Weight loss, really comes down to two things, nutrition and exercise. The exercise is all about will power, you need to get out there and just do it, but with nutrition its about habits and breaking them.
Nutrition starts in the kitchen, stacking your fridge properly can actually help trick your mind and body into loosing weight. So the first step to changing your diet is rearranging your refrigerator.
Believe it or not, how you position your groceries in your fridge may shape the way you eat. Here are 4 simple tips to stacking your fridge to trick your mind:
We all know that supermarkets have mastered, product placement on their shelves. So try filling your eye level shelf (or top shelf) with vegetables, fruits and other nutritious snacks. You’re 2.7 times more likely to eat healthy food if it’s in your line of sight, a Cornell University study says.
“That’s also why manufacturers pay a premium to have their products at eye level in stores,” says Dr Kitt Yarrow, a professor of psychology and marketing at Golden Gate University in the U.S.
A variety of small leftover containers temp you to eat more than you planned, say Brian Wansink, Ph.D, author of Mindless Eating: Why we eat more than we think. Instead try combining leftover main courses and sides so that each container has one meal’s worth.
Shop More Buy less
Instead of shopping in bulk or laying in supplies for several weeks, plan your menus, then hit the supermarket and buy only what you need for those meals. An overload of choices at home (or in the aisles) may deplete your willpower, a recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology study found, “and people tend to reduce consumption when resources are scarce” explains Yarros.
Hide the Junk
According to the results of a Danish study, one in four participants who choose a healthy snack over an unhealthy one later reached for the junk anyway. So place the healthy stuff front and center, and stash small guilty pleasures out of sight.