The whole subject of nutrition, dieting and fitness is something that becomes an interest, if not an obsession, to all of us at some point in time. Whether for our health’s sake, or just to get that “summer body” that social media is always crowing about, we will likely at some point decide to start planning healthy, well-balanced and clever little meals that make us feel, overall, ridiculously good about ourselves.
Unfortunately, most of us are not professional dieticians, but luckily we have the Internet, and the wealth of information it provides, to turn to for assistance. After ploughing faithfully through article after article, you are likely to find a good 4-6 week meal plan that seems like something even you might be able to stick to.
We are now ready to launch into a four-week plan of a “whole new you”, and 1,500 calories a day not only seems doable, but downright exciting! So let’s see, I need to steam 100 grams of cod.
This is where the trouble comes in. We don’t have built-in scales to measure the perfect amount of meat, vegetables or anything else that will make up our perfect, healthy diet. This, more often than not, can prove to be the death of all our good intentions.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution. A digital food scale is a must- have for any kitchen, whether for the above-mentioned reasons of health and fitness, because you’re someone whose hobby is continually trying delicious recipes, or if you’re simply like me – watching Masterchef makes you hungry, and you think it would be fun to buy a whole bunch of nifty appliances and try your amateur hand at one or two dishes.
Seriously though, having one in your kitchen will make your life infinitely easier. All jokes aside, we could all do with living a healthier lifestyle. Your future self will thank you. And when we have such a wide variety of appliances available to us that would simplify our daily lives, we would be fools not to use them.
So here are the reasons I feel everyone should own a digital food scale:
1. Accuracy is guaranteed. The old mechanical type doesn’t really match up.
2. The recommended amounts are actually what your body needs to maintain health and look your best
3. It will make shopping for food easier
4. You can actually make those perfectly- sized meals to eat on a daily basis so you feel less like cheating on your diet
5. Over time, you learn the sizes and portions off by heart, and meal-making becomes automatic
Once you have one in your kitchen and you’re using it often, you will probably wonder how you ever did without it. It is one decision you won’t regret.
A digital food scale will benefit your life and health in so many ways. Today’s living is so fast- paced; the average person handles so many responsibilities, and has so many “balls in the air” to juggle, that sometimes things fall through the cracks. However, our health is not something we should trifle with.
If you’re young, the earlier you get in the habit of healthy and balanced eating habits, the better it is for you. If you’re older, it is only more imperative that you start now.