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Easy, No Cooking Required Summer Recipes

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Summer days are meant for having fun, not slaving over a warm stove. When it’s just too hot to cook, try a recipe that doesn’t involve turning on the stove. We aren’t talking about a bowl of cereal or a boring salad! The following no cook recipes are hearty meals and snacks that are perfect for hot summer days.


Four Bean Salad bean-salad-salad

Get the recipe from Miss Fitz NYC.


Shrimp Salad Bites

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Get the recipe from Happy Mothering.


Zucchini Noodle, Tomato & Avocado Salad

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Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Chickpeas

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Get the recipe from Scrumpdillyicious.


Strawberry and Avocado with Tuna Salad Recipe

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Get the recipe from Foodie Crush.


Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

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Get the recipe from Easy Living Today.


Cucumber Avocado Basil Mint Gazpacho

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Get the recipe from Self Proclaimed Foodie.


Big Green Breakfast Bowl

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Get the recipe from Wholehearted Eats.


Cauliflower Tabbouleh

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Get the recipe from Power Hungry.


Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding

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Get the recipe from Blissful Basil.


Chickpea Salad with Artichokes and Pesto

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Get the recipe from Avocado Pesto.

Do you have a go-to no cook meal? Tweet it to us at @eatsmartscales.

25 Easy Ways to Increase Heart Health

25 easy ways to increase heart health

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular(heart) disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

Want to know the real secret for the fountain of youth that will help decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease ? Keep your heart healthy! Half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease such as high blood pressure, excess weight or high triglycerides. While you can’t change your genetic makeup, you can change your external risk factors. Even making a few easy changes can have a big impact on your health and quality of life. Your heart works hard every day, take good care of it in return!

Here are 25 easy ways to improve your heart health:

Quit smoking.

This one may not be easy but there are plenty of resources to help you quit like The American Lung Association’s “How to Quit Smoking” page.

Take a walk

couple walkingSitting is the new smoking and walking is an easy way get reduce health risks and get your blood flowing. Check out 11 Ways to Walk More for ideas on how to fit more walking into your day.

Know your numbers

Prevent heart disease by keeping blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides within the healthy range.  You can do this by getting an annual physical and talking to your doctor about what these numbers mean for you.

Watch your weight

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy.  Our Precision Body Fat Bathroom Scale helps you keep an eye on your weight and provides information on body fat, muscle mass, body water and other important health matrixes.

Move that body

Pick an activity you enjoy and get moving!  Optimally, you should aim for 30 minutes a day most days of the week but even just 10 minutes of activity can lower your blood pressure.

Go fish

Eating fatty fish, like salmon, twice a week provides omega 3 fatty acids that improve your heart health.

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couple laughingBust heart-damaging stress with laughter! A good laugh also promotes healthy blood flow in the vessels. So go ahead, search for your favorite videos on Youtube or Comedy Central!

Namaste

Practicing yoga stretches out your muscles, has a positive impact on your heart rate and leaves you feeling calm.

Skip the salt

Reduce salt intake to half a teaspoon per day to lower the risk of coronary heart disease.

Eat your oats

Choose whole grains to add soluble fiber to your diet. They can help lower LDL cholesterol. Check out these ten delicious recipes from The Daily Burn!

Play with your pet

playing with dogPet owners tend to have lower stress and anxiety levels which may improve heart and lung function. Plus walking a dog gets you moving every day! An alternative for those who can’t keep a pet is to volunteer to walk or run with dog at a local shelter.

Socialize more

Loneliness and isolation have a negative impact on your heart that is similar to the effects of smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. Make a date with friends, find an interesting meet up group on meetup.com or volunteer somewhere that will provide fun and positive interactions with others.

Go fast and then slow down

Interval training-speed bursts followed by a recovery pace, gives you greater cardiovascular benefits in less time.

Eat lean meat

Yes, you can enjoy meat in moderation, however choose lean cuts and watch portion sizes. Our Precision Pro Kitchen Scale is a handy tool for correctly measuring proper portion sizes.

