These are my top 6 everyday kitchen essentials for weight loss!
I’ve been tracking my macros for weight loss for a couple of weeks now and there are several things I use in the kitchen every single day to help make it all happen.
They say fitness is 80% nutrition and 20% diet. So I had to make sure I found tools to help me along my journey.
You may find some if not all of these helpful but as you progress on your own fitness journey, you will find other kitchen gadgets that you love too!
Here are some of my faves!
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Digital Food scale
This digital food scale has got the #1 spot in my favorite kitchen essentials for weight loss list. I don’t know what I’d do without my scale.
It’s the only way I can accurately track my calories and stick to my macros!
You may scoop different foods using spoons and cups thinking that they are accurate when really you are just using a lot more than you are supposed to.
Here’s an example for you.
These are the calories for my peanut butter.
According to the nutrition label, 15 grams of organic peanut butter has 90 calories. When I fill my tablespoon to the top, it weighs 21 grams and contains 126 calories.
As you can see, weighing everything you consume is far more accurate so get yourself a food scale!
Giant water bottle
I drink a minimum of 2L of water per day and am working my way up to a gallon.
Using a giant water bottle is a great way to “train” yourself to drink more water.
My 2L jug doesn’t look intimidating to me like it used to when I first started drinking from it.
Using my huge water bottle makes drinking water easy and convenient since I don’t have to keep refilling it throughout the day.
Drinking a lot of water also help keep me bloating, it helps hydrate my hair and skin, and it keeps my hunger in check!
My #1 tip for drinking large amounts of water during the day: start drinking really early during the day so by the time the evening comes around, you’re almost if not all done drinking your water!
Healthy oils are good for you but it’s very easy to overdo it if all your doing is pouring your oils without having any idea as to how much you need and are using.
This is why I use ramekins to store my cooking oils for the day.
Before I eat anything during the day, I enter all of my ingredients for each meal and their *approximate* corresponding weights in my food tracking app.
This includes all of my oils. What I do to ensure I don’t use too much oil throughout the days is weigh all of my oils for the day and put them into ramekins.
Putting all of my oils into these ramekins before I start cooking helps me that I am stick to my macros.
I don’t ever skimp out of these good fats because they are essential for your heart, brain, and hormone health!
Fats typically take up 25-28% of my daily calories.
This is what I use to get my oils out of my ramekins and into my pots and pans.
I love using my silicone cooking brush to get my oils into my cookware. It helps me get a more precise application and it makes my oils go a long way compared to when using a spoon.
I use my blender every day to whip up my protein shakes! I typically have 2 per day.
This is a must-have kitchen tool for me because protein is a must for weight loss, muscle recovery and retention!
Collagen peptides are a must for healthy joints, hair, skin, and nails!
Food tracking app
For $60 a year I get to track my calories and food intake by using MyFitnessPal.
I love this food tracking app because it’s very easy to use and has a MASSIVE food database including foods from many of your favorite restaurants.
All I do is scan the barcodes of the foods I consume and it enters all of the macro and calorie information for me!
You can even use it to create your own custom recipes and share it with others, and you can find recipes already made for you so all you have to do is cook and add it to your diary for the day!
If you plan on counting macros to lose weight like I am, you will definitely need some sort of food tracking app.
You can use the free version which I did for a while but since I’m currently on a cut, I need my macros to be very specific and I can only do so using the paid option.
I highly recommend MyFitnessPal!