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Looking Good - October 26, 2016

*-- 10 Tips to Help With Weightloss --*

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it's also the place that can make or break you on the weight-loss front. If you're on a quest to slim down, do these 10 things in your kitchen.

1. Make fruits and veggies as accessible as a bag of chips: Wash, cut up, and store produce such as grapes, melon, kiwi, strawberries, carrots, peppers, and celery in reusable containers in the fridge so they're easy to grab.

2. Prepare a big container of salad: Having a salad before dinner is a great way to fill you up so you eat less of the main course, but preparing a salad every night takes so much time that it's tempting to skip out.



3. Have measuring cups and spoons on the counter: Measuring your food will keep portions in check since overestimating serving sizes is a huge reason people don't lose weight.

4. Premake snack packs: You know what happens when you eat chips or crackers out of the box - you practically end up polishing off the entire package!

5. Freeze fruits and veggies: Buy larger bags of fruits and veggies at the store and wash, cut, and store them in baggies in the freezer.

6. Freeze smoothie bags: If you're in a rush in the morning, prep these fruit and veggie smoothie bags and keep them in the freezer.



7. Ditch the unhealthy foods: Throw out or give away the junk, because if it's not in your kitchen, you can't be tempted to eat it.

8. Use smaller-sized plates: When we prepare a plate of food, we feel the need to fill it up completely

9. Double or even triple the recipe: Whether you're making soup, roasted veggies, homemade veggie burgers, or something else for dinner, don't just make enough for one meal.

10. Put food away before you sit down to eat: After you've cooked up an amazing vegan mac and cheese, serve yourself an appropriate serving size and then wrap it up and put leftovers in the fridge.

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