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Talking Kitchen Scale Helps Legally Blind Folks Eat Right

Updated on February 10, 2015

Blindness Affects Apatite

Vision loss absolutely affects folks in different ways. For many people like you and me, the realization of suddenly becoming blind after a lifetime of perfect vision, is a life-changing turn of events. Sudden, or gradual loss of one’s visual acuity, is extremely depressing. This sometimes-debilitating depression has a profound impact on our overall apatite. For many of us, we simply eat too much of the wrong foods. In hopes, eating large amounts of junk food will make us feel better about our low vision problem. While still others of us, eating is the last thing we really want to do, nothing sounds good. Using a talking kitchen scale helps legally blind folks eat right.


Overeating or starving ourselves

Either extreme, neither overeating nor starving ourselves is a good healthy, fulfilling, long-term quality of life lifestyle choice. What we need is the willingness to, and an effective, safe and easy way to control exactly how much food we eat.

For many of us, managing our weight has become a life and death issue. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes and a whole host of other health issues threaten to complicate our life. Worse yet, failing to take control of our over weight problems, we all know by now contribute to heart diseases an early death.


Portion Control

The first important thing we must know and understand. Portion size absolutely affects the number of good and bad calories we put into our body. We have all heard it before. Healthy eating begins with controlling what calories we eat from each of the five main food groups.


Eat a balanced diet from the 5 major food groups

1. Grains

2. Fruits and vegetables

3. Fats and simple sugars

4. Milk and dairy

5. Meat, proteins and beans

Serious about watching your weight

For those of us, serious about watching their weight, weighing food with an accurate set of digital kitchen scales is by far the easiest method of measuring a six-ounce portion of meat, chicken or fish. We all know all too well, keeping track of carbohydrates, calories, fats, oils and proteins is an essential step in maintaining a healthy diet. As anyone on a diabetic diet knows all too well, keeping up with all that stuff is a bit of a guessing game without an accurate way to keep track of what he or she eat. That ole rule of thumb, a six-ounce portion of meat is the size of the palm of your hand. I am here to tell you, is not an accurate measure.

Legally blind or dealing with a sight issue, managing our diet challenges we can rely on a talking kitchen scale, weigh all our food, control portion size, and eat with confidence.


Eat well and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, Mike

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    • Pamela-anne profile image

      Pamela-anne 

      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Gee Mike all this talk about food is making me hungry infact my mum and dad just stopped by with some fresh corn and some huge plums! take care I must eat a plum!

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Hey, Pam I know what you mean about junk food, and all those packages that seem to turn into single serving while reading or watching TV, chips, and cookies and oh yeah let us not forget snack cakes or the individually wrapped fruit pies.

      Using a talking kitchen scale to measure food portions, makes controlling what we eat easier. There is something about the talking scale voice telling us exactly how much we are putting on our plate harder to ignore. None of that it is just a small plate or bowl stuff that enables us to overeat.

      Be well, Mike

    • Pamela-anne profile image

      Pamela-anne 

      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Interesting hub mike I could see this as a very useful tool I myself have an overweight problem. I must learn to listen to the voice in my head that is telling me I have had enough instead of listening to the other one that's saying "oh just have one more" but tend to go into an eating frenzy especially with junk food. Thanks for sharing this info take care pam.

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