Body Fat Percentage vs. BMI. What’s the Difference?

  Which is better to measure? Some experts would argue that your body fat percentage is more telling you more about your overall health because BMI values can be misleading.  They argue that BMI measurements don’t take into account whether you’re heavy because of excessive fat or because of an increased muscle mass which obviously …

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Spotting Fad Diets: How to be a Savvy Consumer

By Melissa Herrmann Dierks RD, LDN, CDE Weight loss and long term weight management are best achieved by following a meal plan with a focus on balance, variety, and moderation.  Labeling individual foods or beverages as “good” or “bad” will not help you to reach your goal, and neither will eliminating favorites from your diet.  January …

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6 Weight Loss Tips from the Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic, (supporter and retailer of Escali scales) based out of Rochester, Minn. is a world renown healthcare facility. The Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital form the largest medical center in the world. More than 350,000 patients from all walks of life go to to Mayo Clinic each year to …

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What Are You Thankful For?

During this holiday season we ask that you take a moment from your busy holiday schedule to consider what you are thankful for and what you can do to help those who are less fortunate. Escali proudly supports Feed My Starving Children and Kids Against Hunger in their mission to put an end to hunger …

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How to Save Big on Homebrewing Beer & Wine

Nothing is more exciting than testing your first batch of home brewed beer or wine!  Or is there?  How about saving 25-45% on the cost of your home brewing and wine making supplies.  Many retailers and websites will sell you the necessary ingredients (grains, hops, fruit puree, etc) in single portion or small packages, but …

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The Story of Lauri’s Weight Loss

We wanted to share a weight loss success story  from our new friend Lauri!  We believe there is  great take away from her story… Hello! I wanted to let you know how much I love my Escali Scale!! I have battled my weight for most of my life! I lost about 100 lbs and have …

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Why Do Digital Scales Give Different Readings?

why do digital scales give different readings

Digital scales perform all kinds of essential functions, from measuring body weight to giving accurate ingredient measurements. So, why do digital scales give different readings? If you’re frustrated by fluctuating sizes, read on to find why your device might be providing inaccurate readings. Can Digital Scales Be Wrong? If you weigh things the day, you …

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Popular Mechanics: Escali Alimento is a Can’t-Miss Holiday Gift!

Popular Mechanics calls the Escali Alimento scale a can’t-miss holiday gift for home brewers, bakers, candle makers and future chemical engineers! The durability and versatility of the Alimento are what sets it apart from its competition.  The stainless steel (removable) weighing surface, bright blue back light and optional universal A/C power adapter are icing on …

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Weight Loss, Portion Control & Food Scales: What You Need to Know

Do I really need a food scale? It seems to me that this is one of the most commonly asked questions in weight loss forums.  In short, the answer is YES!  Most people will

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