“A cup of flour and a pinch of salt” don’t actually sound like real directions in the kitchen? We get it, becoming a remotely decent cook takes time, perseverance, and a lot of effort. And, sometimes you end up overcooking frozen products, putting too much salt in your salad or making your kitchen look worse than a war scene.
For all of that, you still have time. For all those mornings when you woke up earlier than your significant other to make coffee and breakfast in bed. For all those dinners where you spent countless hours picking up the right perfume and outfit to impress your loved one, and forgot about what’s in the oven.
And, if you’re still wondering why you need a mechanical food scale, here are some uses that might have slipped your mind at first.
They are convenient to buy and easy to use
First of all, an analog kitchen scale is a safe and durable investment. These products tend to last many years, and you’ll get a trustworthy partner in the kitchen in your future cooking quests without much fiddling.
Digital scales are easy to use as well. Basically, all they need is a battery and a push of a button and then they’ll do the magic for you. In addition, kitchen scales can also allow you to easily switch between grams and ounces and convert your required measurements to make sure you add the right amount of each ingredient.
They help with portion sizes by providing accurate measurements
It’s not necessarily important what you eat as long as you’re not eating too much of it. Each diet and lifestyle choice grants you a cheat day per week where you can eat as much as you want of anything. However, a healthier choice would be to not limit yourself to what you can and can’t eat, but simply measure the size of your portion.
A food scale is perfect for weighing your ingredients to make sure you don’t eat too much. You can also put the whole meal on the scale and determine if that’s the right portion for you.
Meal measurement is probably the easiest and fastest way to change your dietary habits, improve your lifestyle, and enjoy a healthier life altogether. Buying a food scale is the first step to finally have that beach body you always dreamt of without giving up on all your munchies and cravings.
They help you count calories and determine real serving sizes
If you’re on a strict calorie diet, the best way to ensure you’re eating properly is to have access to a digital weighing scale. Measuring the exact size of your portion will provide you with all necessary information to ensure you’re on the right track.
All you have to do is check each of the ingredients’ label and, based on the information provided, calculate the exact number of calories you’ll be eating. This might sound tricky and time-consuming at the beginning, but we can assure you it’s an easy way to eat the right amount of each food and benefit from all its nutrients and vitamins.
And, if you want things to go easier, there are plenty of online apps for your smartphone or tablet which calculate the exact number of calories you’ve eaten in a day and give you tips on how to achieve your desired weight faster.
Again, all you have to do is to measure your portions and to avoid exceeding the daily intake of calories. Keep in mind that water doesn’t have calories, but coffee, tea, fresh juices, and other beverages do so make sure you count them as well.
They encourage you to adopt healthier eating habits
Once you’ve gotten used to a kitchen scale, you’ll easily be able to determine the right portion size for each meal. In time, it will help you build healthier eating habits and prevent you from overeating. This will not only change your entire dietary routine but will also promote a healthier lifestyle and possibly aid with weight loss.
Unfortunately, scientists are not yet on the same page with the number of times you should eat daily to maintain the benefits achieved with the help of a kitchen scale.
For instance, some suggest that three main meals and two additional snacks are the key to sustainable weight loss, while more recent studies rather focus on the time you should eat, suggesting that you should wake up early in the morning, have a healthy breakfast 1-2 hours after you woke up, and then eat the rest of your meals (including dinner) until 4 p.m.