EatSmart Nutrition Pro Scale For My Daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes Review and Giveaway

EatSmart has truly been a lifesaver in our house.  After my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes I went a little crazy.  I wanted to make sure I knew exactly how many carbs she was eating so I knew how much insulin to give her.  Well that means measuring everything…ok I can measure.  But what if there is no label.  How will I ever make a home cooked meal?!?

That’s where EatSmart’s Pro Nutrition Scale comes in.  This kitchen scale has the ability to analyze any food and figure out the nutritional information for you.  It is actually the only scale on the market that analyzes the nutritional content of the food portion size for both labeled and unlabelled foods!

So how does it work?  It has 2 different operating modes:  The first mode, Database, so this in the internal database for all food without label.  It stores the nutritional value for about 1,000 whole foods such as meats, veges, and fruits, and other fresh foods that doesn’t have a label.  This is exactly what I needed.  Here’s how you do it:

First you need to sit you bowl on top of the scale and press Tare so that the scale doesn’t calculate the weight of the bowl.

Then go ahead and look up your food.  I’m measuring tomatoes so I looked in the Food booklet and the number for tomatoes is 212.

Then I simply put the amount of tomatoes I am going to eat on top the scale and it automatically tells me how many carbohydrates are in it.

This is such a huge help for me, and you can literally do this with every kind of food- even herbs and spices.  Wow!

The second mode, Nutrition facts calculator, it lets you calculate the nutritional value from any USDA food facts label.

 

The EatSmart Scale will instantly calculate the following cardiovascular nutrients essential for overall well being:

•Calories / Carbohydrates / Fiber

•Sodium / Potassium / Magnesium

•Total Fat / Saturated Fat / Cholesterol

•Calcium / Protein / Vitamin K

Also includes:

1.44 page guide to maintaining a healthy lifestyle

2.Tare feature – Easily eliminate the weight or your plate or bowl

3.Memory mode – Track and save daily or weekly consumption

4.Auto power off, 4 AAA batteries (included)

5.Removable tempered glass top

6.2 year EatSmart warranty & guarantee

I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed with the book and the buttons at first but once I realized how to do it I found this scale incredibly easy to use! It’s so important for me to know how many carbs are going in to my daughters mouth so I can calculate how much insulin to give her.  This scale make is so much eaiser for me to get an accurate carb count.  I love having a kitchen scale for Type 1 diabetes.

You can even set up the scale to add foods like a sandwich.  So for that you would weigh your bread, meat, lettuce, ect.  It will automatically add up the food and give you the total numbers at the end.  Which is super great, so you don’t have to write everything down and add up.

I would 100% recommend to anyone that does carb count with Type 1 diabetes, and of course anyone in general looking to keep and eye on calories and nutritional facts.  An enormous thank-you goes out to EatSmart for providing this scale for me to review!


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  1. I’m trying to loose my baby weight and this is the best way to make sure I’m not over eating!

  2. Manda Valenti says:

    I would love to have it so I can weigh our meat portions!

    Thank you!
    Manda
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  3. Angela s says:

    I would like this because I Need to lose weight and so does my hubby and son. I would use this to weigh my food and check nutritional info.

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  4. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    My husband is a diabetic and this would help me out with knowing how many carbs was in the food I was preparing.

  5. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would use it for portion control
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  6. Mary says:

    I would use it to help track food weight (not only volume as I do now); it will help me be much more specific with my food preparations and thus much more aware of every little bite! Essentially, I would use it to go in conjunction with a calorie-burning counter (body media armband) in order to achieve nutritional and physical balance and prevent me from developing chronic illnesses in the future!

  7. Jeffrey says:

    I would use it for weighing dry goods in baking recipes, such as flour. I like consistency when it comes to baking and I think weighing the ingredients is the best method.

  8. Jacqueline Allgood says:

    I have a degenerative neuromuscular condition called Cerebellar Ataxia and use a wheelchair much of the time. As such, I have gained some weight due to decrease in activity level and I need to be extra diligent about calories and nutrition. This scale would help me with watching my calories and carbs so that I could lose the weight and maintain it. For me, it would be a godsend.

  9. May says:

    This sounds like an amazing food scale and having one would greatly help me in controlling my weight and other health problems that I have.

  10. neelam rajaharia says:

    I would use it to calculate nutrition in various items..This way i can decide what to eat and what to not eat.

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