Weight-management is a thriving industry with a multi-million dollar turnover each year. Most fitness gurus advice people to watch how much they eat instead of obsessing over what kind of foods they should eat or not each. However, portion management is easier said than done since carrying a food scale around isn’t a feasible option for people who eat out frequently. The Blue scale food concept looks to make measuring food portions easier for dieters.
The pocket-sized scale pairs up with your smartphone via Bluetooth and allows users to access extensive online calorie count databases to check the amount of calories a meal has. For example, if you are planning on making a sandwich but you don’t know how much mayo should be added to keep the meal under a certain calorie count. In such a situation, you can simply put the ingredients of the sandwich on the BlueScale, sync it to your phone and search an online database to give you a real-time calorie count of the items on the dish.
As you add and subtract items from the sandwich, the BlueScale will give you an accurate reading of the calories in the sandwich and you can then determine whether the amount of mayonnaise you already have on the dish is sufficient or whether you can still add some more without exceeding a pre-determined number of calories. Developed by designer Ehsan Sayyad, the BlueScale could be a marvelously handy tool not only for weight watchers, but also for people with serious medical conditions like diabetes and heart ailments.
Since the scale provides a real-time calorie count of the food on the plate, it can really motivate people to eat healthier and maintain a tighter hold over the size of their portions. Though the designer has not specified other features of the scale yet, if it can even deliver the single function that it promises, it certainly could be a very handy tool for weight watchers.