The Best Nutrition Scales

Close control of body composition requires portion control, which means kitchen scales are a necessity for any physique enthusiast. Even if you’re extremely metabolically and athletically gifted, the only way to get close to optimum results is to quantify your portions.

I’ve used many scales over the years. Most were cheap and merely did the job. I finally invested a bit more in these, and it was one of the best purchases I ever made.

Steinberg Systems scale, model SBS-LW-7500A, the best diet scales I've owned
The mighty Steinberg Systems scale, model SBS-LW-7500A, the best diet scales I’ve owned. No, sadly they don’t come with Quest Bars.

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Exercise Won’t Make You Lose Weight

Are you beginning to feel like your belly needs its own ZIP code? There are reminders of being out of shape that are hard to ignore. Like when you sit down and feel that fat-roll folding over your belt, reaching out to touch your feet. Or when you’re gently walking and your whole torso jiggles.

Things like these used to mount up to a tipping point for me, and I’d begin exercising. Because that’s what you should do to lose weight, right?

Joseph Westrupp, torso

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Reese’s Sticks Review

God bless the USA for its obsession with peanuts and chocolate, without it we wouldn’t have the venerable peanut butter cup. But this is about about Reese’s Sticks. They’re are along the same lines but add wafer to the mix. Given how good peanut butter cups are, was it a mistake to mess with the tried and true formula, or could Sticks have something extra to offer? Let’s see.

Reese's Sticks

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Myprotein Beef Jerky Review

Even the concept of uncooked dried meant used to bizarre to me, but now it’s one of my favorite foods. I absolutely love it. And it’s perfect for dieting because it takes so long to eat, which is pretty much all you want to do during a diet.

Done right it’s a joy, but done wrong and it’s like eating salty roof tiles. Let’s see how Myprotein’s version stacks up.

Myprotein beef jerky

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Atkins Endulge Peanut Caramel Bar Review

I’m about as far from carbophobic as it’s possible to be, so this isn’t the type of product I’d normally buy. But I saw this Atkins Endulge Peanut Caramel Bar in the bargain bin for 39p down from £1.50, and figured it would be hard to go wrong for that price. Not to mention the idea of a good-sized peanut caramel treat for 136 Calories is pretty enticing.

Anyway, I tried it, and here’s what I found.

Atkins Endulge Peanut Caramel Bar

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Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ‘Wich Review

Ben & Jerry’s are renowned for quality. Of course that doesn’t mean much if you’re not into ice cream, and personally I’ve never got why so many love it. However, ice cream’s existence is immediately justified when wrapped in cookies. The sweet dough and cool, creamy interior of a good ice cream sandwich make a perfect marriage. Given that potential and the company’s reputation, I was excited to see the Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ‘Wich appear in my local supermarket.

I promptly bought and devoured, and here’s what I found.

Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough 'Wich

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Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar Review

Big news if you’re a Quest Bar fan: Quest Nutrition turned their expert hands to creating a coated bar, which is a new area for them. In this review I’ll let you know how the Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar tastes, if the coated bar experiment worked, and whether it lives up to its namesake dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar

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