You might sneak off to the refrigerator for a little late night chocolate milk or leftover cake. However, your fridge doesn’t have to be the harbinger of binge eating and shame. Believe it or not, your fridge can actually be a strong ally in your weight loss attempts if you organize it properly.
Here are eight trim-down, slim-down fridge and icebox tips…
1. Portion Your Trigger Foods
If there is guacamole in the fridge, watch out, I’m going back for it until it’s completely gone. Luckily, I know that guac is among my trigger foods (i.e., as is bean dip and leftover pasta), which is why I proactively portion these foods into smaller, single serve containers for fridge storage.
The single serving sizes prevent me from overdoing it on the whole container of guac. Instead, I will eat just enough of the healthy fat dip with pita, fresh cut veggies, or on a sandwich. And I’m less tempted to break into another container full.