Stop the Fridge Fight: 5 Tricks to Eat Healthier at Home
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You alone have control of your cupboards, yet with a family to please along with a sweet tooth that just won't budge you may find your shelves are often filled with more calorie bombs than flat-belly eats. To keep everyone smiling and your clothes fitting properly, take note of where your eyes go first when you open the fridge, says Gail Rampersaud, MS, RD, LDN. "This is where your healthy foods should automatically go. Push the sugary drinks in the back and replace them with 100 percent orange juice and bottled water, so your instinct is to grab one of them instead."
For those with a kitchen so organized even Wolfgang Puck would be jealous, be mindful of your leftovers. "Even if your fridge is stocked with fruits and veggies, if you put that leftover pizza on the top shelf, what do you think you'll grab first?" says Robyn Flipse, MS, RD. "Package leftovers into single servings and smaller containers that you can take for lunch. Steer clear of foil or takeout containers, as you're more likely to graze and overeat." One thing to wrap up in foil, according to Flipse, is dessert. "If you make sweets less visible, you'll lose interest in a eating it in a few days." And if you just can't say no, throw it away. Even though we were brought up on not wasting food, it's better to toss that sky-high cake from your birthday party than to add unwanted (and unhealthy) pounds to your waistline.
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