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Diet Tip: Rearrange Your Refrigerator

If you go into your refrigerator and the first things you see are cheese cake, pizza and beer, you may have a hard time getting to your salad crisper drawer where the healthy stuff is.

One trick that I do is put all the junk food (yes, there is junk food in my fridge too) out of sight in the bottom drawers of my fridge. Then I keep all my fruits, veggies, hummus, etc. in plain sight on the shelves. This way the first things I see are healthy, so I end up reaching for the healthy stuff rather than rifling around the bottom drawers to find that tin foil wrapped pizza my husband brought home from a work meeting. (Thanks honey!)

If you're one of those folks with two refrigerators (one in the garage, perhaps), then keep your unhealthy items in the fridge that's not primarily used.

Try it out and let me know if it works for you in the comments section below.


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Dawnie86 Dawnie86 8 years
if it would be there long enough, than that would be are really great tipp for my sis. Shes just takes the first thinks she sees out and eats it. But shes eating so much, you don't have time to do a system in the fridge.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
I think the best way is no JUNK at all. Cos no matter where you hide them in the fridge, when the craving comes, you will just DIG for them at all costs. LOL
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I have NO junk in my fridge, so there is healthy stuff on pretty much every shelf. I have milk, eggs, yogurts, lettuce, spinach, carrots, celery, broccoli, half a chicken breast, various condiments, my homemade lite salad dressing, apples, and a container of green pepper casserole for my husband's lunch tomorrow. My secret stash of chocolate is in the freezer though. I actually almost forgot it was in there because it was hiding under some frozen berries (which I've been craving lately).
hottpink hottpink 8 years
My husband and I have practically nothing in the fridge....I am going grocery shopping tonight! LoL
suzanne suzanne 8 years
Every week, I bake some guilt free goodies to head off the "no willpower reality" of our lives.:DROOL: I have this down to a science and have a huge, frosted no sugar, no fat chocolate cake in the fridge this very minute. There is no avoiding the fact that we will be looking for something decadent and sweet after dinner... :FEEDME:
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 8 years
I just have to keep it out of the house all together. I have no willpower. My husband doesn't either. I did have some ice cream in the freezer a few days ago. I was tempted, so I taped a note to the freezer handle that said "You look like 10 pounds of sugar in a 3 pound sack!" (I saw that last week captioned under a picture of some singer in a tight outfit, so I used it to my benefit.) It worked for me, but my husband has since eaten the entire half gallon of ice cream.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great tip!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
We have absoulutly NO junk food in our fridge right now :)
nikodarling nikodarling 8 years
Better yet try not to bring any of it home in the first place. That way you aren't even tempted by knowing its there.
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