I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer nor the swiftest in a race but I've started using my Rapala Digital Scale for other things than weighing a fish. Since I was diagnosed as diabetic, I have been careful in the portions that I eat. We don't have (yet) a food scale. So I place a portion in a baggie and weigh the portion with my fish scale. Works just fine. It's also useful when you want to know how many pounds of fish you have in a freezer bag,etc.