3 Steps To The Diet Friendly Fridge

How’s that resolution coming along? About 90% of the people that make New Year’s resolutions have some sort of diet on their list.* Now, it’s February 15 and most of us are recovering from a chocolate induced food coma. It’s ok, plenty of time in 2012 to work on that list. Surprisingly, we found the best ideas over at MensHealth.com.¬†Take a look at these 3 simple ways to get your fridge in order and your diet back on track.

1. Shelve Strategically And Hide The Junk

Fill your eye-level shelf (or top shelf) with fruits, vegetables, 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 Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and marketing at Golden Gate University.

In a 2009 Danish study, one in four participants who chose 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.

2. Pack Smart

A variety of small leftover containers tempt you to eat more than you planned, says Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Instead, combine leftover entrees and sides so that each container has one meal’s worth.

3. Shop More, Buy Less

Instead of laying in supplies for the week, hit the supermarket more often and buy only for the next few meals. An overload of choices at home may deplete your willpower, a 2008 Journal of Consumer Psychology study found. “And people tend to reduce consumption when resources are scarce,” Yarrow says.

*Totally made up statistic. 

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2 Responses to “3 Steps To The Diet Friendly Fridge”

  1. February 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    nice post. was good to read

  2. February 29, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Great tips and advice here.

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