SHOULD YOU USE A FOOD SCALE
When dieting or controlling your intake to minimize body fat, it's a good idea for everyone to get a food scale. I don't think everyone needs to always use a food scale to weigh their food, but it can help you recognize what foods are "friendly" to your caloric intake & foods that are "detrimental" to your caloric intake. Using a food scale will help you realize that you can eat a high volume of certain foods, while other foods used in excess are to be consumed with caution. Keep in mind that this is all about minimizing body fat.
Even if you use a food scale for only 2 weeks or you use it here and there, it can help you understand that foods like avocados, oils, nut butters, pestos, sauces, etc. are extremely high in fat. Now, that's not to say that these foods are "bad" foods, because they are not. But it just allows you to understand that if you want to minimize body fat, consuming a large quantity of these foods may not be the best idea for you even though they are healthy.
If you are looking to lean out, with no plans of a competition or photoshoot, I think it's okay to use a food scale sometimes and sometimes not. If you are getting serious about competing or wanting to get as shredded as possible, then using a food scale is going to allow you to achieve that look much easier with no guesswork.
If you want to be healthy, look good, and perform well in the gym, then it would be advantageous for you to get a food scale and become accustomed to the caloric content in all the foods you like to consume on a regular basis. And once you feel like you have a good grasp on it, shy yourself away from the food scale & live with some flexibility.
www.AdamNeth.com - 6 days ago