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The secret is out: declaring your kitchen has a surprising advantage that goes far beyond the organization. It turns out, can seriously improve your diet and even help you lose weight.
By now you are probably well aware that tidying up your living space is a matter of thanks to our latest lifestyle guru Marie Kondo and her bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Clearing and the Netflix series ] Clean up with Marie Kondo : And yes, the rumors are true: Having a tidy home makes you feel really lighter (both mental and physical). (Related: 8 Kitchen Appliances That Can Make Things Healthy According to Nutritionists Super-Easy Cooking
Studies have shown that a tidy kitchen can trigger clean eating habits by reducing the stress of making unhealthy choices Journal Environment and Behavior study examined what happened when both stressed and stressed women went into messy kitchens rather than clean kitchens, and it is not surprising that stressed women use more calories in the chaotic kitchen than they do In the clean kitchen, but also the undressed women ate more through the mess. (See also: The 30-Day Challenge for Easy, Healthy Meal Planning)
Would you like to use Marie Kondo's KonMari picking methods in your kitchen? • You only need to complete the following five steps:
Questions p ie: "Does That Make Sound Choices?"
Pull everything out of your pantry so you can go through each item individually. Instead of asking the famous question: "Does that make you happy?" Ask the KonMari method: "Does this improve my health?" If the answer is no, it's time to throw it away or donate to a food bank. When you put everything back into your pantry, rearrange it by assigning a designated area for each type of food (canned food, grains, baking ingredients, spices, etc.) to make healthy cooking a breeze. (See: 1
Descaling Your Countertops
One of the best ways to keep your calories at bay is to keep your chews away. Really nothing. Detergents and sponges should be stored under the sink. Small appliances such as your toaster or blender should be stowed in a cupboard. The only exception: a bowl of fresh fruit. A study from the year Health Education and Behavior examined hundreds of households and found that people who had junk food such as sweets, chips or biscuits on their countertops had a significantly higher weight than those who only Fruit had flaunted. 19659004] If you have a crisp countertop, you may also be inspired to finally cook more meals at home. As? Well, for starters, do not feel stressed out when you go to your kitchen.
Reorganize Your Refrigerator
Take everything from the fridge and freezer, just like in your pantry, so you can judge point by point what you should keep. Throw anything that has expired or is just unhealthy. Oh, and these UFOs (unidentified frozen items) hiding in your freezer must go. Then reorganize the way it cooks for you and keep your go-to articles easily accessible. (See also: 10 Ingredients That Always Have Meal Preparation in the Kitchen)
You should also create a grocery shopping list before you go to the grocery store. That way, you only buy what you really need. Keep in mind that most meat and cheese is fresh for about a week. Products and leftovers have even shorter shelf life and are available after just a few days. And yes, frozen food can also spoil. Nothing should be stored in your freezer for more than a year.
Clean Your Cabinets
Cabinets and drawers are lifesavers when it comes to keeping things out of sight and away from your kitchen countertops. But you want your cabinets to be neat and tidy – not filled with things you never use. Take everything out of your cupboards and drawers and keep only the bare necessities. Donate additional crockery, cutlery, and cookware and get rid of things like cake stands, Jell-O shapes, and Bundt cake pans that you rarely use (if at all). (See also: The Top 20 Foods You Are Not Hungry for.) (19659007) Eat a Meal Routine
Marie Kondo recommends mindful food by taking all meals and snacks while sitting and at a table. This means you do not have to eat if you're multitasking in your kitchen or sitting in front of the TV. A dedicated meal-based ritual is one of the best ways to be more thoughtful about what you eat and how your food choices affect your body. If Marie Kondo does, it might be a golden rule, right?
This story originally appeared on Health.com by Julie Upton, RD.