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Re: [IP] Do You Weigh Your Food?

 I received the Soehnle Personal Health Assistant Scale for Christmas from my
mom because she knew I was in the process of getting Joshua on the pump.
However, the directions are so damn complicated that I haven't used it yet (of
course, Joshua is also not pumping yet). Does anyone have one of these scales &
know how to use it. I would love some simple directions. It's too expensive to
just sit there collecting dust.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Thomas J. Beatson" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Date:  Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:09:16 -0700

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>On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 20:57:58 -0700  "Laura Shapiro" <email @ redacted> 
> >Hi All:  I met with a new educator today and was surprised at the 
> >to start weighing food.  While I admit I am not the best carb counter, 
> >measuring and calculating and weighing (with those carb point values, or
> >whatever they call them) seems to be a bit overboard to me.  We mostly 
> >foods that I can measure according to serving on the package, or we eat 
> >It seems like a record of restaurant foods, and keeping track of what 
> >well for that favorite food is a better idea.
> >Anyone have any suggestions on this, and if you use a scale what kind 
>and how
> >does it work?
>When I am at home I weigh some of my food. For example, breakfast 
>cereal, English muffins, bread, fresh fruit, raw carrots, fresh 
>tomatoes, potatoes, ice cream and frozen yogurt. I have found that an 
>English muffin or a slice of bread always weighs more than the serving 
>size that's on the wrapper, and fresh fruit and vegetables come in all 
>different sizes. By weighing and multiplying by the appropriate carb 
>factor, I get carb values that are a lot more accurate than I would get 
>by trying to use the standard serving size. Weighing also saves me from 
>having to trim food to match the standard serving size. I eat whole 
>pieces of food, and don't have little pieces of leftovers. I think my 
>boluses are more accurate than they would be if I didn't weigh. I use a 
>Soehnle Gourmet model scale. The box it came in says it was made in West 
>Germany, so it was made before Germany was reunified (1980s?). I think 
>Soehnle still has scales on the market.
>Tom Beatson
>dx 12/1942, 506 1995, 508 2000
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Mom to Joshua, 3, dx'd. @ 20 mos. & Jessie 21
western Massachusetts

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