I just bought a digital food scale, and food labels are inaccurate as hell!

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  1. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    Probably one of the best things I've got. I look at the grams or ounces that the serving size is and figure out how many calories, fat, etc. I'm taking in from that. For example the serving size for almonds is 30g(but the package says ~22 Almonds). I'd weight them, and at 22 almonds I'd be 10-15 grams off in either direction. Its like this with most foods. It's nice to be able to get accurate caloric amounts for fruits, veggies, chicken, beef, etc. also.

    Am I going off the deep end here? Maybe. I figure if I'm going to the trouble of counting calories as it is, I might as well get as accurate as possible. The little extra work I put into logging my calories also keeps my diet in check.
     
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    Yep. I just got a Salter one the other day and love it.
     
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    <<<---gots a scale too
     
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    i want one just for chicken oz
     
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    There's a salter one at LNT for $29.99.
     
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    i might give in and get one, too :hs:
     
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    tqpolo ***** Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    The number of almond is an estimate, but if you measure up the calories of the bag, it should be accurate.
     
  8. Tranquili-G

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    what makes you believe its not your scale thats off?

    Not picking a fight but it seems like the arguement can go either way. Just like the BF lazer scale you step on? Whats to say thats accurate and not the pinching? I know that scale is off but it was an example.
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    i just went to a local store and picked up a digital one that I liked, it was $25
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    I'm not going to eat a bag of almonds in one day though
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    measuring bf and measuring weight are too different things - one of them we already know how do to with a good deal of accuracy.

    besides, it's common sense that the serving size estimation for something like almonds is going to be an estimation...obviously all almonds are not the exact same size
     
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    qwop underground pirate OT Supporter

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    Yeah but it doesn't matter too much over the course of a week or so - if you're aiming for 2000 calories and one day you eat 1900 and the next you eat 2100, it isn't going to do too much damage to you.Same theory - if 20 almonds are (easy numbers for numbers sake) supposed to be 100 calories, if on Thursday the weight of 20 almonds is less than average so it's only 80 calories and on Friday, the weight of 20 almonds is more than average so it's 120 calories, it won't kill your eating plan. :)
     
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