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

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Get Ready to Reorganize

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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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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