I gotta say, secretly I love this product... I realize it's not in vogue to approach the new year with diet-oriented resolutions, but - as anyone who reads this blog knows - I am a portion measurer (a calorie counter, even, via my online food diary, which I've been keeping for years) from way back. Don't worry, I take the holidays off. And, for me, this isn't a resolution. It's a lifestyle.
The diary is a way to encourage my accountability. I am, by nature, a list maker, an organizer. I love to see how input and output correspond. On some level, I view myself as a cool science experiment, peeps :-) Of course, I know that some people should avoid this method at all costs. It's not healthy for them. Or, it's cumbersome and unpleasant. But I find it very comforting. It suits my nature. Oh, and I love to eat so tremendously, that left to my own devices, a "serving" is synonymous with a "carton of ice cream".
I'm considering buying this item because I measure out a reasonable amount of my food as it is. (Much of it, I can eyeball at this point, but when I'm dealing with junk food or new food, I do like to apportion with a scale.) I also find it ingenious. I think it's practical design and I'm all in favour of that. Apparently, the woman who developed the Measure Up products, did so because she got sick of spending so much time with measuring cups, as she used a food diary to help her lose a substantial amount of weight after the birth of her children.
But let's get talking about this: What do you think? Do you think food measurement is a good idea? Do you hate it? Have you tried it? Would you purchase this product? Curious to know your perspectives.