It’s time for the holidays again, that special time of year when kitchens everywhere are transformed into makeshift bakeries. The season isn’t complete unless it involves gorging on pie, turkey, cookies and roast with shameless, reckless abandon. Once the holiday season finally passes and you awaken from your food coma, you will realize what havoc you’ve wrought upon your once glorious physique. Naturally, the first instinct is to head for the gym, but investing in some gadgets can help expedite your weight loss.
It is a common fact that people often grievously underestimate the amount of food they eat. Working much the same way as a pedometer, the Bite Counter promotes awareness of how much you eat so that you can make adjustments accordingly. It costs about $800 USD, so it probably won’t be the first choice for the casual dieter, but it could be very helpful to people with more serious weight issues. It also has an alarm that will sound if you go over your self-set bite limit.
Scales have been around for as long as anyone can remember and are one of the most beneficial tools for weight loss. Besides allowing you to track your weight, a scale can help reinforce healthy habits. When you see the results of your hard work in the form of smaller numbers, you’re more likely to want to keep going.
Scales come in all sorts, with spiffy features like memory, body mass calculators and the ability to measure your percentages of body fat and water weight. Many can also be programmed to track the stats of multiple users.
Drink More Water! App
Proper hydration is one of the most important yet most ignored bodily needs. Statistics indicate that most people are chronically dehydrated, which impedes the ability of your liver to metabolize stored fat into energy. Dehydration can also cause you to eat more because your brain easily mistakes thirst for hunger! Using the Drink More Water! app, free for Android phones, can help you optimize your water intake for more rapid weight loss.
Everyone loves delicious home-cooked meals, but few have the time to spend cavorting around the kitchen making them. A slow cooker is an easy solution to the problem. It takes very little time to crudely prepare some ingredients, dump them in with some seasonings and leave it to cook while you’re away. When you return, you have a hot meal made from fresh, wholesome ingredients and no unnecessary calories.
Instead of whittling it away on gadgets that are more likely to make you gain weight than lose it, put your Christmas money into a food scale. Try to find a digital one that contains pre-programmed entries that will spit out nutrition facts for the food of your choice. At every meal, weigh or measure your food. In a notebook, write down how much you ate as well as how many calories it contained. When the day is over, tally up the figures. This helps you gain a more realistic view of how many calories you really eat so you can control it better.