We all have that one (or maybe more) drawer with all the random Tupperware lids, or mismatched plates and utensils. Not being able to find or easily access things when you need them often causes stress, which in turn can result in overeating. So, if chaotic describes your kitchen, it is time to break out the cleaning glove and trash bin.
When getting organized, it's important to think about what you're getting rid of and what you're keeping. Research shows that smaller dishware can help decrease overeating, when accompanied with knowing the right portion sizes of your meals. As you're cleaning, consider getting rid of or storing those family-sized plates and bowls.
Making healthy choices starts with what you buy when you're at the grocery store. If you're just kicking off your wellness journey and need some help identifying better-for-you options when shopping, bring a friend to help keep you on track. You can even keep a shopping journal with nutrition facts and ingredients to keep you accountable.
Over-indulging in snackable foods is one of the easiest ways to accidentally sideline your health and wellness journey. Toss or keep any unhealthy snacks out of sight, and instead place healthy foods front and center, making them convenient to grab. Also, eliminate binges by packing individual portions as soon as you bring those favorite snack foods home from the grocery store.
Hectic days can make it difficult to prioritize a healthy meal. But if you have an extra 30 minutes on your day off or are free on the weekends, it’s possible to grocery shop and prep a week’s worth of healthy meals (and save yourself from stressful evenings later).