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Diet Tip: Rearrange Your Pantry

A little while back I did a little pantry rearrange and I must say, it's changed my life.

I moved processed and high sugar snacks up to the highest shelf that requires a stool for me to retrieve them. Since they are higher up and way harder to get to, I'm far less tempted to grab them regularly — though I'll catch myself scaling the shelves for a Reese's if it's "that time of the month." In the more accessible shelves, I stash stuff like healthy soups, canned vegetables, whole grain crackers, and spices. It's a pretty simple trick so if you can't get rid of the junk completely, at least make it less accessible. What's more? My girls can't see the snacks and are far less likely to ask for them too — gotta love multitasking.

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Allytta Allytta 9 years
Allytta Allytta 9 years
:D just don't buy anything that will make you be tempted. i don't, and it's great, i grave a lot of stuff, but i just don't have it at home and i'm way too lazy to go out and buy it... so i just satisfy myself with an apple.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
LOL, I do this to prevent my husband from eating too much snack food. I put the unhealthy stuff on the top shelf or hide it behind something else so he can't find it. And I put the healthy stuff (like broccoli, his favorite veggie) in the very front in the fridge so he'll grab that instead.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
Even better, just don't waste your money at the grocery store on processed and high fat foods. I do catch myself craving something unhealthy from time to time and start wishing I bought those chips or snickers bars, but it just forces me to eat the fruits in the fridge!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Same concept, put things in the "way back" or behind something else. Usually I don't have the energy to take a ton of stuff out, just to get something in the back. I also take smaller items out of the box for more accessibility, like granola bars and fruit leather.
emalove emalove 9 years
Great tips.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I don't think putting the stuff up high would help me one bit.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ha, great idea!
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