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ive been using the amazon basics one for over a year and its held up well and is like $10 or something. If you decide on a different one make sure the buttons or touch pads arent built into the actual scale, it is nothing but a headache trying to tare it and the touch buttons usually suck.
I got this Amazon Basics one a while back and it's done great for me.
Before this I had one where the buttons were just spots you touched on the weigh surface, sometimes pressing them would cause the whole scale to lift up, you also had to flip it over switch between oz and g, I hated it, it eventually died as I was about to give it away. Unless you needs something super precise I don't see why the amazon basics one wouldn't do well, I use it for measuring coffee and for baking.
Has anyone here used the AmazonBasics kitchen scale for coffee? If so, how did it work for you? (I know the AWS and Jennings scales are top suggestions around here, but I'm always curious about AmazonBasics items after ordering a few.)
Is this scale accurate enough or should I look into one specifically made for espresso method?
Download Myfitnesspal, buy a food scale, COUNT YOUR CALORIES - literally cannot stress this enough.
Losing weight is incredibly simple - you just have to eat fewer calories than your body uses, and it will make up for the deficit by burning fat. It takes discipline to do this, but it's not conceptually difficult. You don't have to workout if you don't want to, just eat less. Good luck.
Edit: Also, don't tell people IRL that you're losing weight. Don't give yourself any satisfaction of telling them - that can trick your mind into thinking you're doing better than you are. Let the results speak for themselves.
As others have said, the bag is still 2000 calories so if you mix an entire bag at a time, nothing has changed.
if you mix it as individual meals (which is what I do) and if you are anal about exact measurements, then get a scale. I own amazon's store-brand scale and it works great for measuring single servings. Its about $10.
Amazon basics Food Scale
Buy a small kitchen scale. Something like this is cheap and will let you measure portions accurately to work out how much you're eating and track changes with time.
Prepare a few 'typical' meals but weigh out everything you put in them, including things like cooking oil. You might be surprised at how calorie-rich some things are.
Once you've done that, you can move on to reducing portion sizes. A reduction of 10% won't be noticeable enough to leave you feeling hungry, but it will make a real difference over time, and you can introduce further reductions if you need to.
Anytime! Best wishes--just keep trying. Another tip is to get a kitchen scale--I have this Amazon model: [link]
For $10, I can weigh out anything--it's been a lifesaver.
FYI--My daily breakfast is one serving of plain cheerios along with a serving of unsweetened cashew milk (only 25/cal per serving), and a banana.
How heavy is the box? I also re-use amazon boxes.
Check out the Amazon Basics Kitchen Scale - works like a charm, good for up to 11 lbs.
Its amazon branded too so if you have any problems, its a easy replacement.
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NOTE: Common sense is the first rule of intelligent weight loss. If you have a medical condition (past or present) or suspect you do, whether it be an eating disorder, a history of sports injuries, diabetes, or any other physical or mental health condition, check with your care team before undertaking weight loss.
The very basics. In order to lose weight, you must use more calories than you take in. This is called a caloric deficit. If you do this, you will lose weight over the long term.
To get started on your weight loss, follow these basic steps:
Calculate your sedentary TDEE. Your sedentary Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) is a crucial number for your weight loss. It represents the total number of calories your body uses in a day. Go to this website and fill in the information, then make a note of your sedentary TDEE.
Create a MyFitnessPal account. Go to this site and create an account.
Count your calories. To count your calories, you will need a food scale, like this one. Read the information on your food packaging, weigh all of the things you eat and drink, and accurately record the amount of calories you consume in your MyFitnessPal account.
To lose about 1 lb/0.5 kg per week, your daily intake should average about 500 less than your TDEE from step 1. To lose 2 lb/1 kg per week, your daily intake should be about 1000 less than your TDEE. It is not a good idea to lose faster than this.
Add some exercise (optional). If you would like to add some exercise, there are a lot of options, and your choices are largely based on your own preferences and resources. /r/fitness offers a wealth of information, and a quick Google search for "bodyweight workout" will show you options for strength training you can do at home with limited equipment. Alternatively, you can do things like walk, run, or swim for exercise as well. Use your imagination! Please note that we say that exercise is OPTIONAL. You do not need to exercise to lose weight. Exercise has many benefits, but creating a caloric deficit is best accomplished by controlling your diet.
Cheap scale, works great, Amazon Prime eligible if you have it.
I have my spool sitting on a 5 dollar lazy Susan which is on top of a 10 dollar digital scale.
Works good except you just have to lift the spool off the scale for a second to tare it.
Ditto. This was the best $10 I ever spent! [link]
Yes—see here for a very similar recipe with 25% whole wheat. I'd start at that amount and adjust it up or down according to taste.
It's also worthwhile to get a scale and measure by weight. At ten bucks, it'll pay for itself after a couple of homemade loaves of bread, and it'll make it a lot easier to reproduce recipes.
I have the Amazon Basics Kitchen Scale. The best $10 I ever spent.
You can't beat it.
Digital kitchen scale $9.99.
this one works for me.
Here is your plan. Please punctuate and format your posts, even if you didn't pay attention in school. You may also benefit from some professional help regarding this, because it sounds like you have some seriously unhealthy things going on here:
> I don't actually have a kitchen scale
There's your problem. You absolutely cannot eyeball ingredients when you're making pizza. If you're going to have any kind of hope in making a consistent dough, you're going to need a scale.
I took a look at Amazon, and this one looks pretty solid:
It's kind of nice to have a detachable readout for working with wide bowls and pans, but, for the price, this is a winner, imo.
There's also this one on ebay:
It's shipped directly from China, which is probably a slight gamble, but the Amazon scales are all Chinese made as well.
This all being said, even with a scale, the recipe you're using has too much water- and way too little salt. Salt helps gluten develop, so the extremely low level of salt takes an already droopy dough and makes it even droopier.
Either fix the recipe (by adding less water and more salt) or use a better one. Also, the flour you're using isn't ideal. I think pillsbury is less expensive than King Arthur's bread flour, and also possibly a bit easier to find, but KABF has more protein and is better for pizza.
Hey, I made this calculator and am sorry to hear you aren't making the progress you'd like to see. It can be extremely frustrating trying to find the motivation when you aren't seeing the results.
Setting activity at sedentary will definitely work since it won't take your exercise calories into account however keep in mind you will be at a greater deficit than normal.
Instead what I would suggest is to take a closer look at the foods you are eating since most people never bother checking how many calories are in the foods they eat. Generally people don't need to do this but if you are stalling it's pretty helpful.
I did a quick mockup of the foods you listed and granted I don't have exact amounts but from those items and average portions I'm already getting higher numbers. Take a look here.
Looks like the optional protein shakes could be putting you over (assuming you use milk not water). Also, if you are adding any amount of oil/butter to your cooking that counts too!
So here's what I would do. If you haven't already then get everything down in a spreadsheet, copy calories off your food labels, and measure out all your portions using a food scale.
You don't have to do this forever but until you figure out which foods are holding you back you should keep at it. Good luck!