Gadgets to Help You Lose Weight

Myth
Eating after 8 pm should be avoided during weight loss.

Fact
Calories are calories, they don’t understand time. It doesn’t matter at what time you eat, what matters is what and how much you eat. However, many diet plans suggest eating before 8 pm because some tend to eat more at night, especially when they have skipped a meal during the day.
The biggest impediment in losing weight is going for a workout. The busy routine, physical and mental stress, and several other commitments — all these keep you from finding time to look after yourself and maintain your fitness. How about trying something at home to shed those extra pounds?

Yes, that’s right! At home and that too in your very own lovely kitchen. Your kitchen gadgets will surely help you lose weight; you just need to have the perception to look at them as your tools for weight loss. It’s time to stop working hard and start working smartly. The otherwise popular gadgets for preparing some mouth-watering and lip-smacking recipes should now be helpful in achieving your weight loss goal. The following article will unravel before you all those ordinary (seeming) cooking utensils and storage containers that will play a major role in your weight loss plan.

This is the first and foremost thing your kitchen should have if you are planning a weight loss program. Rather, every kitchen should be equipped with one kitchen scale. What will the scale do for you? The perfect portion scale will track the calories, cholesterol, fats, carbs, and sugars in the food, tell you what exactly you are eating, and help you make healthier choices. There are several types of portion scales, right from the traditional metal ones to the digital ones in the market. You can pick the best one as per your need.

Oil can be the biggest culprit for many people to gain weight. Normally, we tend to “pour” oil in the pan while cooking some recipe and don’t realize if it’s extra. Instead, how about “spraying” the oil rather than pouring it? If you stop pouring oil freehand and use an oil mister while roasting, frying, or grilling food, you will be consuming very less fat while saving around 120 calories for every tablespoon. Try choosing the reusable misters, which are eco-friendly as well as less expensive than the disposable ones. Additionally, fill the mister with some dried herbs and canola or olive oil, which will enhance the flavor of the food, yet cut out those extra calories.

Not only for losing weight, a vegetable steamer is an all-time favorable equipment to cook healthy and nutritious food. When the food is cooked in the steamer, it doesn’t come in contact with water, and hence, the nutrients of the food are retained till consumption. After raw food, steam cooking takes the second position in being one of the healthiest cooking methods. The steam collected in the steamer allows faster cooking and takes less time for the food to get completely cooked, keeping it tender and tasty. Use of a steamer instead of grill or other cooking equipment that involves more use of oil or fat is always a better choice because of its quality of sealing in all the nutrients in the food and at the same time, keeping it tasty and flavorful.

It goes without saying that if you have measuring cups and spoons in your kitchen you are bound to add the correct amount of ingredients and therefore measure the portions by size and not by weight. This will also make you limit the use of extra fat while preparing a recipe. It is difficult to decide the correct amount of ingredients that will be going into the dish, just by looking at them. Moreover, approximate values, especially of the food items, like peanut butter, salad dressing, nuts and cereals, are pretty deceptive and the greatest contributors to weight gain.