The Four Kitchen Gadgets That Can Help You Lose Weight

Sep 10, 2021

It’s no secret that weight loss is challenging. Even if we leave the house with the purest intentions and a bottle of green juice, our willpower can dwindle over the course of the day. In Texas, especially, it can sometimes feel as though there’s a temptation on every corner.

This is one of several reasons why cooking and eating at home is an effective way to manage weight loss. In addition to selecting healthy options at the grocery store, there are a variety of kitchen gadgets that are effective for reducing calorie intake and giving us the support we need to optimize our weight loss. Here are four kitchen gadgets that, if integrated into your daily routine, can help you prepare healthy and tasty meals that will also help support you on your weight loss journey.


Look, we all love pasta. It’s a delicious vehicle for fragrant sauces and protein-rich meat. What if there was a way to continue enjoying our pasta dishes and lose weight? The spiralizer is a great piece of kitchen equipment that can also lead you to incorporate more veggies into your diet!

Now you can still enjoy your Italian-themed evenings by substituting spiralized vegetables in place of pasta. Low-calorie zucchini is a fan favorite, but you can use this kitchen gadget on anything you like, such as carrots in the picture above

Kitchen scale and measuring cups

Counting calories can be effective, for weight loss. There are a variety of different applications to help you track calories.

The problem is that calorie charts are often inaccurate, or we ourselves don’t measure our portions properly and end up consuming way more calories than we intended to.

If we want the accuracy required for weight loss, a kitchen scale is a great tool. It can measure anything from portions of meat to bags of nuts in order to accurately reflect the number of calories we are consuming, and change our habits accordingly. Measuring cups are also a simple and affordable kitchen tool that can be used to help measure out portions. This scale is also helpful with measuring your protein foods to make sure you are getting enough at meals. Protein is essential for healing and weight loss. It is important to try and get 3-4 oz of lean protein at your meals. Try using the kitchen scale to make sure you are hitting this goal!

Slow Cooker

Our days are busy enough without having to worry about having low-calorie, nutritious meals for dinner. A common reason why many abandon their diet is the notion that eating healthy takes more time. After a long day at the office, or school, most of us don’t want to take hours preparing some big meal. But eating healthy for weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be quite easy, especially with the right gadgets.

Have you ever used a slow cooker? You take 10 extra minutes in the morning before work to add some protein, spices, vegetables, and broth to your slow cooker, and voila! The cooker will do its work while you do yours. When it comes time for dinner you won’t have to worry about exerting any extra time or effort to have a delicious and healthy meal.

Air Fryer

Air Fryers are having a bit of a moment right now…as they should be. Foods fried in inflammatory vegetable oils are more calorie-dense However, having an at-home air fryer allows you to be in charge of frying your own foods- the healthy way! You can take your favorite vegetables and proteins and cook them in the air fryer with heart-healthy fats such as olive or avocado oil.

Air Fryers work by coating food in a thin layer of oil and rotating heat within the gadget.
Air Fryers are fast, effective, and make delicious food. And since they’re very popular online right now, there’s plenty of healthy recipes you can access online.

You don’t have to undertake the challenge of losing weight alone. Once armed with a Spiralizer, Kitchen Scale, Measuring Cups, Slow Cooker, and Air Fryer, you’re sure to succeed in meal prepping and cooking more healthy recipes at home!

Our doctors, Dr. Alibhai and Dr. Gulamhussein at Nova Bariatrics and General Surgery are committed to your health and well-being. At Nova, we stand by our commitment to providing you with a personalized treatment plan, your partners in your weight loss journey, and your companions to your fast and easy recovery. Meet our doctor at Irving, TX, Arlington, TX, or at our Paris, TX locations.

Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai

Dr. Alibhai, a board-certified general surgeon, passionately leads Nova Bariatrics and General Surgery. Formerly an Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School, he’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University, Medical School at UT Southwestern, and residencies at UT Southwestern. Specializing further, he completed Bariatric and Robotic Fellowships, advancing surgical techniques with a focus on patient well-being.



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