Increased meal portion sizes have long been linked as a contributing factor to the American obesity problem. Studies have found that addressing meal portion size might be an effective tool for weight management, but most Americans do not understand the difference between portion size and serving size, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
One way you can track your portion sizes and help manage your weight is by using a food scale for the ingredients you use in a recipe.
Here are a few tips on how to use a food scale, according to Livestrong.com.
1. Determine the type of food scale you want to use: Determine what type of food scale you want to use. Some people prefer to purchase a digital scale because it offers exact measurements without guesswork; other options include spring and weight scales. When choosing, focus