You might not think about how you stock your refrigerator, but it could help you live a healthier lifestyle. What we put into our bodies typically comes from the fridge and that isn’t always a good thing. Cakes, leftovers, pizza; all of these things seem to jump out at us every time we open up the refrigerator door. But what if we told you that the key to healthy eating is making those items jump a little less?Ready-To-Go Snacks
When hunger strikes, you want food and you want it right now! This often leads to you reaching for the leftovers in the fridge that are readily available. All you have to do at that point is make easy, healthy snacks the thing you reach for first. Try bagging some nuts and leaving them with your yogurt or doing the same with veggie sticks and hummus. It’s quick and far more nutritional than leftover pizza.
Devise a Plan
Don’t open up the fridge just for the sake of doing so. One, you want to keep the door closed as much as possible to save money on your energy bill. And two, this will lead to you taking out something that is appealing to the eye. If you go in with a plan of exactly what you want from the fridge, your eyes won’t wander and you’ll make healthier choices.
Stuck In the Middle
Studies show that people are more likely to choose an item from the middle shelf than any other area in the fridge. With this in mind, keep your healthy fruits and vegetables in the middle and don’t make it a hassle to reach them. You want to eliminate any reason you might have for not making a healthy choice.
Hide the Sweets
Everyone needs a treat now and again, but discipline can be tough. Hiding your snacks in dark Tupperware’s or containers is a good way to avoid slipping up. Put the cookies, cake and other sweets behind the healthy foods so that your eyes aren’t drawn to them. If they’re right in front of your face, it is almost impossible to avoid giving in.
Refrigerators can be your best friend or worst enemy depending on your organization. With all the shelves and drawers that come with newer units, it is easy to hide the bad and put the good front and center. If you need help getting that new refrigerator up and running, call Speedy Refrigerator Service and we will be over in one hour!
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