1. Plan meals in advance
Life can get very busy with work, bringing up the kids and a seemingly never-ending to-do list. It can be easy to reach for convenience food at the end of the day. Unfortunately, these types of meals can be packed with calories. Try planning a week’s food menu in advance. If you are stuck for inspiration, there are many free meal-plans online, or ask friends and family about their go-to healthy meals. Once you have this plan, you can buy the week’s food and snacks in advance so that it will be less tempting to call a take away when its been a long, tiring day. It also enables you to ensure that you are building all the right goodness into your meals with a good balance and variety of food.
2. Batch cooking
Our second tip to help with healthy eating is batch cooking, so that you have your own convenience food in the freezer ready for the end of a busy day. When you have time to cook a chili or bolognese, measure out double (or more) of the quantities in the recipe and freeze some portions – often they taste even better when re-heated as all the flavors have intensified.
You may even want to batch cook some rice or pasta at the beginning of the week to keep in the fridge and re-heat when needed. This is a real time-saver and the right amount can be weighed out on the night you need it – a great option for busy families where it feels like everyone has a different mealtime.
3. Portion sizes
This is a big one. You may be up to speed on eating well and exercising but your scale is telling a different story. Perhaps its down to your portion sizes? Read this fascinating article by Michael Easter which talks about what happened when he measured his food for four months. For example, a healthy peanut butter snack turned out to be 3 times the calories as he was eating more than 1 portion.
Another good example is pasta, the recommended portion size is 80g of dried pasta - try weighing out your pasta the next time you are cooking and you may be surprised by the result!
Accurately measuring out ingredients and portions can really help with weight control.
Benefits of Truweigh digital scales
Truweigh offers two scales that are ideal for measuring food:
The VORTEX digital bowl scale features a compact design and dishwasher-safe weighing bowl for a variety of home uses. The weighing bowl stores over the scale when not in use and protects the weighing platform. Results are easy to read on the white, back-lit LCD in any lighting condition. Built-in overload protection helps prevent damage to the scale. Other features include Multiple Weighing Units, Power-saving Auto-Off after 3 minutes of inactivity and a Tare/Zero Feature for subtracting the weight of a container or expansion tray.
Our multi-functional CRIMSON collapsible bowl mini-scale is a compact affordable solution which includes a large collapsible silicone bowl and latching cover for incredible versatility. The silicone bowl contains and protects the scale when collapsed, keeping it safe from knocks and bumps. When fully expanded, the bowl provides a comfortably large volume for you to weigh your food in.
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