Organizing your fridge will help you make healthier decisions when it comes to food, and being able to see all different ingredients might even inspire you to cook.
A decluttered fridge also helps you keep track of staples so you never run out of healthy snacks. Ikea or even the dollar store has many clear storage bins, that are both dishwasher safe and stackable, that will help you see the array of healthy foods in your fridge.
Begin the week by creating a snack center in your fridge. Utilize a clear storage bin and small clear containers as ago-to spot to find healthy munchables when hunger strikes. Keep these items in 150-calorie snackable sizes and at eye level so when your cravings for something sweet or something crunchy strikes, it’s the first thing you see.
Precut your veggies and fruit. Veggies are low in cals and jam-packed with fiber; when you eat them you feel full longer, which keeps hunger at bay and prevents mindless snacking later. But your veggies can’t help you lose weight if they sit in the crisper and go moldy before you have a chance to eat them. You’re more likely to snack on veggies if they’re ready to eat. Fruit is also a perfect snack or dessert because the sweetness satisfies your sugar cravings.
If junk food such as soft drinks or ice cream are your weakness, don’t deny yourself the craving completely. Stock healthier alternatives such as sorbet bars or carbonated water so you can still enjoy the foods you love without derailing your weight loss progress.