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9 Things Not to Do When Starting a New Diet

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Embarking on a new weight-loss plan can be daunting. There are so many different ideas, theories and diet plans, that it can feel impossible to figure out what works best for you. As if that weren’t enough, some TV shows feature extreme weight losses that are nearly impossible for anyone to achieve in real life. By comparison, you may feel disappointed in slower progress with your own weight loss.

Despite all the challenges a new weight-loss plan presents, you can set yourself up for success by having realistic goals and avoiding these very common diet mistakes.

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Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see big weight loss results each week. According to the CDC, evidence show that it’s safest to lose between 1 to 2 pounds per week. Healthy weight loss is part of an ongoing lifestyle, and it can take time to see results from new diet and exercise habits.

Do not cut out major food groups
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We know there are a lot of gluten-free and dairy-free products out there, but if you don’t suffer from food allergies or sensitivities, you may be missing out on essential nutrients. Cutting out entire food groups can also lead to strong food cravings and binge eating, which would defeat the purpose of eliminating these foods.

Do not skimp on meals snacks

Skipping meals or eating tiny portions may seem like a great way to lose weight, but it can end up leaving you hungry. Feeling hungry can lead to poor food choices or eating too much at your next meal. Instead, opt for 3 balanced meals and 2 or 3 small healthy snacks per day. A good way to understand portion sizes is to measure foods with a kitchen scale, such as our Precision Digital Kitchen Scale. The recessed platform makes it ideal for containing foods when weighing them.

Do not make too many changes at onceegg

It’s tempting to change your diet completely and start a new exercise regimen at the same time. However, making many big changes will feel overwhelming and those new healthy habits will go by the wayside.  Instead, make small changes once a week, such as bringing a healthy lunch to work each day. Once you’ve mastered one new habit, add a new challenge, such as increasing the intensity, or duration, of exercise.

Do not rely on willpower alone
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Willpower is important, but it’s not always reliable when tempting foods are available. It’s especially difficult if you’re hungry or tired. Instead, set yourself up for success by removing the temptation. If you know you can’t resist cookies or chips don’t keep them in the house. If you really want a treat, you’ll have to leave the house to indulge yourself.

Do not cut back on sleep
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Establishing new healthy habits can take extra time out of your day. Don’t cut out sleep so you can exercise or cook healthy meals. A good night’s sleep lets your muscles repair from exercise and helps balance the hormones that regulate hunger. Sleep deprivation can cause you to crave sugary and fatty foods and leave you less inclined to work out.

Do not think that it’s “all or nothing”
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Don’t think that you must do everything perfectly every day or else your diet is ruined. Truthfully, no one is perfect and slip ups do occur. One mistake is not going to wreck your efforts. Learn from what you did, think about how to prevent it in the future, and move on. Your next snack or meal is another chance for success.

Do not perform exercises that you hate
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Don’t choose activities based on how many calories they burn – focus on exercises that you enjoy. When you don’t enjoy your workout, you’ll make excuses to avoid doing it. You’ll stay more consistent if you look forward to your exercise. Not a fan of spin class? Don’t force it. Instead, take a dance class or hit the elliptical machine. With so many varieties of workouts available, find something you enjoy.

Do not forget to yourself accountable
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When you hold yourself accountable, you are more likely to achieve your goals. To help stay on track, you can join a weight loss group, find a diet buddy, or use a diet and fitness app. Regular weigh-ins are another way to hold yourself accountable. Our Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale has a roomy platform that allows you to stand comfortably while weighing yourself. The large display has a cool blue backlight that is easy to read.
body fatIf you prefer a scale that provides more data, we recommend our Precision Body Fat Bathroom Scale. The Body Fat Scale measures weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using electrode technology and it beeps when your weight is locked in so you can step off the scale to read it more easily.

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The Ultimate Bathroom Scale Guide – 2017 Edition

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At EatSmart Products, we offer a variety of scales to help you reach your weight goals. However, with so many options, it can be tough to determine which scale is best for your unique needs. Some people are concerned with their body weight on a day-to-day basis. Some, have limited space in their bathroom for a digital scale, while others need to be able to see an extra-large LCD screen.

