Originally Posted by punkrocksong
There a quite a few free apps that will count calories...that's what I have been using. I wish it kept track for how many carbs and how much protein, fat, and sugar I've had in some kind of chart.
I use MyFitnessPal--both as an app on my iPhone and the web app, which has a few additional (but not essential) features.
It does track crabs, protein, fat, fiber, etc. although there is a limit to how many you can see at once.
Loseit! it another popular one--there's myNetDiary and others I don't know.
I've been guilty of guestimating too - I never thought about a kitchen scale. I'll have to look into that over the weekend.
I bought a "nice" one at Target--it was about $25. Features I like:
it has a total flat easy-to-clean surface, which also means I can lay a piece of wax paper across it before using it, keeping it clean. It's digital--no guessing. It can do both grams and ounces, so I can use either unit. It has a tare feature. It weighs up to 11 lbs. It's also usable for postage checks.
I still guesstimate some things--but only low cal items. So, I'll guesstimate lettuce or other veggies--but never guesstimate meat or cheese.