Stop the Fridge Fight: 5 Tricks to Eat Healthier at Home
What Do Your Shelves Say About You?
The food in your fridge can paint a pretty vivid picture of what your diet looks like. And if that picture is full of processed foods and sweets instead of whole-grain options and fruits and vegetables, then it goes without saying that there is room for improvement on your refrigerator report card.
"You can have slender shelves or siren shelves," says Carole Carson, fitness expert and author of From Fat to Fit. "To make better choices, be conscious what you put at eye-level when you open your refrigerator. These should be things like fruits, vegetables, and snacking options like cottage cheese and yogurt."
On top of homing in on which shelves to display your superfoods, Carson also says it's important to fill your fridge with actual ingredients, not pre-packaged foods. "It's easier than you think to cook from scratch, not to mention much cheaper! You'll only use three to four ingredients, and the end result is much healthier than something that is frozen or processed."
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