Okay, ladies...we all know how hard dieting can be! I, myself, have packed on the pounds since weaning Riley from breastfeeding. A favorite diet of mine is the Extreme Fat Smash Diet by Dr. Ian Smith, which I will be embarking on again very soon!
The thing that most diets preach and pound into our head is PORTION CONTROL! Along with proper exercise, portion control is key to any healthy lifestyle. That's where the Measure Up Bowls come in. Dieting is hard, but dieting with the Measure Up Bowls, is easier!
The Measure Up Bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe porcelain portion bowls that are a great healthy lifestyle tool. They TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF CALORIE COUNTING. The Measure Up Bowls can help you lose weight more quickly and easily - but here is the difference. The Measure Up Bowls are designed to help you keep the weight off. They are designed with the intent of permanently changing your lifestyle habits- not to just be another quick fix.
Many diets give you special food PORTIONED OUT. What happens after you reach your goal? Many times individuals go back to their previous lifestyle, and without all the work done for them, gain back the weight.
The Measure Up Bowls are a solution to portion control at every meal. The Classic is for soups, pastas, rice, cereal, chili, anything you eat out of a bowl. The pre-measured portions on the classic are 1/2 cup to 2 cups. The small Measure Up Bowl is perfect for high fat, calorie dense foods such as chips, ice cream, nuts, and granola. These foods should be enjoyed in a smaller serving size. The pre-measured markings on the interior of the small Measure Up Bowl are 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 3/4 of a cup.
How does it work? Look at the serving size of the food you would like to enjoy, measure up to the appropriate line in your Measure Up Bowl, and enjoy! When you are done, just place your Measure Up Bowl in the dishwasher. Quick, easy, convenient portion control in a bowl.
In order to facilitate my review, Measure Up Bowl sent me a combination bowl set, containing one large and one small bowl. I was surprised when I opened the box and found that the bowls were porcelain. This meant they were both dishwasher and microwave safe! Yippee...dieting was getting easier already!
Next, I noticed that there were measuring lines on the insides of both bowls. The large bowl would measure anything from 1/2 to 2 cups and the small bowl would measure 1/4 to 3/4 cups. As a former Science teacher, the next thing I did was actually measure the measurements in the bowls themselves to see if they were accurate. I carefully poured 1/2 cup of water into my trusty measuring cup and then poured this water into each of the bowls and, just as predicted, the Measure Up Bowls had exact measurements!
When I do begin my Extreme Fat Smash Diet, these bowls are going to be used many, many times per day. Most diets call for measured portions of EVERYTHING you eat! I know the Extreme Fat Smash diet constantly asks you to eat one cup of baked chicken, 1.5 cups of cold cereal, 1/2 cup of beans, etc.
Measuring all of these things out used to cause a hungry girl to become a hungry, FRUSTRATED girl. But, using the Measure Up Bowls will eliminate the frustration that can come with portion control and it will also increase my awareness of what a normal sized portion looks like. America is seriously overboard with serving sizes and it is easy for you to lose your sense of what a healthy portion is!
I also plan on using these bowls to aid in the food prep part of cooking. I don't know how many times I've run out of measuring cups when making dinner. Instead of having to transfer your measured ingredients to a different bowl, wash out the measuring cup and use it again, the Measure Up Bowls can come to the rescue. These are the two most versatile bowls in my house!
- Dishwasher safe
- Microwave safe
- Measurements were accurate
- Easily keep portion size under control
- Could be used for regular food prep or as additional measuring cups
- I think the cost of these bowls is a little high.
The Measure Up Bowls are a very good product for anyone on a diet or for anyone who would like an easy way to train their "eye" to normal portion size again. Since you can microwave these bowls as well as wash them in the dishwasher, they are super easy to use all the way around. If you are planning on purchasing these, I would highly recommend the 2-bowl set, since that will save you $8.99 + tax over purchasing the bowls separately.
Disclosure: I received the Combination Measure Up Bowls from Measure Up Bowl in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!