Fitness fanatics may need a more in-depth analysis such as a breakdown of their body composition. Body fat, total body water and muscle mass can help athletes monitor their weight, muscle and hydration levels leading up to competition. These estimates can also help dieters stay motivated, as the number on the scale may remain the same even though body fat is decreasing and muscle mass increasing.

To help you decide which model is the best fit for your needs, we compiled the ultimate guide of our bathroom scales. If you have further questions, tweet to us anytime, @eatsmartscales, message us via Facebook, email or call (866) 843-3905, M-F, 9-5 MST.

The Ultimate Bathroom Scale Guide – 2017 Edition:


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EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 12.5 x 12 inches with a 3.5-inch backlit LCD screen | Silver
Price: $22.95
Fancy Features: The Precision Digital is easy to use, extremely accurate scale and features an attractive glass platform. An EatSmart Body Tape is included with each purchase.
Claim to Fame:
#1 rated bathroom scale on Amazon.com since 2009 24,000+ Amazon reviews (average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars)
#1 on Consumer Search Best Bathroom Scale in December in 2016
#1 on Faveable Best and Most Accurate Digital Bathroom Scale in 2016
*EatSmart’s best-selling scale



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EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 12 x 13 inches with a 3.5-inch backlit LCD screen | Black with Silver accents
Price: $35.00
Fancy Features: The Premium is constructed of lightweight aluminum base accented with a black, non-slip plastic cover for user safety and only sits ½ inch off the floor, making it the lowest profile EatSmart scale.
Claim to Fame:
Earned 3.5 stars from Good Housekeeping in 2013



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EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 440 lbs / 200 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 16 x 13 inches with a 4.3-inch backlit LCD screen | Silver
Price: $32.95
Fancy Features: The Precision Plus is known for three things – it’s weight capacity of 440lbs, it’s extra-large platform (16 inches wide!) and its super-sized LCD display.
Claim to Fame:
#1 on Good Housekeeping 10 Best Digital Bathroom Scales in 2017
#4 on FitnessMustHaves.com 5 Best Weight Scales in 2017
Featured a high capacity favorite in The Washington Post in 2013



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EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 12.5 x 12.5 inches with a 3.5-inch backlit LCD screen | Silver or Navy Blue with Silver accents
Price: $19.95
Fancy Features: At each weigh in, the Precision Tracker displays three readings: current weight, weight change from the last weigh in, and total change from starting weight. It has a touch screen interface and recognizes up to 8 different users’ personal profiles as soon as they step onto the scale.
Claim to Fame:
#8 on BestProducts.com The Best Bathroom Scales to Help Monitor Your Weight in 2015
#2 on Faveable Most Accurate Digital Bathroom Scale in 2016



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EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 14.1 x 14.1 inches with a 3.5-inch backlit LCD screen | Black
Price: $39.95
Fancy Features: In addition to weight, the GetFit Body Fat Scale calculates body fat, muscle mass, total body water and bone mass, providing a complete picture of health. It has automatic recognition technology and stores data for up to 8 users.
Claim to Fame:
#1 on Top Ten The Best Top Ten Best Body Fat Scales in 2017
#1 on FitnessMustHaves.com 5 Best Weight Scales in 2017
#2 on Faveable Most Accurate Digital Bathroom Scale in 2016
#1 on Consumer Search Best Body Fat Scale in December in 2016
#5 on Heavy Top 5 Best Digital Bathroom Scales in 2015
*Featured on The Rachael Ray Show in January 2017



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EatSmart Precision MaxView Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 12 x 12 inches with a 4.5-inch backlit LCD screen | Silver
Price: $35.00
Fancy Features: The MaxView is known for its oversized, easy to read 4.5″ LCD display. This scale has a small footprint at and each purchase includes an EatSmart Body Tape Measure.



