Lose Weight by Rearranging Your Fridge

Monday, October 4, 2010 by Kerry A.
I got this great article in my inbox from iVillage and I just had to share it. The concept is simple: If you make the healthy foods easier to both see and grab, you're more likely to consume them rather than all that junk food. Here are a few of the things that I found most interesting and helpful from this article, focusing on rearranging your fridge for easy, natural weight loss help.

Top shelf:
Stock it with healthy and low-cal beverages: skim milk, almond milk, 100% fruit and veggie juices (no sugar added) and filtered water. "Opting for low-cal beverages is a simple way to shave calories out of your diet and staying hydrated helps to curb your appetite." says Larrian Gillespie, M.D., author of The Goddess Diet.

Second Shelf:
Put your fresh produce here and make it easy to grab by pre-cutting and washing.  USDA researchers say eating two to three cups of fresh produce daily is the key to shedding two pounds weekly!

Third Shelf:
Protein. Place all your hard-boiled eggs, precooked, skinless lean meats, organic raw nuts and reduced-fat dairy here. The article states that women who add two ounces of protein to every meal eat thirty-one percent fewer calories daily. (This is a new tip for weight loss help for women that I'd never heard of before.  It also reinforces what I recently read from my Jillian Michaels newsletter that said I need to add more protein to my diet for my body type to help maintain weight loss.)

Crisper:
Place the tempting desserts here.  This is interesting since we typically use the crisper for the fresh produce.  But it's worth a try if it stops a person from over indulging!

Door:
Stock up on flavorful condiments.  The article states tasty condiments help people feel full on 200 fewer calories daily. 

More tips
  • Use taller, thinner glasses and smaller plates.  You'll eat and drink less but feel just as satisfied.
  • Put high calorie items such as chips up high. Making them harder to get will cause you to reach for them less.
  • Playing soothing music while you eat helps you to relax, therefore eat more slowly and consume less.
Read the iVillage article here: Drop Pounds Without Dieting Just by Rearranging Your Kitchen

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