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    Help: food scale woes


    Had a ****ing breakdown today


    Got a food scale. It's awesome

    That's not the problem

    It weighs food and if you plug in specific numbers for the food your eating it'll give macros and calories which is fine, if my app "lose it!" Didn't have conflicting macros

    It's called "cuissential nutritional food scale"

    How accurate do you think it is?

    I legit had a mental breakdown. I have horrible OCD. I couldn't figure out what to do

    Somebody?
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    Try weighing something like chicken breast and compare it to the packaging macros....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Try weighing something like chicken breast and compare it to the packaging macros....
    Yea I'm going to have to do that with packaged food. But the list of foods they give are weird. There wasn't a value for plain chicken breast cooked

    But I feel like weighing my carbs would be pretty accurate of using a gram scale ect
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    I get frustrated too... I get conflicting macros on the same foods
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    Had a ****ing breakdown today Got a food scale. It's awesome That's not the problem It weighs food and if you plug in specific numbers for the food your eating it'll give macros and calories which is fine, if my app "lose it!" Didn't have conflicting macros It's called "cuissential nutritional food scale" How accurate do you think it is? I legit had a mental breakdown. I have horrible OCD. I couldn't figure out what to do Somebody?
    Man I've seen your progress recently and I'm thinking you have a pretty good idea of what your doing and what works for you. Just follow your macros on your app man, I'm sure there are conflicting macros for the same food in your app as well. Just follow the app you've been using to get to where you are now. Just use the scale for what it is, a scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    I get frustrated too... I get conflicting macros on the same foods
    This is a pain in the ass for me too. Sometimes ill scan a food package in MFP and itll be different than whats on the package. It is kind of a pain in the ass. But like most other things, consistency of use is probably the most important factor.
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    This what you do.. Powerlift. Eat a phuckton and then some more. You'll make it man Edit: jk mang. How accurate is this scale of yours when you compare it to the package?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post
    This what you do.. Powerlift. Eat a phuckton and then some more. You'll make it man Edit: jk mang. How accurate is this scale of yours when you compare it to the package?
    I'll have to figure that out
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    Had a ****ing breakdown today Got a food scale. It's awesome That's not the problem It weighs food and if you plug in specific numbers for the food your eating it'll give macros and calories which is fine, if my app "lose it!" Didn't have conflicting macros It's called "cuissential nutritional food scale" How accurate do you think it is? I legit had a mental breakdown. I have horrible OCD. I couldn't figure out what to do Somebody?
    This scale is great.. U do have codes, but once u get used to it , it's fantastic !

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    Very different lol


    Mines purple/pink/red. And i duno hard to explain.

    I am just going to use it for foods not in my app

    Today I did potatoes and weighed it by carbs n found baked potato in my app in "cups" so I just matched carb amount
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    Ha ha, that's good .. I know what u mean.. Like 30g of carbs( potato) is 1 cup, lol.. Before i got used to my scale, I had a cheat sheet, attached to each one of my diet plans.. Lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    Had a ****ing breakdown today Got a food scale. It's awesome That's not the problem It weighs food and if you plug in specific numbers for the food your eating it'll give macros and calories which is fine, if my app "lose it!" Didn't have conflicting macros It's called "cuissential nutritional food scale" How accurate do you think it is? I legit had a mental breakdown. I have horrible OCD. I couldn't figure out what to do Somebody?
    If you are freaking out because of "scale discrepancies", perhaps the scale is a tool you might not want to use. I appreciate the need to measure to stay w/in a meal plan, but obsessing over minutiae is not at all healthy.
    Someone whose OCD is causing their scale to lead to a "breakdown" is equivalent to a recovered alcoholic seeking a profession as a bartender. Do-able, but certainly not advisable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post

    If you are freaking out because of "scale discrepancies", perhaps the scale is a tool you might not want to use. I appreciate the need to measure to stay w/in a meal plan, but obsessing over minutiae is not at all healthy.
    Someone whose OCD is causing their scale to lead to a "breakdown" is equivalent to a recovered alcoholic seeking a profession as a bartender. Do-able, but certainly not advisable.
    I agree.

    I do the best I can. It's an issue I've had since childhood problems. Gotten much better.

    I mean there were other things that led to it. But I am just going to use it for the things I can't find in my app which has made it better
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    Weight your food then google the macros if you don't know them. I usually compare a few sites because sometimes sites have macros that are wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    Weight your food then google the macros if you don't know them. I usually compare a few sites because sometimes sites have macros that are wrong
    I use my lose it app. I've been using it for 3 years. I think if I add another means to see macros I'll end up pulling out my hair haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    I use my lose it app. I've been using it for 3 years. I think if I add another means to see macros I'll end up pulling out my hair haha
    Lol I wouldn't overthink it man
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