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EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 440 lbs / 200 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 13.8 x 14.8 inches with a 4.3-inch backlit LCD screen | black
Price: $35.00
Fancy Features: The CalPal calculates how many calories are needed daily to maintain your current weight and it calculates BMI (Body Mass Index) so you can see how you rank within national standards. The large LCD display makes it easy to read your weight.
Claim to Fame:
#5 on the Today Show 7 high-tech bathroom scales in 2017
#1 on The Sweethome Most accurate basic bathroom scale in October 2016



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EatSmart Precision Body Fat Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 12 x 12 inches with a 3.7-inch backlit LCD screen | white with silver accents
Price: $24.95
Fancy Features: The Body Check is not your ordinary bathroom scale because it quickly and easily measures weight, BMI, body fat, body water, body muscle, bone mass and it estimates the daily calories needed to maintain your current weight. It also has our “beep feature” – the scale beeps once when a weight locks in, giving the user time to step off and easily view the display.
Claim to Fame:
#9 on Top Ten The Best Top Ten Best Body Fat Scales 2017
The Body Check was included on a round-up of top 2016 Pampering Products on You & Me on WCIU, The U.



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EatSmart Precision 550 Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 550 lbs / 250 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 13.8 x 16.4 inches with a 3.7-inch backlit LCD screen | stainless steel
Price: $39.95
Fancy Features: The Precision 550 tops the charts with a weight capacity of 550 pounds – the highest capacity EatSmart scale and the highest in the consumer market. The sturdy, oversized (16.4 inches!) platform features a glass base and a fingerprint resistant stainless steel platform.
*Launched August 2016



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EatSmart Precision Choice Digital Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs / 180 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 11.8 x 11.8 inches with a 3.1-inch backlit LCD screen | black
Price: $14.95
Fancy Features: The Precision Choice is ready to go whenever you are ready to weigh in – simply step on and get your weight within seconds. It’s your basic bathroom scale, complete with our “beep feature” – the scale beeps once when a weight locks in, giving the user time to step off and easily view the display.
*Launched November 2016



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EatSmart Precision Power Battery Free Bathroom Scale

Weight Capacity: 330 lbs / 150 kgs (0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments)
Size | Color: 10.2 x 12.6 inches with a 3-inch backlit LCD screen | black
Price: $39.95
Fancy Features: The Precision Power will never require any batteries, making it an environmentally friendly choice in bathroom scales. Simply press the center button and the scale uses magnetic friction to automatically charge itself.
*Launched January 2017


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Introducing the Precision Power Battery Free Digital Scale

eatsmart_battery_free_precision_power_bathscaleWe are excited to introduce the brand new EatSmart Precision Power Battery Free Digital Scale. Rather than relying on battery power, the scale features unique “Step-On” Self Powered Technology. Each time the center button is pressed, the scale uses magnetic friction to automatically charge itself, making it the most environmentally friendly choice in bathroom scales.

Most scales are powered by standard, single-use batteries. Do you know how long it takes batteries to break down in a landfill? Anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years!

Simply press the center button with your toe and step on the scale. It’s that easy. One press of the button supplies the scale with power for 50 seconds. This scale is ready to go whenever you are ready to weigh in.

Say “goodbye” to batteries once and for all!

The slim, ergonomic design fits perfectly in any surrounding, and its tempered safety glass platform weighs up to 330 pounds to the nearest 0.2 lbs.

Here’s the front of the box: precision-power-battery-free-bath-scale-frontof-box


Here’s the back of the box: precision-power-battery-free-bath-scale-backofbox


What’s in the box:

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Inside the box, you will find the bathroom scale, an instruction manual and customer satisfaction guarantee.


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Four EatSmart precision sensors in each foot of the scale ensure accurate measurements in 0.2 lb or 0.1 kg increments.


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You can easily switch between pounds and kilograms by pushing the unit button on the back of the scale.


Height of the scale: precision-power-battery-free-bath-scale-size

The platform sits approximately 1.25 inches off of the ground. For context of the scale’s size, here it is next to a quarter.