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Taste the rainbow

Choose a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables for a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are also low in calories and full of fiber, making you less likely to snack on junk foods.

Enjoy tea time

Both green and black teas have been shown to improve the health of your arteries. Green, black and white teas should be brewed at different temperatures. Our Precision Pro Digital Thermometer can help you make the perfect cup of tea.

Brush your teeth and floss regularly

toothbrush and toothpastePeriodontal disease has been directly linked to several types of coronary disease.

Don’t fear all fats

Your body needs some fat in order to function but too much saturated or trans fat leads to heart disease. Choose heart healthy monounsaturated fats, such as canola or olive oil, and polyunsaturated fats, such as those found in avocados, nuts and some fish.

Hit the weights

Cardio is important for heart health and so is strength training! It helps with weight control, insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

Go outside

women on a benchWhether you take a walk or sit outside to enjoy your lunch being outside in nature helps naturally reduce stress levels.

Have some fun with exercise

Stop looking at exercise as something you have to do and think of it as something you get to do. Eliminate the term “work out” and just go play. Activities such as playing Frisbee, bike riding and roller skating all burn calories and get the heart pumping. Want something more organized? Check out Sportsvite to find a league near you.

Get some rest

In addition to making your irritable, lack of sleep can alter your metabolism, leading to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease.

Take a technology break

Email, texts and social media all increase stress levels. Skip reaching for your phone first thing in the morning and take time to stretch, do breathing exercises or read something positive.

Drink responsibly

Alcohol can have a positive impact on your heart but only when consumed in moderation. This means one glass per day for women and two for men.

Enjoy a little chocolate

Dark chocolate has heart healthy flavonoids, so enjoy a square of chocolate that’s at least 72% cacao.

Have you recently made a positive change for your health? Tweet it to us at @eatsmartscales.

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How to Stay Fit Working From Home

how-to-stay-fit-working-from-homeGoodbye commute and hello home office! Sounds perfect, right? While you can work in your pajamas and avoid rush hour traffic, it will take extra effort to maintain your fitness from home. Without coworkers to visit, meetings to attend, coffee breaks and walks to lunch, you might hardly move all day. With recent research proving how a sedentary lifestyle is very bad for your health, you will need a work from home health and fitness routine that sets you up for success.

Here are 10 health tips to keep you fit while working from home:

Daily walks before and after work 

It’s easy to forget how much time you “have back” from not commuting so take advantage of it! In place of a commute, take a walk before you sit down to work. When you’re done for the day, head out the door and do a 15-minute walk to detox from sitting at the computer.

Create a weekly schedule

On Sunday evening, update your calendar for the week. Whether you have an actual planner or an online calendar, “pencil” in professional and personal obligations first. Just as you would schedule a meeting, add your exercise sessions to best fit the upcoming week.

Set a countdown timer

Use your phone or Google timer to establish a set period of time to focus on work. Always set the clock/timer to countdown the duration of time you plan to work. Inc. Magazine stated studies show the ideal amount of time for maximum productivity is 52 minutes followed by a 17 minute break. During the break, be sure to move and stretch.

Make a quick, healthy lunch

There’s no excuses here! With your full kitchen a few steps away, you can easily throw together a nutritious lunch in just a couple of minutes. For easy to make, healthy lunch ideas, click here.

Set work-life boundaries

Always track your hours and keep yourself accountable. Try not to let work bleed over into your personal time, or vice versa. Don’t feel guilty that you work from home and try to do more to compensate.

Make a “To Do” list the night before

Take 5-minutes before bed to write a task list for the next day. This will help you prioritize what needs to be accomplished and leave you with more time for exercising, cooking dinner and other healthy habits.

Keep nutritious snacks on hand

precision-pro-white-chromeSince you don’t have to pack a lunch and snacks, it’s easy to grab the pretzels and eat straight from the bag. Studies prove mindless eating leads to weight gain so try to only buy nutritious snacks and use your EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to measure out proper portion sizes.

PRO TIP: Measure out correct portion sizes and make your own 100 calorie packs of snacks.

