How to Fool-Proof Your Fridge for Weight LossArticle posted in: Lifestyle
If you’re trying to lose weight and live healthier this year, the first thing you’ll want to do is stock your fridge for slim-down success. Your diet is only as good as the food you have on hand, so a fridge is full of junk is a fast pass to weight loss failure.
Make your kitchen a healthy hub with these simple tips for fool-proofing your fridge:
Prep Your Produce
Hit the grocery store over the weekend when you have more time. As soon as you arrive home from the store, set to work chopping up your veggies and fruits and placing them in individual containers to make for easy grab-and-going through the week. Make sure to place your produce packs at eye level in your fridge—keeping it in sight will help keep it in mind! Healthy hint: Choose raw fruit over fruit juices, which often have sugar added to them.
Mind Your Measurements
Measure out your foods before packing them up so you can be sure you’re staying size-wise all week. When putting away leftovers, take the time to portion them out into separate storing dishes so when another meal-time rolls around, you can be sure you won’t fall victim to portion distortion.
Let’s face it: if it’s in your fridge, you’re going to eat it. Get rid of the junk—the ice creams, fat-packed dressings and sugar-filled snacks. If you shouldn’t eat it today, you shouldn’t eat it tomorrow; no need to leave it lingering in your fridge—or your mind. If you simply must keep one or two splurges on hand, make sure they’re out of sight.
Pack Power Couples
Carrots and hummus, apples and peanut butter. Store your favorite food combos together and you’ll be more likely to reach for them when snack time rolls around. Plus, by packing up pairs ahead of time, you’ll save yourself time in the morning.
Stock Up on Inspiration
Post motivational quotes and photos on your fridge to help remind you of your goals and keep you on the trim-down track. You can even post these questions to help you decide if you’re actually hungry the next time you find yourself facing the fridge.
For even more tips for getting your week off to a healthy start, check out this helpful article.