Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide - Eat Smart

I must admit I have been somewhat over weight since the birth of my second child back in 2008.  Getting pregnant again seven month after having him didnt help the situation either.  I thought after 2010 when I had my third son that I would get back in shape,  but WRONG!  Here it is going on 2012 and I am still overweight!  I recently was given the opportunity to do review a review for EatSmart,  which inspired me to start trying to loose some weight.

I had never really gone an actual diet before,  but there is always a first for everything,  right?  I knew it would be hard because I love my food...especially my junk food , but I also knew that I would look and feel alot better about myself,  so diet time it was!  Because I have never really dieted I'm pretty much clueless at to how many calories I should be consuming and what partcilar foods I should be eating.  All I know is to watch my calories and not eat junk food such as potato chips, icecream,  pizza,  and all that good stuff!  Oh and how could I forget the subject of SODA!  Let's just say I have been addicted to sofa since I was just a young girl,  so switching to more water I knew would be a huge struggle for me!

So,  for this diet I figured I would focus mainly on my calories.  I visited a site and inputed my information such as height, weight, gender, and was given the results of 1,650 daily calories,  so I went with it.  Now that I had an idea of how many calories I should be consuming on a daily basis I went to my local grocery store to pick up some food.  I purchased veggies such as mini carrots and broccoli,  fruits such as bananas,  apples,  and grapes,  diet food such as Lean Cuisines and Smart Ones.  I noticed that the Smart Ones go by a point count but for this diet I wasnt going to mess with it,  just strictly count my calories. 

This is where my EatSmart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale comes in so handy!  This kitchen scale is multifucntional and can hold up to 11 pounds.  I love that it offers four different settings: grams,  ounces,  pounds and killograms.  I simply hit tare,  place my glass bowl on the scale,  then zero it out(tare),  and weigh up my food.  By doing this it allows you to get precise information every step of the way.  Within the past two weeks I have weighed everything from Chicken to Pasta and just about anything else you can think of.  It's very accurate and allows me to know just how much my food weighs,  so I can look up the colorie content online and also know exactly how much of a portion I should be consuming.

Here are some other things you should know about the EatSmart Pro Kitchen Scale:
  • It is small and lightweight.
  •  Extremely affordable
  • Runs on 3 AAA Batteries(Included)
  • It's Sleek style looks great on top of any countertop.
  • Comes in several different colors including: Red,  White,  Silver,  Black Chrome,  and White Chrome.
  • Includes FREE EatSmart Calorie Factors Guide.
  • Contains a 3 minute auto shut off feature.
BUY IT:  You can purchase a EatSmart Pro Kitchen Scale on for only $25.00. 

LEARN MORE:  Visit the EatSmart website,  or check them out on Amazon.Com.

*Disclaimer - EatSmart provided me with the item mentioned above,  free of charge,  for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my opinion of their products.*