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The scale’s LCD display is 3”x 1.5″. For context of the display, here’s the LCD screen next to a quarter. The Precision Power gives instant readings using EatSmart “Step-On” Power Generation Technology and will automatically turn off.


Sleek design:

precision-power-battery-free-bath-scale-inuseThis bathroom scale features a black-backed, tempered glass platform and 12.58″x 10.25″ base. The scale itself weighs in at only 3.4 lbs and looks great in any surroundings. precision-power-battery-free-bath-scale-inbathroom


Features include:

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As with all EatSmart scales, the Precision Power includes our 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty.

Click here to purchase the scale for only $39.95.

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Sneaky Ways to Cut Calorie Consumption and Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

how_to_cut_calories_pinterestWhether you are looking to lose weight or want to commit to a healthier diet, increasing your fruits and vegetable consumption provides numerous benefits. According to the CDC, “Eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to diets, reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, and helps manage body weight when consumed in place of more energy-dense foods.” Unfortunately, only 25% of Americans consume the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and many people eat way more calories than recommended.

If eating less and cutting calories from your diet seems impossible, we have some tips to help you eat healthier without feeling deprived or hungry. You won’t even realize you’ve reduced calorie intake, and your new diet can help you lose one pound a week! Fruits and vegetables have fewer calories and more nutrients than typical snacks of chips, cookies and crackers, making them a great “go-to” snack option. Always remember, if there is no color on your plate, rethink your snack or meal choice and swap something out for a colorful burst of fruits and/or veggies.

A new and improved diet will have you eating healthier and feeling more satiated. What have you got to lose – except some excess weight?

Start the day with fruit or vegetables at breakfast

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Adding berries, prunes, or an apple to your morning oatmeal gives you extra fiber as well as anti-oxidants. Eating eggs? Add some veggies to your omelet. The fiber helps keep your blood sugar steady throughout the morning and prevents hunger pangs mid-morning.

Add veggies to your smoothie

smoothieSmoothies are a great way to enjoy fruit on the run, but you can also add veggies for a nutritional boost. The sweetness of the fruit will mask veggie flavors, so feel free to toss in a large handful of spinach. Add in half of an avocado to make it creamier and add a little healthy fat.

Include healthy fats in your meal

avocadoHealthy fats fill you up and keep you satiated for longer than low-fat foods. Low-fat foods are not as satisfying and usually have more sugar than their traditional counterparts. Add some avocado in your salad and eat the whole egg, rather than just the white. A few nuts on top of your granola works too.

Always choose healthy snacks

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A healthy snack in the afternoon can satisfy your hunger until it’s time for dinner. There are lots of delicious fruit/veggie snacks, and here are some of our favorites:

  • An apple, some walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Celery and carrot sticks with hummus
  • Turkey slices with slivers of avocado
  • Yogurt and berries
  • A hardboiled egg and half an avocado
  • Cucumber and tomato salad drizzled with red wine vinegar and olive oil

Have a salad with your lunch or dinner

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Adding a side salad to your lunch and dinner increases your vegetable and fiber content. You’ll feel full without adding a lot of extra calories. Keep toppings such as croutons, nuts, and cheese to a minimum to keep calorie content under control. Top with a vinaigrette or low-calorie dressing and enjoy.

Pre-portion your snacks

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Snack foods are easy to overeat. Keep yours to the suggested serving size by measuring them by weight on your Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. Save time and money by portioning your favorite eats in grab-and-go containers or plastic baggies. For example, if one serving size of cashews is 150 grams, use your kitchen scale to weigh the nuts and only consume this measured portion. Whenever possible, avoid eating straight from the bag or jar.

Avoid mindless eating

tvMindless eating and snacking tends to happen when food is in front of you and you are “focused” on something else such as your phone, TV, or computer screen. Avoid eating in front of such distractions and take time to enjoy your food. When you are aware of what you’re eating, you tend to eat less of it.