Get a pedometer

Most people with desk jobs aren’t moving too much throughout the day. Pedometers and fitness trackers are worn on the wrist, and they’re able to track steps taken, calories burned, sleep schedules and more. Some trackers even alert you if you’ve been stationary too long, reminding you to stand up and move.

Always walk and talk 

If you have conference calls or phone meetings, always try to take them standing up.

Get enough sleep

Lack of sleep kills both your productivity and your motivation to exercise. When your rejuvenated and well rested, you are able to perform your work in a focused, timely manner and have energy to exercise.

How do you stay fit working remotely? Please share your top tips with us on Twitter @eatsmartscales.

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2016 Father’s Day Gift Ideas – All Under $45

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It’s not easy to shop for Dad. He probably doesn’t need another tie and would prefer to buy his own tools. This Father’s Day, do you want to find a thoughtful gift that won’t end up in the back of his closet?

We’ve compiled a list of unique gift ideas that will help him reach his health goals or simply make his life easier. And these gifts are all budget friendly – nothing is over $45!

For the Fitness Focused Dad

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Our Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale is a great match for the Dad who is focused on fitness and health. This is not your ordinary bathroom scale as it can quickly and easily measure body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass in addition to weight. The scale automatically recognizes users when they step on the scale and has a touch screen interface. | $44.95

For the Health Oriented Dad

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Our Precision 550 Extra Wide Digital Scale is the designed for maximum comfort. The wide platform accommodates large feet and bigger frames, allowing Dad to stand in a comfortable natural manner. The sleek stainless steel design is both modern and sturdy. | $39.95

For the Dad Who Loves to Play Chef

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Our Precision Pro Digital Thermometer is a must have tool for any Dad who loves to grill or cook. The Precision Pro reads the temperature of meat, in 5 seconds or less, and the 1.5 mm probe ensures the juices stay in the meat, keeping each bite flavorful and tender. For easy reference, the cover lists the proper cooking temperature for meat and fish. | $9.95

For the Dad Who Dislikes Packing

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Our TravelWise Packing Cube System – 5 Piece Weekender Set makes Dad’s life easier by keeping his clothes organized and wrinkle-free. These handy compartments simplify packing and make unpacking a thing of the past. The mesh inserts let Dad easily see what’s in each cube – no more frantic searching for his favorite shirt! | $24.95

For the Dad Who Has Vowed to Eat Healthy

precision elite1000_Our Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is an essential tool for the Dad who has made a commitment to healthy eating. To the untrained eye, it’s impossible to tell what 2 ounces of pasta or 4 ounces of meat looks like. The Elite Kitchen Scale measures precise portions in 4 measure modes (grams, kilograms, ounces and pounds) to keep Dad on track with his eating plan. | $36.95

For the Jet-Setting Dad

indexOur Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale helps the jet-setting Dad avoid excess baggage fees. This easy to use scale attaches to the bag handle and beeps when the weight is registered, helping both the over-packer and the souvenir enthusiast from paying for overweight luggage. | $14.95

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Charity of the Month – Men’s Health Network

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

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We’ve selected Men’s Health Network as our charity of the month for June because it’s Men’s Health Month. The mission of Men’s Health Network:

…to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

To learn more about Men’s Health Network, please visit their website.

For every new Facebook follow we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of June, we will donate 50 cents/follower to Men’s Health Network. (So spread the word!)

Click below, follow us and EatSmart will doone click to a good cause - men's health network
If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

The Differences Between the Precision Elite and Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometers

ESP_differences_between_thermometers_pinterestThe most accurate way to know if your meat is cooked is to check the internal temperature with a food thermometer. A digital thermometer takes the guess work out of cooking meat and you get to enjoy a meal that has been cooked to perfection. No more biting into too rare beef roasts or dried out chicken!

Cooking foods to proper temperature also cuts down on food borne illnesses. You cannot judge the internal temperature by looking at, smelling or even tasting food. We offer two options for you to monitor accurate internal food temperatures, our Precision Elite Digital Thermocouple Thermometer  and our Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer.

