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Stop the Fridge Fight: 5 Tricks to Eat Healthier at Home

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Eating out can often be a diet weakness, but what if yours is just the opposite? At home, there are endless choices of desserts, calorie-packed dinners, and leftovers to last you a lifetime. Here, experts share their tricks on how to organize your fridge to help you make a healthy eating choice every time you open it.

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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hamsamiches wrote:

I also agree with sodonnel15 - WHY are you recommending Coke? That is some of the worst, most detrimental advice.

9/29/2013 05:25:30 PM Report Abuse
hamsamiches wrote:

You should not be recommending unfermented soy products. A good article for anyone to check out regarding the dangers of unfermented soy:

9/29/2013 05:17:17 PM Report Abuse
mbhaywood55 wrote:

I rarely cook anything that isn't from scratch---my husband and I take turns in the kitchen and everything is made from scratch and it's far more delicious than anything in a package7 sometimes tastier than our local resteraunts!!!!

9/16/2012 12:06:52 PM Report Abuse
sodonnell15 wrote:

why are you recommending coke!?!

6/28/2012 02:05:14 PM Report Abuse
Kaylajj1 wrote:

Great advice

1/9/2012 05:17:39 PM Report Abuse

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