- Start fresh, clean out your kitchen. Get rid of any junk foods or really processed boxed or frozen foods ( Ex: frozen pizzas/meals, Cheetos, anything hostess, potato chips etc.) It’s okay to keep a few indulgences around like a piece of dark chocolate or a “healthier” salty snack, but for the most part get the junk food out.
- Stock your fridge full of fruits and veggies or low-fat dairy products like yogurt or cottage cheese.
- Keep your cupboards full of whole foods like nuts and dried fruits, oats and other grains like brown rice and quinoa.
- Create snack packs. Make healthy snacks ahead of time that are easy to grab and go. That way, you wont be just hanging around the kitchen snacking out of the bag.
- When eating use a smaller plate or bowl, doing so tricks your mind into thinking that you are eating more if your bowl or plate is full.
- When eating a meal, serve your food in the kitchen. Then go sit down at the table. Not having the food at the table can help you eat less by keeping the food out of sight so you are less likely to go back for more. Out of sight out of mind.
- Use sticky notes to write motivational sayings and reminders to snack healthy. Stick them inside cupboards or on the fridge to help keep you in check.
- Keep a grocery list somewhere handy in the kitchen either on the counter or on the fridge. That way you can write things down as you think of them so you can have a list ready for the store and will be less likely to just wander around and buy snacks you don’t need.