absolutely love that he doesn’t believe in one use kitchen gadgets. If it can’t be used for at 2 different things he doesn’t believe it should be in the kitchen because it’s just a waste of space!

Where am I going with this? Well, for a while now I have wanted a kitchen scale. See, I’m trying to lose weight (have joined a gym and everything,) but I realized that really my food intake needed to be reevaluated. When I started working out I cut down on the side dishes I ate with dinner, however, because I still always felt hungry I would double up on the protein portion of the meal. This typically meant eating a whole chicken breast or steak. And when I mean a whole breast/steak I mean just that. The entire thing.

Now, while protein isn’t bad, I wasn’t going to lose weight eating so much of it. I really wanted a kitchen scale but all the ones that seemed affordable only weighed food so I refused to get one. I have such a small kitchen that anything else on the counter just clutters it up.

Eat Smart LogoThankfully I was sent an Eat Smart Pro Precision Food Scale. What’s great about it is that it’s small and compact so it doesn’t take up that much room and in addition to weighing food it will also weigh ingredients! This totally made me psyched because I had seen Alton use his scale to weigh dry ingredients for baking and it justified the scale!

Eat Smart Pro PrecisionI’m weighing everything! I started out just using it for my serving portions of chicken and such, but I’ve now moved on to weighing all my food. I’m kind of a geek and find it really interesting how much in ounces I’m eating at each meal. I’ve also noticed then when my protein is limited to an actual portion size I eat more of the veggies that I try to incorporate.

So the scale retails for around $25. It has a maximum weight of 11lbs (yet I haven’t found anything that I have needed to weigh even close to that.) It displays in ounces/lbs/grams/kgs and also will shut off automatically after 3 minutes saving battery life. But probably the best feature in my eyes is the “Tare” button. This allows you to put the use a plate or container on top of the scale then reset the weight to “0” before putting whatever it is you need weighed. Inside the box you will also find a EatSmart Calorie Factors guide which makes portion control and calorie counting easy.

Since this is the only kitchen scale I have tried it’s hard for me to compare to anything else but when you consider how expensive scales are these was is a good deal in my eyes, plus like I mentioned is small and compact so it won’t take up much room. If you’re in the market for a kitchen definitely check out the Eat Smart Precision Pro.

And that’s not all folks!

The good people at Eat Smart have offered to give away a scale to one of you!

RULES FOR ENTRY (mandatory entry):
Why would you like an Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale?

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GIVEAWAY ENDS OCTOBER 19th

*Disclosure: This review/giveaway was made possible through my involvement with Mom Spark Media. I did receive the product in order to conduct review.*

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  1. I would like this for measuring odd amounts for recipes

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  5. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would use this for portion weights to help with dieting.

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  7. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I’d like it to measure meat portions.

  8. We buy a lot of items in bulk and then freeze in individual/meal serving sizes. The scale would be great in measuring it all out.

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  10. I’ve been calorie counting lately and trying to get a better idea of appropriate portion sizes, lots of portions are listed in oz, so I need a scale!

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  11. Shannon Schulte says:

    I would like one to help me reach my weight loss goals. I’m a bad judge of ozs with meats and pasta.

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  16. I would love to win this to be able to accurately measure ingredients, especially when precision is necessary! (i.e. baking!)
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  17. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    I am so bad with estimating weights. This would make my cooking more accurate.

  18. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I’d like it because my husband is prediabetic and we could use it to watch his diet intakes to help him keep from becoming diabetic.
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  22. Suzanne K says:

    I’d like this kitchen scale to help me better know how much I’m eating – both weight and calorie amounts. And, I’d use it to weigh ingredients to figure out how much I’m spending making things myself (like bread, or laundry soap) to figure out if I’m really saving money.

  23. Tara McNichols says:

    I would use the scale to measure food for recipes.

  24. Christine says:

    to measure meat portions

  25. Autumn B. says:

    i’d like to win b/c i’m trying to really keep control of my portions

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  26. My husband’s in Weight Watchers and this would be a great help to him to weigh his food.

  27. Enizete Lane says:

    good, no more guessing…hope I win

  28. Michelle L says:

    I would like to win so that I know that I am eating a true single serving, which will help with my diet

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  32. Tracey Byram says:

    A scale would my dieting easier because I could weigh my portions of food.

  33. Courtney says:

    I would love this because I am on a diet and this would really help with portion conrtol, calories, etc.

  34. I want to measure my portions of food.

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  37. very handy helper

  38. John Daviduke says:

    I need to portion control better.

  39. I would like an Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale to help me watch my portion size

  40. hminnesota says:

    DH is watching weight, so he I would use to measure his snack portions.

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  42. Linda Alsdorf says:

    This scale would help me lose weight and stay on my diet!

  43. I’d use it to weigh coffee beans!

  44. I would find this product very helpful in portion control in my diet. jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. I am trying to learn to Eat Smart but i need to weigh portions.

  46. I would like the scale when fixing burgers, I can make sure everyone gets the same portion. I usually end up with one much smaller than the rest.

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  50. I’d like this scale because it makes baking so much better when you weigh instead of measure (like the French do)

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  54. Patricia says:

    I would like the scale because it would help me with portion control.

  55. I like to bake and would love to try this scale to get accurate measurements of my ingredients.
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  58. Thomas Frink says:

    I would like to have more control over how much I eat.

