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The Slate helps you figure out exactly how much you’re eating


When you’re starting to lose weight with help from an app like MyFitnessPal, you try and count every single action as a way to get extra calories so you can eat more. However, you don’t really care about specifics. You’ll fudge a little extra or a little less food here and there until it seems right, but not caring about being detailed can lead to you getting off track.

If you want to make sure you’re not skimping when you’re trying to lose weight, the Slate will make sure you can’t guesstimate. This is a Smart Scale for food that is small enough to fit in your bag or purse, and will easily connect with your smartphone. It tells you the weight of the food, calories, and the macronutrients such as fats, protein, and carbs. This sort of information is exactly what you need if you have a habit of going overboard.

To use this device, you simply turn it on and it will pair with your phone. Put some food on it and presto, now you know what’s on your plate so you can better understand what is going into your body. This will last for a month on one charge, has a tare to zero for placing a dish on top, a 2.2lb capacity, and a huge database to pull information from. You can scan food with barcodes on your phone through the corresponding app, create recipes, find recipes based on your caloric goals and more. This is a crowdfunding campaign, but those interested can pledge $49 or more to secure theirs for when there is an initial production run.

Available for crowdfunding on indiegogo