Kitrics Nutritional Label Scale

I remember reading about this scale last year and thinking how cool it was and how it’s a shame I will never be able to buy one because of the $50 asking price. Well, that is no longer a worry because a friend of mine found one in a shop in St. Louis, MO for less than $10, bought it and mailed it to me.

The problem was, there was no manual or food list but luckily they had one and made copies for me. Unfortunately I can’t read them so I found them online in pdf format so it’s a win win. I’d love to turn them into epub format one of these days to make it easier to read on my Nook. Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to it.

This is the description and info from the Kitrics website:

A scale and a calculator all in one, this essential dieting tool calculates portion weight, and displays all the information the way you’re used to seeing it on food packaging labels: an at-a-glance breakdown of calories, fats, carbs, proteins, fiber, sodium, cholesterol and sugars. You can also total your daily nutritional intake, and store up to 99 of your own food entries into a database of nearly 1000 others. So the experience is always customized to you, your goals and your lifestyle. Ideal for: portion control, medical requirements, type A personalities.

Bottom line:
Not just the weight, but the total breakdown. Calculates calories, carbs, fat and more.

– Weighs in grams and ounces
– Maximum weight: 72 oz/2 kg
– High precision: +/- .05 oz/1 g
– Automatic power off
– Requires 2 AA batteries, included

What’s great about this is that you can weigh your food and it tells you all the information you need so you can make sure you either go under the recommended or stay within the range, you’re choice. Personally, I don’t know if I want to know all of this information and so far I’ve only used it to weigh chicken so I have exactly 1lb for the chicken helper which I’m sure trumps the diet lol.

When I start my diet back up, I will start taking it seriously again. In fact, I will probably take it so seriously that I will be storing my own food entries in there for some of the diet recipes that I have so I can weigh my plate as I’m putting the food on it. That will make counting calories so much easier because I know how much food I’m eating by the exact weight.

I have a regular food scale that isn’t digital, it just has a bowl on the top and I’ve been balancing plates on it for the last few years and not knowing the exact measurement so this is much better.

So thanks Sue for sending me this scale.

Lohan Back on Twitter with Traffic Safety Tips

Poor Lindsay, she can’t catch a break. She Tweets about the Paparazzi and she gets a full spread in the today shows gossip website.

Listen to me, poor Lindsay HA! Even though I think she deserves to still be in jail I still feel sorry for her. I miss the old Lindsay and hope she returns to us one of these days.

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Lohan back on Twitter with traffic safety tips

Lindsay Lohan has only been out of rehab for less than 48 hours and it didn’t take long for the starlet to return to Twitter — and she’s offering up safety tips when it comes to getting behind the wheel, Access Hollywood reports.

“Clearly.. Paparazzi shouldn’t be allowed to take pictures or video while someone’s driving or at a stop light. 4every1′s sake #trafficpolice,” Lohan on Thursday afternoon.

Her Twitter followers last heard from her on July 19 when she asked another tweeter if he owned an iPad.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the 24-year-old actress had her driver’s license reinstated on Monday. Lohan was spotted at a Los Angeles-area DMV on Wednesday, where she was required to show proof of insurance in order to get her license back.

To see Lindsay behind the wheel following her rehab stint, click here!

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