Amy's Food Scale!
This is something that has been around for a while, but I didn't appreciate the concept then as I think I might now.
This type of scale comes with a database of foods. You put the food on the scale, punch in the code or look up the food, and it gives you (among other things) the total grams of carbohydrates.
One of the many major obstacles I fight with is the resistance to measure and count. I think it has something to do with getting all emotionally tied up around the so called "serving size" and my desire to eat much more than that little amount. Or to eat in multiples so I can more easily calculate the carb grams.
Are you with me here?
With this type of scale, I would dish up what I want, punch in the code, and have an accurate count of the carbs. This gets me around the serving size mental roadblock, and give me a very accurate count. This is assuming the food I want is actually in the database.
One commenter, Jana, described actually being able to build a meal this way. Working the scale to "zero" out the previous items and adding the next.
I completely realize that this single item is not going to solve all of my food woes, but each helpful tool is a helpful tool right? I also realize that an accurate count of carb grams can help me match my insulin to those carbs, but it will not make the calories "go away".
If anyone finds something that makes the calories just "go away" - please let me know.