It’s 5:30pm when your car participates in the the bumper-to-bumper dance and your stomach sings of hunger.
“It’s been a long day. Give me a beer, potato chips. Diet starts tomorrow,” you say as you waltz into the door.
While it’s easy to dance to tune of a forgotten healthy eater, there are ways to stick to the plan. Eliminate that regretful feeling of eating Lays Potato Chips with a side of cold pizza and concluding with a sleeve of Oreos. The only way to stop from eating the bad stuff, is to stop the bad stuff from eating you.
Translation: When you see “bad for you” foods, you are persuaded to eat them. The trick is keep healthy items available at all times and easy to reach. Start with these common offenders:
What’s on the top shelf of your fridge?
This is the first place where your eyes wonder when you open that glorious icebox. Keep veggies, hummus, salads and fruits at arms reach and eye level. Like the snacks you see above.
What’s on your kitchen counter?
Bread? Don’t tango with that. Keep a storage of grab-and-go nuts and dried fruit on the counter ready to grab when hunger strikes.
What’s in your cabinet?
Your cabinet is a safe haven of junk, chocolate and chips. Keep the soups, canned vegetables and beans at eye level and the front of the cabinet.
What’s in your wallet?
No, it’s not Capital One…When going to the store, make sure to have a grocery list of healthy items. This will prevent you from unhealthy ‘straying’ and buying the 2 for 1 Chips Ahoy. Shimmy on the outskirts of the grocery store where the produce and meats are located and stay clear on the inside isles.