Digital food thermometers can be used to measure temperatures of items besides meat such as ravioli, bread and baked goods. New Mom? It’s perfect to use to test the temperate of warmed breastmilk or baby formula. You can also use a food thermometer to steep tea because certain teas actually taste better at different temperatures.

The similarities in our Digital Food Thermometers:

    • Easy to read, bright blue backlit screens
    • Innovative, splash proof designs
    • Readings in Celsius or Fahrenheit with a resolution of 1 degree Fahrenheit
    • 1.5 mm step-down probes (that leave a minimal puncture hole so all of the juices stay in the meat)
    • Auto calibration
    • FDA and NSF certified

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Here are the differences in our Digital Food Thermometers:

Our Precision Elite Thermocouple uses a proprietary thermocouple sensor that registers temperatures in 3 seconds or less. The Precision Pro reads temperatures in 5 seconds, but when you’re hungry every second counts! There isn’t much that the Elite can’t be used for with its temperature range from -40F to 572F. The Pro is able to measure temperatures in the range of -40F – 450F.

The Elite comes in a bold, red color and measures 9.75” long x 1.25” wide.  The probe is a generous 4” long and folds down for easy and safe storage.  It also comes with a nylon carrying case. The Pro is an always appropriate basic black and measures 7.25” long x 1.25” wide with a 3” long probe. It does not fold down but comes with an antimicrobial cover to inhibit bacteria growth. The cover has a handy list of the internal temperatures for different doneness of meat. The cover also snaps onto the top of thermometer to extend your reach, perfect if you are reaching into the oven to check your roast.ElitevsPro-Thermometers

The Precision Elite runs on 2 AA batteries while the Precision Pro runs on one CR2032 battery. Batteries are included with both thermometers!

Finally, the pricing! The Precision Elite Thermocouple can be purchased for $19.95 and the Precision Pro Digital Thermometer can be purchased for $9.95 on Amazon.

ESP_differences_between_thermometers_list-2Using a food thermometer can make all the difference between a perfectly cooked meal and one that’s over or under cooked.

What dishes do you rely on your food thermometer for? Tweet them to us @eatsmartscales.

Ground Turkey and Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

With prep time under 20 minutes, this quick and easy meal is perfect throw together after a busy day. Brown rice, lean ground turkey and fresh bell peppers make this stuffed pepper a very healthy dinner option for the entire family.turkey-and-brown-rice-stuffed-peppers

Ingredients:

  • 6 peppers with tops cut off
  • 12 oz brown rice (cooked)
  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey (cooked)
  • 1 onion sauteed
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp on parsley

Instructions:

Sautee the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned. As that cooks, make the brown rice as instructed. Once turkey and brown rice are cooked, mix everything with one jar pasta sauce and a tbsp of parsley. Stuff peppers with the filling.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake 30 minutes.

Optional: Your favorite cheese on top.

How to Plan the Ultimate Backyard BBQ without Breaking the Bank

Plan a Backyard BBQ for Cheap

Throwing a backyard BBQ is one of the highlights of summer. It’s easy to enjoy good food and great friends when you’re sitting outdoors in beautiful weather. However, if you’re not careful, a BBQ can become a very expensive event.

The cost of a BBQ shouldn’t make you sweat. Here are our top money saving tips so you can host a fabulous BBQ without breaking the bank!

Skip the pricey cuts of meat

You can make a great meal out of less expensive cuts of meat. Chuck and flank steaks are less costly than a tenderloin steak. Choose chicken thighs and legs over chicken cutlets for a flavorful and inexpensive feast.

Dress up the old faves

Are you staying traditional with burgers, hot dogs and bratwurst? Try some new twists to standard fare. Stuff the burger with cheese or bacon, marinate the brats in beer or split the dog and stuff with cheese and sautéed onions.

Cook extra portions

Leftover barbecue is delicious, and who wants to cook again after hosting a party? Be sure you only make enough for an extra meal or two to prevent food waste. Our Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is an excellent tool for measuring portion sizes.

