Did you know that the way your kitchen is designed and organized has an impact on your health? Everything from the layout of your kitchen to the kinds of dinnerware you have, can have compounding effect on your eating habits.
Who knew, right? While it might sound like a hocus-pocus feng-shui for weight conscious people, these revelations you are about to read are based on scientific findings of food psychologist Brian Wansink.
- Organize and tidy up your kitchen
A kitchen littered with dirty dishes and newspapers is more likely to lead people in the house to snack out twice as much on sweets like cookies as those people in clean and organized kitchens.
- Replace the cookie jar with a fruit bowl
Understand that the food you display on your benchtop is more than a decorative element. It’s actually a cue. People who accessorise with a fruit bowl instead of junk weighed about five kilograms less than those who didn’t.
- Rearrange the food
Did you know that the most visible foods in the house are the ones that gets consumed first and consumed the most? Observe your kitchen and if the first points of focus are unhealthy foods, it’s time to rearrange your countertop, pantry, and fridge in a way where you see the healthy foods first. Remember to keep the treats where you don’t reach them easily.
- Replace the big plates with smaller ones
You’ve probably heard of this advice many times and there’s a good reason why. Bigger dinner plates will make you eat more, and the same goes for bowls, drinking utensils, and even serving spoons.
- Stop lounging in the kitchen
It can be very easy to hang out in the kitchen where it’s a comfy place. Remove padded charis, TV, and the iPad, and everything that encourages lounging.
Do you know other tips to make your kitchen weight-gain-proof? Let us know in the comments.