There are a lot of factors that can determine the success of someone’s diet, and whether they can implement a healthy eating regime and maintain it. But one often overlooked factor is the kitchen.
To be effective, a diet requires a lot of changes to be made within the home. You can’t simply eat out at healthy restaurants and cafes around the clock. With most of your meals, the onus lies with you, and what you are willing to prepare in your home.
Much like an office worker who cannot be productive with an inadequate desk and lack of office equipment, you cannot expect to prepare substantial healthy meals without a suitable kitchen space and the proper utensils.
What a good kitchen should have:
- High quality appliances, pots and pans, and knives
- A range of chopping boards for cutting various foods
- Adequate bench space for your foods, bowls/pots, etc and appliances
- Cupboards that are easily accessible
- Large sink with a second section, and/or dishwasher
- Fridge in close proximity to sink
- Plenty of natural light or good lighting
How to make your kitchen most effective
Ensuring you have all the adequate equipment is important to being able to prepare food well. But if your kitchen is not well laid out, even the best appliances will not make up for structural issues.
If you feel your kitchen does not have enough bench space, or things are not in suitable places, it may be time to do some remodelling. If your budget can handle it, renovating your kitchen can make a huge difference to your lifestyle.
Rather than designing your dream kitchen, it may be worth also using professionals to come up with the layout, as it can save you the headache, and their expertise will ensure all factors are considered.