Here are 5 ways you can arrange your fridge so you’ll eat healthier.
- Put healthy foods on the middle shelf. Studies have found you’re more likely to choose something that’s on the middle shelf than on the top or bottom shelf.
- Don’t keep water in the fridge. That way you won’t go to get water . . . see something tempting in the fridge . . . and end up eating when you don’t need to. If you use a Brita and want it cold, think about buying a water cooler instead.
- Prep healthy snacks beforehand. So if you want carrots and hummus, cut up a single serving of carrots, and put them right on top of the humus. So that way it’s just as easy to grab a healthy snack as it is to open a bag of chips.
- Put unhealthy snacks in containers that aren’t see-through. If you don’t see it when you open the fridge, you’re less likely to eat it. One recent study found people ate 70% more chocolate when it was in a clear bowl.
- Don’t pack your fridge full of food. If it’s so jam-packed you can’t find anything, you’ll end up going to your cupboard where the REAL junk food usually is. So avoid stacking things, and leave half an inch between them.