If unhealthy food is the first thing you see when you open your fridge or cupboards, you will be more inclined to look for them instead of healthy options. Researchers at Cornell University have found that three times more likely to eat the first article we eat in the kitchen of the fifth, so keeping healthy foods visible on the front of the refrigerator can help lose weight. Cut fruit and vegetables and store them in airtight containers for your refrigerator, so that achieving something healthy is as easy as picking a bag of crisps.
HIDE LESS HEALTHY FOOD OUTSIDE THE SITE
Do not yet have completely unhealthy food banned from your kitchen, but in the same way to move healthy food in sight can be beneficial to your eating habits, hide the junk food from sight can also help eliminate cravings. That does not mean that you can pretend the apocalypse will come and serve your cupboards with junk food, but if you keep hidden from the view, you should seduce me so easily and without thinking about the first thing unhealthy you in your kitchen
MAKE NOTES IN YOUR FRIDGE
If you find yourself opening the door of the refrigerator more often than you would like, try to decorate the front of your refrigerator with motivational quotes and images to get you thinking before reaching the food. If you are working towards reaching an end goal, such as losing weight for your wedding, for example, then put a picture of your dress to maintain motivation. The quotes and images will make you think about your progress so far and will help you to resist the desires that you have.
REDUCE THE SIZE OF YOUR DISHES
Another simple cooking point to stay slim is to replace your normal size plates and plates with smaller versions. A study conducted by Brian Wansink (Cornell University) and Koert van Ittersum (Georgia Institute of Technology) found that a reduction of 12-inch plates to 10-inch plates caused a 22% drop in calories. Smaller plates encourage you to serve smaller portions and can fool you into thinking that you eat more than it really is. Try to keep a blue color scheme with your dishes, because it is assumed that color works as an appetite suppressant.
PICK UP A PLACE TO EAT YOUR MEALS
If you are guilty of getting up and eating in your kitchen, put an end to this bad habit, because it can seriously harm your efforts to lose weight. A study published in the journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed that those who stand to eat increase their tendency to overeat, while those who sit down to eat consume fewer calories. When you sit down to eat, you consume your food more slowly and pay attention to what you eat.
KEEP YOUR SPICE RACK FULL
Herbs and spices may not be an essential kitchen for everyone, but if you are looking to reduce some calories, a well-stocked spice rack may be just what you need. The use of herbs and spices in your kitchen introduces flavors in the food without adding extra calories. Spices such as cayenne pepper, black pepper, ginger and cinnamon can also promote weight loss, so look for some of these in your kitchen.
ELIMINATE CLUTTER IN YOUR KITCHEN
If you really want to lose weight, but your kitchen seems more chaotic than inspiring, it’s time to leave. Brian Wansink’s research at Cornell University showed that people in unordered environments consume 44% more snacks than people in open spaces. Try to follow this simple rule: if it is not fruit or vegetables, take it out of the kitchen tables. The same applies to your kitchen cabinets, though it takes twenty minutes to prepare the ingredients and utensils you need to prepare a meal, then it’s no wonder that being more inclined to order a takeaway in the past is. Instead, treat your kitchen as a place to prepare food and keep it that way.
CUT THE DERIVATION WHEN YOU EAT
Many people sit in front of television when they eat, but according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, if you eat when you are distracted, it can cause you to unintentionally ignore the signals from your body that you have had enough and therefore will lead to more food consumption than normal. Do not let the TV sabotage your dietary efforts and make sure you eat away from the elements that distract you.
MOVE YOUR REFRIGERATOR OUT OF THE KITCHEN
How many times have you eaten something from the fridge just because it happened? We do not suggest that you stay completely calm and do not keep food in your house, but if your home allows it, try to remove the refrigerator from the kitchen and place it in a garage or shed. This simple advice will make you think about how much you really want that chocolate bar if you have to go out and get it. Follow the old saying ‘from the eye, from the heart’: if you can not see your refrigerator, you might not think about eating sandwiches.
PUT A SCENTED VANILLA CANDLE IN YOUR KITCHEN
If you find yourself looking for a dessert after dinner, try to light one with vanilla scented candle in your kitchen, as it has been shown that odor reduces the desire for sugar. A study conducted at St George’s Hospital, London, found that the vanilla-flavored patches on the back of the participants’ hands significantly reduced their appetite for sweet drinks and food. It is believed that the smell of vanilla stimulates the release of serotonin (a hormone in the brain) that promotes feelings of happiness and satisfaction.