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Should I Get a Food Scale?

Here's a question that FitSugar reader ShelleyHFan is asking in our Get Fit For 2010 group.

I think that I am getting too much protein and not enough veggies, in addition to dinnertime when I'm not sure if I have too much or too little of all these things (like rice, the meat, and veggies) on my plate. I was wondering if a food scale would help me out somehow with measuring portions and such. I've never even thought to use one (wish I'd had the idea years ago!) and I don't know how they are used exactly.

Do I have to get a really expensive one or can I get a $30.00 scale? (I saw one at Bed, Bath and Beyond for about that much.) Do you have one you would recommend? Even though I'm looking at an inexpensive one, is price important? I'm open to different price points from affordable to relatively expensive ones. So if you can recommend one that would be great.

Lastly, if you have a food scale do you find it helpful? Do you use it often?

Thanks for you input!

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