Friday, August 20, 2010
Have you ever fixed a bowl of cereal according to the serving size suggestion on the side of the box but your not exactly sure that you measured right? Well, I’m on a diet (seems like its never ending) and I try to follow serving suggestions to the T but it’s not always that easy when it comes to liquids and such that you are going to eat out of a bowl right? Right, so when I came across Measure Up Bowls I knew this was a product that I just had to try because they can be used for so much!
About Measure Up Bowls (Taken From Website):
My name is Heather Harvey, and after the birth of my first child I gained a ton of weight. I became pregnant with my second child, and was out of shape, tired and really needed to make some changes. I had struggled with my weight since the age of 13. I had tried fad diets, pills, teas, diets where the food is provided, and some worked for a time. All of these years I failed to realize that it was not a diet but a lifestyle change that I needed.
I vowed to get fit. I did not know how to get started, but I joined a gym. I was limited at what I could do. I signed up with a trainer who is also a chef and a nutrition coach. She helped me learn what you eat is important, but even more important is HOW MUCH you eat. She explained creating a deficit of 3500 calories is the loss of 1 pound. She told me to journal everything that I ate. That way I knew exactly how many calories I was taking into my body.
One morning while measuring out my cereal, I though this would be so much easier if the measurements for what I was eating was inside of the bowl I was eating out of. I wouldn't need to wash or store the measuring cups. It would eliminate a whole step. I looked for it and could not find it anywhere. So I started developing the Measure Up Bowl. That was over two years ago, and with hard work and the loving support of my family and friends I am proud to say the Measure Up Bowl is here! I am even prouder to say it took me about 11 months to lose 80 pounds and I have kept it off for over two years. I continue to experiment with different recipes, exercise routines, and fitness strategies. I am developing many other Measure Up healthy lifestyle tools such as a Measure Up Journal, a plastic children's Measure Up Bowl, and many other fun and exciting products soon to be announced. I have taken every step in this weight loss journey and sincerely hope my experiences and products help you no matter what your goals are.
Measure Up and Good Health to You,
I was sent The Classic Measure Up Bowl and The Small Measure Up Bowl to review and I can say right her up front that I am so loving these bowls they have not only made sticking to my diet easier but they have also made baking and cooking easier too! I love that they are both marked all the way around the bowls so that you know exactly how much you are going to be eating or using in your recipes.
The Classic Measure Up Bowl is great for measuring cereals, fruits, soups, chilis, pastas, rice, salads...Anything you eat out of a bowl! The Classic features 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 cups premeasured portions on the interior of the bow.
I use the Classic Measure Up Bowl for my cereals and other things that I eat that can more easily be measured in this bowl than a regular measuring cup! I have to say that this bowl has really made my daily calorie counting so much easier because I know exactly how much of the cereal, soups and such that I am actually eating.
The Small Measure Up Bowl is perfect for the calorie-dense, high-fat foods that have a smaller serving size. Nuts, granola and ICE CREAM, just to name a few. The Small features 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 cup premeasured portions on the interior of the bowl.
I love to use the Small Measure Up Bowl for my snacks such as chips, nuts and other small serving items. My son also likes to use this one for his cereal since he is only 2 he eats much less than we do so at least with the smaller bowl I can see just how much he did eat.
These bowls aren’t just functional but the are beautiful to boot! I am very pleased to have these in my dish collection they are beautiful and elegant. What could possibly be better than beautiful bowls that helps aid in counting calories?
I’m very happy with the Measure Up Bowls that I received and I’ve used them regularly and they really have helped tremendously with my daily calorie counting.
I think everyone should own a set of these bowls even if you aren’t trying to loose weight or count calories because they make wonderful tools to help bake and cook meals.
To purchase Measure Up Bowls for yourself visit their website!
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Measure Up Bowls mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 3:16 PM