  59. Lawrence Mercer says:

    I am on a strict diet and this would help
    me in my daily food intake and help
    me shed those pounds. So make me a loser in pounds and
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  60. It would help me measure amounts for my recipes.

  61. Holly C. says:

    I love nuts, I would use the scale to measure my snacks.

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  66. Daniel M says:

    maybe if i can measure better i can get more recipes to come out right

  67. Billie R says:

    I’m trying to lose weight, and to achieve that I need to be more conscious of portion control. This would help with that greatly! kekagel(at)yahoo.com

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    I would use it to properly measure all that I cook and serve so that I am positive that I and my family are getting the daily recommended intake…[email protected] dotcom

  71. I’m doing Weight Watchers, and this would really help me with portion sizes.

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  75. I’ve been on a liquid diet for 4 months, just going back to food starting next week. I need to be able to accurately measure my food.

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  77. I would like to measure out the portions I eat. Sometimes you think you are dieting but actually eating more than a portion size. This will help keep me on track.

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  82. I would love to have this because I am calorie counting, and it is often necessary to weigh food in order to log it. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  86. susitravl says:

    I’m working on portion control – this would really help!

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  89. Ellen Ring says:

    We’re always trying to watch our portion sizes & this would be great to see what an accurate portion is.

  90. I’ve gained a lot of weight recently so this would really help with my portion control.

  91. I would like it for weighing portions and other small items.

  92. I would like to have one to use for those recipes that I have that list the weight of the ingredients (usually meat).

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  94. Katie R. says:

    I would love to have this scale because I love cooking and baking and this would make it easy to measure all of my ingredients

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  96. Billie Bernal says:

    Like you im also trying to lose weight so i really think this would help me out a lot (chucosbabygirl(at)yahoo(dot)com)

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  101. I would use this for portion weights to help with dieting.

  102. I am trying to eat healthier and this would really help.

  103. I’ve been looking for a scale because my DH and I have been trying to lose weight and our biggest problem is portion size. With this scale, it would make it a lot easier for us to stay on track.

  104. philip halter says:

    to measure my food trying to loose weight

  105. Ed Nemmers says:

    This would be great for portion control!

  106. I would use it to get a better handle on my nutritional intake. Thanks!

  107. I like to keep track of how much I eat to stay fit
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  108. Kayla Perez says:

    I would use this to measure my food intake, I just bought a journal to become healthy and a portion is tracking my food. i would love to do it properly!

  109. I would like to win a Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale because I started my total body transformation 91 days ago (I’ve lost 11 lbs and 19 inches yay me!), and I’ve been counting calories for about a month. I don’t have a kitchen scale, so I guess the meat portion, and I know I’m totally wrong. So I was really excited to see your giveaway. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  114. I would like an Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale because I am frequently ‘challenged’ by portion control, or lack thereof. 😉

  115. Richard T. says:

    I want to weight out my food portions.

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  119. I would like to start monitoring weights and portion control, and this would really help. I am about to hit 30 and I hear the weight is harder to come off after then, so I need to kick it in gear and start living a healthier life now and losing the extra poundage I have for my family.

  120. To be able to measure out and freeze meals for easier use.

  121. Erica C. says:

    This would be great for portion control.

  122. Emma Peel says:

    To weigh things for Larry

  123. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I would use this scale for portion control. Thanks!

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  130. Love to win because my “portion” control is horrible-I end up eating more than I think thanks for the giveaway

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  134. Can measure odd weights easier!

  135. Samantha A says:

    This would be fantastic for measuring recipe parts and for teaching my kids how to track what they eat!

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  140. Diane Baum says:

    I would love this scale for baking

  141. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love this to help me stay on my diet and eat proper portions sizes, thanks!

  142. I would LOVE to win this so that I could have better portion control!

  143. I would love to win this because my current electronic food scale is on its last legs. Weighing my food keeps my portion size in check.

    I adore the Tare function too. Just hit tare and add a new item to your plate and you’re done!

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  145. I would use this for portion weights to help with dieting.
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  146. Harriett Daniel says:

    I need portion control.

  147. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to have this scale to help with weighing portion control.

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  152. I would like to use it to measure portion sizes.
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  153. Derk Thomas says:

    To make hamburgers with more precise measurements then dividing 1 pound into 5 equal patties.

  154. Heather W says:

    I’d like the scale so I can finally start eating correct portion sizes
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  155. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would like one because I want to monitor what I am eating. I want to measure the portion sizes I am eating.

  156. I would like to win this scale because it would help me keep more accurate portion control and it would also be great for when I’m canning and most fresh ingredients amounts are based on weight.
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  160. I’d love it because it would do wonders for my family’s portion control.

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  169. chastidy says:

    I would love to have this to help my hubby with his weigh loss goal 🙂

  170. I would love it to measure out portions and weights for when cooking, baking and eating!

  171. Michelle H. says:

    My husband has lost a great deal of weight, but has a little more to go and this would be great for portion control.

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  178. Marcy Strahan says:

    12 weeks ago I weighed 238 & I am down to 216!
    I would love to own a EatSmart Precision Pro kitchen scale in order to control my protions & lose even more weight faster!
    This would help me to reduce my big blood pressure & reach my goal to a healthy life sooner.
    Right now I just have no clue to the weight of my portions.

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    I would love the Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale since I
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