Include a source of protein in every meal

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Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates and fat, and it causes your metabolism to rise.  When you eat protein, you get full faster and stay full longer. Pair an egg or nuts with morning oatmeal, add lean chicken breast to your lunch salad, and have a piece of string cheese with your afternoon apple.

Swap out traditional carbs for veggie substitutes

zucchiniSwitching some of your carbs for vegetables can help you cut calories while keeping you full. Swap out all or some of your pasta for zucchini noodles. “Zoodles” will give you the feeling of eating pasta with less calories and carbs. Cauliflower can be cut into small pieces or riced to give you the texture of rice. When cauliflower is steamed and mashed, it can also be a substitute for mashed potatoes.

Try a new fruit or veggie monthlybroccoli

Try one new vegetable a month or experiment with a new way of cooking vegetables. Roasting is an excellent way to bring out the natural sweetness in vegetables. You may like broccoli or Brussels sprouts after all.


Pro Tip: Exercise in the morning.
Exercising in the morning encourages more movement throughout the day. Exercise helps suppress appetite for a short period. Even little bursts of extra activity during the day can help cut your overall appetite.


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Incorporating these tips to your everyday routine can help you drop weight without dramatic effort on your part. Regular weigh-ins can help you keep track of your success. Our newest scale, the Precision Choice Digital Bathroom Scale, is a simple scale without bells or whistles, that lets your measure your weight accurately and quickly. If you want more data, such as body fat percentages, muscles mass, body water, BMI, and other matrixes, we suggest our Precision Body Fat Bathroom Scale.body fat

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3 EatSmart Bathroom Scales Named Best & Most Accurate on the Market by Faveable

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Three of our Digital Bathroom Scales have been named the top scales on the market by Faveable.“We evaluated pros and cons, durability, specifications, accuracy, and features, all to determine what makes each brand great. Our research led us to the top 7 bathroom scales around, and we’ve even categorized each option according to its unique purpose. The result: the absolute best products you can buy for your specific needs.” Read more…

BEST & MOST ACCURATE DIGITAL SCALE OVERALL

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Taking the top spot as the “Best & Most Accurate Digital Bathroom Scale,” the Precision Digital Bathroom Scale is also the number one best seller on Amazon. It’s classic design and ease of use makes it a customer favorite.
Top features include:
  • Weighs up to 400 lbs / 180 kg to the nearest .2 lb / 3 oz
  • Thick 8mm tempered glass “non-slip” top and large 12″ x 13″ platform
  • Large 3.5″ LCD display with Accubright blue backlight
  • “Step-On” technology weighs instantly – no tapping to turn on the scale
  • FREE EatSmart Body Tape Measure included

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR $22.95


MOST ACCURATE DIGITAL SCALE

faveable-_-winner_most-accurate_tracker_fb2The Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale was named the “Most Accurate Digital Bathroom Scale.” In addition to its unmatched accuracy, the Precision Tracker features AccuTrack software that allows users to monitor both short-term and long-term weight goals. With this scale, monitoring weight changes has never been easier!
Top features include:
  • Track Long Term and Short Term Weight Goals with EatSmart Proprietary AccuTrack Software
  • Automatic User Identification; stores personal data for up to 8 users
  • Weighs up to 400 lbs / 180 kg to the nearest .2 lb / 3 oz
  • Large 3.5″ white LCD display
  • “Step-On” technology weighs instantly – no tapping to turn on the scale

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR $19.95


MOST VERSATILE SCALE

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Taking the top spot as the “Most Versatile Digital Bathroom Scale”, the Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale is not your ordinary bathroom scale.  It quickly and easily measures weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using ITO BIA technology.
Top features include:
  • Measuring Functions: % Body Fat, % Total Body Water, % Muscle Mass and Bone Mass
  • Automatic User Identification; stores personal data for up to 8 users
  • Weighs up to 400 lbs / 180 kg to the nearest .2 lb / 3 oz
  • Large 3.5″ blue LCD display with white backlight
  • “Step-On” technology weighs instantly – no tapping to turn on the scale

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR $44.95


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Introducing the EatSmart Precision Choice Digital Bathroom Scale

esp_meet-the-choice_scaleWe are excited to share the brand new EatSmart Precision Choice Digital Bathroom Scale. This scale is ready to go whenever you are ready to weigh in – simply step on and get your weight within seconds. The slim, ergonomic design fits perfectly into any surroundings, and its tempered safety glass platform weighs up to 400 pounds to the nearest 0.2 lbs. With our “beep feature”, the scale will beep once when a weight locks in, giving the user time to step off and easily view the display. The Precision Choice is our basic bathroom scale as there are no additional features or user profiles to set up.

