One of the products that Dr Oz had on his show recently was the Measure Up Bowl (in case you missed the segment, you can read the recap here: Dr Oz Measure Up Bowl). Many of us struggle to figure out what an appropriate portion size looks like, so the Measure Up Bowl takes the guess-work out of Portion Control for you. I can’t tell you how many times I have read the Nutrition Facts on a box of cereal and said to myself, ok I am just going to eat one cup of cereal – but then I never actually measure out the 1 cup – I just “eyeball” it and hope that I am close. And we all know what that leads to … if I am hungry, I rationalize eating a bit more by telling myself that I did not really eat a full cup. The genius of the Measure Up Bowl is that you do not need to take out a measuring cup every time you eat because the measurements are etched right into the inside of the bowl.
As you can see in the photo above, the large Measure Up Bowl has markings for a 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1.5 cups and 2 cups. There is also a smaller version with marking for 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup. Before using the bowl for the first time, I decided to do a quick test to make sure that the 1 cup marking really gave me a full cup – this way I could have no excuses to take a bit extra on the off-chance that the measurement markings were a little bit off.
And into my Measure Up Bowl went the Rice Krispies that I had already measured to be exactly 1 cup. This bowl is precise! My one cup of Rice Krispies filled the bowl up to the 1 cup measuring line. But this bowl is useful for so much more than just your bowl of morning cereal. It is microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe, so warm meals are accounted for, as well as easy cleanup. The Measure Up Bowl website even has a couple of diet plans that you can follow using their bowls. Here is one for a Low-Sugar & Heart Healthy Plan and here is another one for a Weight Management Plan. Heather Harvey, creator of the Measure Up Bowl lost 83 pounds in just 11 months through portion control, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. If you are looking for a product to help you with portion control, I highly recommend checking out the Measure Up Bowl for Portion Control in a Bowl!
For more information, please visit the Measure Up Bowl Website.