Make skewers

Kebabs are a great way to make the most of the meat you have on hand. To make a meal that’s filling and attractive, alternate chunks of meat on your skewer with a variety of bright summer vegetables.

Buy seasonal vegetables

In season veggies are cheaper than specialty items. Zucchini, corn, tomatoes, and lettuce are economical, healthy and flavorful side dishes. Vegetables can also be tossed into a pasta salad for a fun and healthy side dish.

Make your own fruit salad

Watermelon, berries and cantaloupe are a light sweet treat at the end of a meal. Though tempting, skip purchasing the $25 pre-cut fruit salad and buy a full fruits and cut them up. This leads to instant savings!

DIY marinades and rubs

Don’t spend money on fancy rubs, sauces or marinades. You can easily make your own blends at home with ingredients you already have on hand. Rubs are just a combination of standard household spices. Here are four easy BBQ marinade ideas from Family Circle.

Don’t waste fuel

Most people use way too much charcoal when grilling. Three pounds of charcoal is enough when cooking for four to six people. When cooking with propane, be sure to shut the grill off after the debris has burned off.

Get to know your butcher

Not only do butchers know when meat will go on sale, they can offer you more affordable “butcher cuts” of meat. Butcher cuts are often not put on display, but they are tasty and less expensive.

Invest in a food thermometer

A quality food thermometer lets you avoid stabbing the meat repeatedly with a fork, allowing delicious juices to escape. Our Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer monitors the temperature of your meat with a 1.5mm step-down probe that keeps the juices in the meat. You will always be biting into food that’s cooked to perfection.

Bonus: The Precision Pro Food Thermometer is on sale for summer at only $9.95!

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Buy party supplies in bulk

Party supplies often go on sale at the end of May and the beginning of June. It’s a great time to stock up, especially if you entertain frequently or like the ease of disposable plates and cutlery.

BYOB

Provide soft drinks and let guests bring other beverages of their choice. You will save money and guests will have the beverages they enjoy best.

Do you have money saving tips for backyard BBQ’s? Tweet them to us @eatsmartscales.
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30 Easy Ways to Get Started Losing Weight

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Congratulations on wanting to make healthy changes in your life! Weight loss is not always easy and can be daunting if you have a lot of weight to lose.  It will take commitment, focus, planning and some work on your part. If you’re wondering where to start and how to stay on track, here are 30 ways to make losing weight easier.

Connect with your why

Your reason why will keep you motivated. Maybe you want more energy to play with your kids, or to complete a 5K this year, or to get “beach ready” for summer vacations. Think of how good you will feel when you reach your goal.

Be confident

Believing that you will be able to make behavioral changes and stick with them can help you achieve your goals. When you hit plateaus or challenges, confidence will help you stay on track.

Set a realistic goal

Set a goal that is realistic and attainable, and then write it down. People are 42% more likely to reach a goal when they write it down.

Celebrate mini-goals   

Break your major goal down into small chunks so they are easier to attain; athletes break their training down by weeks and months. Whenever you achieve a mini milestone, reward yourself with a small indulgence!

Don’t multitask while eating

When you sit down for a meal or a snack, avoid distracted eating. If you aren’t mindful of what’s going into your mouth, you don’t process that information and potentially eat more.

Choose activities that aren’t food related

Meet your friend for a walk, a fitness class, or a movie rather than drinks or a meal. Find hobbies that do not revolve around food.

Keep a food journal

Tracking what and when we eat can be an eye-opener. Not only does it show us patterns in our eating habits, but it helps us remember snacks and drinks we may have forgotten about, like that 400 calorie Frappuccino.

Snack on walnuts

2 oz of walnuts have shown to satisfy hunger and reduce cravings. They are also a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which can lower elevated triglyceride levels and prevent heart disease. Use our Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to easily measure out 2 oz portion sizes to grab and go.

Workout in the morning

Research shows people who exercise first thing burn fat all day long. They also exercise more consistently since they are less likely to be distracted and skip a workout.

Walk a few times a week

Walking can help you shed pounds and improve your heart health. Start out with 15-minute walks and try to build up to 3 45-minute walks per week. Remember, even 15-minutes of moving helps lower blood sugars and block weight gain.