Here’s the front of the box: eatsmart-precision-choice-bathroom-scale-new

Here’s the back of the box: eatsmart-precision-choice-bathroom-scale-newbox

What’s in the box:

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Inside the box, you will find the bathroom scale, an instruction manual, customer satisfaction guarantee and three AAA batteries (included – taped to the plastic packaging).


Battery compartment:

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Just pop the three batteries into the back of the scale and you are ready to go.


Four EatSmart precision sensors: eatsmart-precision-choice-bathroom-scale-feet

Four EatSmart precision sensors in each foot of the scale ensure accurate measurements in 0.2 lb or 0.1 kg increments.


Three measurement modes: eatsmart-precision-choice-bathroom-scale-measurements

You can easily switch between pounds, kilograms or stones by pushing the unit button to the right of the battery compartment.


Height of the scale: eatsmart-precision-choice-bathroom-scale-height

The platform sits approximately one inch off of the ground. For context of the scale’s size, here it is next to a quarter.


Beep feature:


LCD screen:

lcd_screen_bathroomscaleThe scale’s backlit LCD display is 3.2”x 1.5” and lights up in cool blue. The Precision Choice gives instant readings using EatSmart “Step-On” Technology and will automatically turn off to conserve battery power.


Sleek design:

lcd_screen_bathroomscale_precision_choiceThis bathroom scale sports a black-backed, tempered glass platform and 11.8″x 11.8″ base. The scale itself weighs in at 4.5 lbs and looks great in any surroundings. precision-choice-black-bath-scale


Features include:

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As with all EatSmart scales, the Precision Choice includes our 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty.

Click here to purchase the scale on Amazon for only $17.95.

Do you have any questions about our new Precision Choice Bathroom Scale? Please tweet them to us @eatsmartscales. We’re here to help!

Why Your Body Fat Scale Readings Will NOT Add Up To 100%

Why Your Body Fat Scale Readings Will Not Add Up To 100%

Body fat scales, such as our Precision Digital Body Check Body Fat Scale or Precision Digital GetFit Body Fat Scale, help you get a more accurate picture of your health than an ordinary scale. A body fat scale gives you the breakdown of your weight, allowing you to see if your pounds are coming from fat, muscle mass or water.

Both of our EatSmart body fat scales provide information on weight, body fat, body water, bone mass and muscle mass. Our Body Check scale also calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index) and calories per/day needed to maintain your current weight. As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass, body water and bone density, so it is a good idea to monitor these important health metrics.

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When reading your data, keep in mind our bodies are made up of 50% – 65% water. It’s important to note that all tissue, including bone, contains water. Muscle contains more water than fat does. Muscle contains up to 75% water, bone can contain up to 22% water, and fat tissue contains up to a mere 10% of water. Men have more body water than women, which in part is because they carry more skeletal muscle and less essential fat.

These water percentages are important to note when speaking about body fat scales. Because both fat and muscle contain water, part of their total weight includes water weight. This will cause the overall total to be higher than 100%.

For instance, the following stats come from a 172.8-pound man:

Fat: 20.6 percent

Water: 60.5 percent

Muscle: 46.8 percent

Total percentage: 127.9

The total equals 127.9 because body water is found in both the muscle and fat, which increases the total percentage. His water percentage is pretty much on target and his body fat and muscle mass are both within the healthy range.

