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I have this one, but it looks like Oxo now makes a higher capacity one. If you have bed bath and beyond, you can get them with a 20% off coupon. I love Amazon too, but I typically shop at BBB for those kinds of items :)
Powder, in this case Soylent is best to be measured in gram weight. Using a mid grade food scale I use this one here
Soylent 1.9 powder original version:
1g = 4.6 kcal
43.5g = 200 kcal
87g = 400 kcal
152g = 700 kcal
I like this one a great deal. The nice bit is that the readout and controls can detach from the base if you are using a big bowl. It's on the pricier side, but the build quality is top notch.
I love cheese, so I have to weigh it or I go crazy. In law school, I had a habit of buying a block of cheese, sitting down to study, and eating all of it. Then I'd get sad when the cheese was gone and go buy more. (It's probable that about 20 of the pounds I have to lose are cheese pounds....)
I have (and love) this OXO scale, but there's no reason to spend that much on a kitchen scale. Just a basic cheap one will do - make sure to check out the max weighing capacity. Mine maxes out at 11 pounds/5000 grams and that's about perfect for me. (I bought it ages ago for baking and even when doing a huge multi-loaf batch of bread have never hit the max capacity.)
I don't track anything, I just eat naturally low-carb foods. But it seems that the closer you get to goal weight, the harder it is to get there, especially without tracking. If you CAN track now, why not get into that habit. I think it's a great tool forcing good decision making (having to log that handful of nuts and salami if you're not hungry might make you think twice).
I have this one. You can get it at Bed Bath with a 20% off coupon. [link] (*I use it in cooking, not to track calories, but it shows grams and it's awesome)
OXO 11 Lb is the one I recommend for several reasons:
I have this OXO scale and it's great! Absolutely love it, although I found it for ~$15 - $20 at a HomeGoods.
I use my kitchen scale. (This one.) I need to invest in a good smaller weight scale though, I'm having some accuracy problems in some of my baking.
(Full disclosure: I bake professionally, and use a much higher quality scale at work, so I'm not easily satisfied. XD)
I love my OXO. It has a nice wide plate that can accommodate all sorts of produce and unwieldy objects, and a pull-out display for those occasions when I'm scaling onto a wide bowl or half-sheet pan that would otherwise obscure the readout on a smaller scale. There's also a backlight you can click in when it gets dark in the kitchen. It switches between ounces and grams, no prob, and the latest version of this scale can do ounces-only, rather than splitting measurements into pounds and ounces.
For small measurements, anything under 4g, I recommend a jeweler's scale like this one. Measuring anything under 1/8th of an ounce is a real crapshoot on large format scales.
ATK tested them, [link].
It's this one: [link]
I bought this one on sale for $28, didn'trealize full price was $50!
I don't think I would trust it for very small amounts. I use this OXO scale mainly, which I love, but it seems "off" sometimes for amounts less than 10g or so. I picked up this small scale to weigh things like baking soda/powder and salt.
This OXO one is handy. Its 11lbs / 1g resolution and has a pull out display. Easy to clean, etc etc. SeriousEats is all about it.
The troupe of food you eat is very important.
Get rid of all flour and sugar and processed products.
Eating only whole foods- mainly plant based is shown to be the best for health and weight loss. Beans make you feel full. The calorie counts on beans is inaccurate due to fibre making a lot of the bean undigestible- true calorie count is estimated to be 2/3rds that is shown.
High fibre foods encourage gut bacteria that helps you lose weight. It’s good to eat quality organic meat but eat it sparingly. We really are not made to eat a lot of animal meat and dairy is definitely not at all necessary or advisable.
Having a good kitchen food scale really helps. Buy this oxo one it is expensive but fantastic. [link]
If you are still on Prozac you may no longer need it when you replace the dairy and bread calories with highly nutrient dense foods like more greens and veggies and beans. Studies are showing that gut bacteria have a huge influence on mood. Seratonin is produced by the kind that loves fibre. So eating high fibre food will increase the number of good ‘happy-making’ bacteria.
It’s interesting to note that pharmaceuticals always have an effect on our microbiome. The very drug you take to feel better could be killing the awesome bacteria that naturally produces the seratonin that will make you feel better. Who would have imagined that the right food is actually the antidepressant we need!
I got this one which was recommended by Serious eats: [link]
I weigh it using:
And then print out the weight and attach the label to the spool. Helps me figure out how much filament is left.
I have an OXO scale (though mine didn't cost that much when I got it!). I really like it, it's got an 11 lbs capacity and works great.
You could make a sourdough starter. It'll take about 1-2 weeks so hopefully if you start now it'll be ready once you need it. You can follow these directions: [link] That starter has a higher percentage of water than FWSY's, but you can just switch to the feeding method in the book once the starter becomes active.
You could also make sure you have all the supplies necessary. At a minimum you'll want:
Nice to haves:
Note that he has a section in the book on equipment, so you could wait to read that before spending money, but all the items linked above have worked well for me.
I have this one. You can get from Bed Bath and Beyond with 20% coupon, assuming there's one near you.
I have the Oxo 11-pound scale. I really like it, the pull-out display is nice when working with large plates and bowls.
Seconded. This is a damn good one. [link]
A kitchen scale is pretty important.
I've used this one for over 5 years: [link]
Well worth the cost. Measuring by volume is quite inaccurate when dealing with flour.
I got this one, it's awesome.
You'd think so, eh? It's this one:. It had pretty good reviews.
I have the OXO one with the pull-out display. It works great, and I use it often when baking.
$5? you'll be buying shit. you want cheap shit go to /r/cheapskate
oxo good grips is awesome.
This one: [link]
My mom has it, and its great. Still need batteries though :(
I was worried about that too when I started counting. With a scale, its simple.
Figure out how many calories are in the whole recipe (in the whole pot of soup) then figure out how much the whole recipe weighs (weigh the whole pot of soup, then take out how much the pot weighs) Figure out how many calories are in a portion of the recipe (the whole pot of soup is 900 calories, so 25% of it would be 225) Weigh out 25% of the pot of soup and you have 225 calories worth.
Works for nearly ever recipe. As a bonus, a lot of recipe sites will have the number of portions and calories per portion available. Otherwise you can use the recipe calorie analysis on [link]
my scale: [link]