Wait before seconds

The quicker we scarf down our meals, the less time we give our bodies to register fullness. After your first plate, drink a glass of water and wait a few minutes to see if you are really still hungry.

You can’t out exercise poor eating habits

Exercise is great but it won’t help you burn off excess calories from a poor diet. Remember, weight loss is about 75 – 80% diet and 15 – 20% fitness.

Have a high protein breakfast   

Foods high in protein, rather than carbohydrates, have shown to keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning. Think Greek yogurt!

Skip the junk food aisle

If you don’t buy it, you’re cutting out the temptation completely. Be sure to have healthy, satisfying snacks that you actually like on hand.

Learn portion sizes

Learning to eat correct portion sizes plays a huge role in healthy weight loss. Our Digital Nutrition Scale – Professional Food and Nutrient Calculator not only weighs food, it shows you the calorie, carbohydrates, sodium, fats and 7 other nutrients from thousands of packaged and 999 whole foods. It makes tracking foods and keeping portion sizes under control a snap.

Replace one meal a day with a large salad

This is an easy way to instantly improve your diet. Be sure to include grilled chicken, beans and quinoa for added protein.

Stop skipping meals

When you skip meals your brain goes into starvation mode. It seeks out high calorie foods and leads to binge eating and poor food choices.

Pack a lunch

Brown bag your own lunch to control ingredients and portion sizes. Check out these Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas for People “On the Go” for inspiration.

Pre-portion out snacks

Portions snacks out into single servings for the week to prevent mindless snacking using our Precision Elite Kitchen Scale.

Check the menu beforehand

Plan what you are going to eat before you get to the restaurant and stick to it. This will help curb impulse food choices.

Skip ordering appetizers

Appetizers are often fried and just added, unnecessary calories. Don’t waste the space!

Sleep more, stress less

People lost weight simply by reducing stress and increasing sleep to 7 – 8 hours a night.

Cook with fresh foods

Packaged foods are highly processed, offer little nutrition, and are full of empty calories. Cook with fresh ingredients for a healthy meal.

Make your eating habits sustainable

When choosing your new eating and lifestyle habits make sure they are realiostic for your lifestyle. It’s unlikely that you will live on a steady diet of juice or cabbage soup or workout for 2 hours 6 days a week. Only you know what has succeeded or failed for you in the past.

Drink fizzy water

Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are full of sugar and calories and they do not fill you up. Love the carbonation? Switch to seltzer water with a squeeze of lemon or lime.

Skip the juice

Juice has a lot of carbs and sugar but no fiber to keep you feeling full. Instead, reach for a piece of real fruit to enjoy with your breakfast.

Get support

Studies show people who have a diet buddy are more likely to reach their health goals. Let your family know your new healthy habits and have them help you plan healthier meals that everyone can enjoy.

Plan on plateaus

Some weeks you may not lose weight and that’s okay. Stay focused on your long term goals.

Weigh in

Weigh yourself once a week to see how your progress is going. Our Precision 550 Extra Wide Digital Bathroom Scale is designed for comfort and can weigh up to 550 lbs. It beeps once weight is locked in so you can step off the scale and view your weight.

Chew food thoroughly

Chewing your foods slows down your eating and you can tell when your body is satisfied. It also aids in the process of digestion.

Have you lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off? We’d love to hear what tips worked for you! Tweet them to us @eatsmartscales.

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Quick and Easy One-Pot Recipes

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Cooking dinner sounds less intimidating if you only have one dish to clean up afterwards. That’s why we have gathered 7 delicious, easy one pot meals. No mess, no stress!


Honey Garlic ShrimpHoney Garlic shrimp

Get the recipe from Kevin and Amanda.


Vegetarian Pasta Primavera

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.


Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls

Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.


Seven Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Get the recipe from Mama Miss.


Enchilada Pasta

Get the recipe from Taste and Tell.


Summer Seafood Stew

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.


Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Rice

Get the recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.


Have a favorite One Pot Meal Recipe? Tweet us @EatSmartScales!

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