Weighing yourself consistently, at the same time and after the same amount of activity, is necessary for an accurate reading. Drinking a lot of water or exercising and sweating profusely can alter your body water and may impact the reading on the scale. Ideally, you should weigh yourself first thing in the morning or at least two hours after a meal.

 

The Differences Between the EatSmart Body Fat Scales: GetFit vs. Body Check

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All bathroom scales measure your weight. However, weight alone is not an accurate indicator of health. A body fat scale can distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and pounds that come from mass muscle and total body water, providing a complete picture of health. Body fat scales such as the Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale and the Precision Body Check Digital Body Fat Scale are great tools to monitor your health and fitness at home.

How they work: EatSmart body fat scales use BIA (Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis) technology to send a low intensity electrical signal through the body. The rate at which the signal flows through body, combined with the user’s gender, height, age, activity level, allows the scale to calculate body composition. This signal is perfectly safe and is not felt by the user.

Body fat scales are ideal when losing weight or training for an athletic event. Even if weight plateaus, users could notice a decrease in body fat and increased muscle mass. Body water ratios are higher in lean tissue than fat tissue and knowing your stats is a good indicator of your body’s health. Water ratios are especially important for athletes, as dehydration can derail performance.

Body fat scales give you the information you need to ensure that you are on the right path to health and fitness.

The similarities:

In addition to measuring weight, both of the EatSmart Body Fat Scales provide the user with a total body composition analysis. Both scales share the following features:

  • Measure up to 400lbs and display an accurate readout to the nearest 0.2 lbs
  • Use “Step-On” technology – no more tapping to turn on your scale
  • Store up to 8 unique user profiles, and recognize the individual user as soon as they step on the scale
  • Athlete mode allows active users to get more accurate readings for health metrics
  • Sturdy, slim profiles that will fit perfectly (and look good!) in your bathroom
  • Contain detailed instruction manuals (which also defines body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass) and come with batteries
  • Bright blue backlit LCD displays with touch screen buttons
  • Backed by 100% EatSmart Guaranteed Product Satisfaction

The Differences:

THE LOOK

The Precision GetFit Body Fat Scale comes in black and is a square with rounded edges. The Body Check Scale is white with slightly curved top and bottom edges. The LCD screen on the GetFit is a square and slightly smaller than the rectangular LCD screen on the Body Check.EatSmartBodyFatScale-Dimensions

EXTRA FEATURES – BMI AND CALORIE INTAKE

In addition to weight, the GetFit Body Fat Scale calculates body fat, muscle mass, total body water and bone mass. The Body Check Scale monitors 7 important health metrics including weight, body fat, muscle mass, total body water, bone mass, BMI (Body Mass Index), and estimated caloric intake. The daily caloric intake estimate calculates how many calories are needed to maintain your weight.

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BEEP FEATURE

The Body Check Scale features a unique weight lock-in indicator. When the user’s weight is registered, the scale will beep allowing them to step off the scale and easily view the display. The GetFit does not have this beep feature.

BATTERIES

The GetFit runs on 4 AAA batteries and the Body Check runs on 3 AAA batteries.

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PRICE

The GetFit is priced at $44.95 and the Body Check is on sale for $24.95. bodycheck getfit vs

Anyone looking for a long term commitment to a healthy lifestyle would benefit from using a body fat scale.

Do you have a question about our Body Fat Scales? Tweet to us @eatsmartscales.

Introducing the EatSmart Precision 550 Bathroom Scale

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The next BIG thing is here! We’ve expanded our product line and are excited to share the new EatSmart Precision 550 Digital Bathroom Scale! It tops the charts with a weight capacity of 550 pounds – the highest capacity EatSmart scale and the highest in the consumer market. The sturdy, high-quality design features a glass base and a fingerprint resistant stainless steel platform. With our new “beep feature”, the scale beeps three times when a weight locks in, giving the user time to step off and easily view the display. These features combined with its super sleek design, differentiate it from other high capacity scales.

Here’s the front of the box:

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Here’s the back of the box:

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Inside the box, you will find the bathroom scale, an instruction manual, customer satisfaction guarantee and three AAA batteries.

