A recent study from Cornell University has found that the food we leave out on our kitchen counters plays a significant role in determining our weight. So when you’re evaluating your weight loss goals, it’s always a good idea to reconsider how you organize your kitchen. Check out the below do’s and don’ts to help you optimize your kitchen for healthy eating.
Exposed Snack Foods
Don’t: Keep chips or cereals on your countertop, where you’ll be tempted to grab a handful every time you walk past.
Do: Replace binge-worthy foods with a bowl of fresh fruit or dried fruit, and pack in the vitamins whenever a craving hits!
Glass Goody Jars
Don’t: Display candy or other sweets in a glass jar, where they’re easily visible and all-too-tempting.
Do: Store healthy snacks, like sliced vegetables or nuts, in clear containers you’ll see first.
Don’t: Serve yourself from larger packages of food, leading you to over-indulge.
Do: Distribute family-size packages into single-serving portions, so you’ll have just enough food to satisfy your appetite.
Don’t: Move serving dishes to the table, leading to over-sized portions.
Do: Serve food from the counter or the stove, where it’s less easily accessible for extra servings.
Don’t: Organize your cabinets so junk foods are the most visible. You’re more likely to eat the first thing you see.
Do: Move healthier options to eye-level, increasing the likelihood you’ll gravitate to them first.
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