When you’re on a weight loss program, you’ll find challenges unique to where you find yourself—and perhaps nowhere more so than at home. Here are five tips to help you identify potential pitfalls and keep your house in order.
Problem Spot: The fridge/freezer. You’ll find ice cream there and the occasional leftover cake. Solution: See it for what it is: a bounty of healthy food and drink. Fruit. Veggies. Lean meats. Bottled water. As long as you’ve chosen your Nutrisystem add-ins wisely, this should be a gold mine. Learn more about How To Fool Proof Your Fridge For Weight Loss! >
Problem Spot: The pantry and cabinets. For most people, this is where the darkest danger lurks, because it’s where most of the treats are. Solution: Own it. Carve out your own area for Nutrisystem food and only Nutrisystem food, and keep tempting goodies away.
Problem Spot: The kitchen table or dining room table. It’s where you get to watch others eat. Worse, you’re used to eating what they’re eating and may now feel like a spectator. Solution: Play a match game. Choose a Nutrisystem meal that’s the same or similar to what everyone else is having, and you’ll still feel like part of the dining gang—but you’ll still be eating healthy.
Problem Spot: Wherever the TV is. This may be the place where you and your roommate/spouse/family gather and possibly eat together. However, it very well may be a place that also produces bad eating habits and melt-into-the-couch moments. Solution: Multi-task. Keep watching Scandal or Dancing with the Stars. But make sure you don’t do so lying around. Exercise at home during commercials. Even sitting on the floor while watching TV works muscles more than lounging in an easy chair or recliner. However, there are even exercises you can do at home in a chair! Need more ideas for your at home exercise plan? Try these 10 Easy Home Workouts You Can Do In Your Living Room. >
Problem Spot: The bathroom. It’s where the scale is. Solution: Balance your scale-watching. The temptation to look at that thing every single day will result in an emotional roller coaster ride. Plan to weigh yourself once a week, same day, same time, wearing the same clothes. And remember: the scale isn’t the be-all, end-all, either. There are plenty of other ways to measure success, like easily walking up a flight of stairs or fitting into a smaller pair of jeans.