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Just pop the three batteries into the back of the scale and you are ready to go! Four EatSmart precision sensors ensure accurate measurements in 0.2 lb or 0.1 kg increments. You can easily switch between pounds and kilograms by pushing the unit button to the left of the battery compartment.

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The platform sits approximately one inch off of the ground. For context of the scale’s size, here is the 550 next to a quarter.

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This bathroom scale sports a black, tempered glass base with a stainless steel platform and weighs in itself at 7.6 lbs. With a sturdy, 15″x 13″ base, it can easily accommodate some pretty big feet!

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The scale’s oversized, backlit LCD display is 3.7”x 2.3” and lights up in cool blue. The Precision 550 gives instant readings using EatSmart “Step-On” Technology and will automatically turn off to conserve battery power.

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If you’re looking for a sturdy and reliable scale, the Precision 550 is for you. The stainless steel finish on the 550 makes it an attractive addition to any surrounding.
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As with all EatSmart scales, the Precision 550 includes our 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty.

Click here to purchase the scale on Amazon.

Do you have any questions about our new Precision 550 Bathroom Scale? Please tweet them to us @eatsmartscales. We’re here to help!

9 “Must-Haves” for a Healthier New Year

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Did you make a resolution to start the New Year on a healthier note? It’s an annual tradition for many, yet surveys show that only 55% of people stick with their resolutions through January!

Change is never easy, so we’ve compiled a list of “must-haves” to help make your resolution stick.

EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale

The EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale will keep you motivated throughout the New Year. It displays the users’ current weight, weight change from the previous weigh in and total change from starting weight. The unique touch screen interface and automatic user recognition make it very user friendly. $44.95

Chef’n SaladShears Salad Chopper

Prepare a nutritious, delicious chopped salad in minutes with Chef’n SaladShears Salad Chopper. The chopper’s scissor-like design cuts and shears lettuce into perfect bite-sized pieces, while the nylon blades prevent wilting. $29.99

Meal Kit Home Delivery

Companies like Blue Apron, Plated and HelloFresh will send you all the ingredients you need for a fresh, home-cooked meal. Their services are ideal for anyone who would like to cook more at home, but is short on time or wants to learn new recipes. Ingredients are pre-measured there’s less food waste. Prices vary.

EatSmart Precision Body Check Bathroom Scale

The EatSmart Precision Body Check Bathroom Scale does so much more than a standard bathroom scale. In addition to calculating weight, it estimates six other important health metrics: BMI (Body Mass Index), body fat, muscle mass, total body water, bone mass, and daily caloric intake. You’ll get a more complete picture of your health and fitness progress with the Body Check. $39.95

Rabbit Citrus Juicer

Start your day with fresh squeezed juice from the Rabbit Citrus Juicer. This manual juicer is easy to operate and won’t impart bitter oils from the fruit peels the way an electric juicer can. $50

EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale – Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

If eating healthier is your priority, our EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale can help. It analyzes the nutritional content of any food, by portion size. The database stores nutritional values for approximately 1,000 foods and can calculate the nutritional content for any food with a USDA nutrition label. $69.95

Chef’n SpinCycle Salad Spinner

Eating healthy is so much easier when foods are clean and ready to eat. The Chef’n SpinCycle Salad Spinner quickly cleans a head of lettuce and then conveniently stores it. The spinner is perfect for a grab-and-go lunch or side dish. $29.99

Healthy Snack Box Subscription

With a monthly subscription, companies such as Bestowed, NatureBox and Love With Food will send a box of healthy snacks directly to your home. Having healthy snacks on hand prevents you from diving into that bag of chips. Prices start at $10/month.

Houdini Wine Preserver

A glass of red wine can be part of a healthy diet. Enjoy a sensible glass with dinner, and then preserve the rest of the bottle with the Houdini Wine Preserver. It removes air from the bottle to keep your wine tasting fresh and delicious. $12

Which product will help you reach your goals in the New Year? Share with us @EatSmartScales.

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