My digital food scale is the most important piece of kitchen equipment I own.
If whatever I'm about to put in my mouth isn't prepackaged or premeasured, it goes on the scale. I must use it a half-dozen times every day.
So this morning, it was a little distressing when it was time to measure my 8 oz of plain Chobani, I turn on the scale and saw the battery light flashing instead of 0.0
I may have even yelped in distress. Thankfully no one else was around.
How was I going to eat breakfast? Of course that was my main concern.
See, even after nearly a year of WWing - and 16 months 2002-2003 - I'm still not good at guesstimating portion sizes nor do I like to. Either my eyes are bigger than the scale and it's too much, or I give myself too little. Neither is conducive to efficient weight loss: Consistently eat too much, don't lose as much. Consistently eat too little, don't lose as much.
I don't want to guess, I want to be right on and enjoy in peace. Must be my Type A showing. Maybe that's why I feel so uneasy eating out: I don't know exactly how much I'm eating of X, Y or Z.
But this morning I remembered I had an old manual scale in the cabinet. It did the trick, and it made me realize how much I rely on that digital scale every day without even thinking twice. And, of course, I went out immediately and got replacement batteries.
If you don't have a food scale, consider one. It's a big key to success.