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Keep Less Food in Your Fridge to Keep Your Willpower Intact

Smarter Eats: Shop More, Buy Less

It is no joke that when overwhelmed by choices, we tend to have less willpower. Why order a salad from a restaurant menu full of variations of lasagna? When trying to curb unhealthy eating habits or to lose weight, a fridge full of food can be a mental minefield. Here's a simple trick: only buy enough groceries to last you for two to three days instead of stocking up on tons of food. Yes, you will be heading to the supermarket with a greater frequency, but your produce and meat will be super fresh. This way your fridge will only be filled with healthy choices, making it easier to stick to your meal plan. A couple more perks to this plan — the chances of forgotten food going bad will decrease because it will be easier to eat all that you have. When buying fewer groceries you can bike to the store and just fill up a backpack, burning some calories while stocking up.

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inspirestuff inspirestuff 7 years
I have made this a habit for years. I shop daily. It limits temptations AND because I don't have to carry much, I am able to run, walk or bike to the store every day.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
If I got food every 2-3 days, I would end up bringing home more items I don't need :P I don't realize I'm out of things or in need of things until I'm there. It's better when I plan for the week (all meals) and go to the store once. I save money and if I go with a list, I'm less likely to buy a bunch of extras.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I try to only shop once a week, because every time I go I bring home cookies and stuff...So if I go to the grocery store 3 times a week...three bags of cookies. If only go once, one bag of cookies!
Berzerker Berzerker 7 years
I shop every two or three days; I don't drive so I have to walk, and that way I can only buy as much as I can carry. Mini-workout :)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always buy only enough food to last me a week and I shop every single week. That way, I never have food go bad on me and I always know what's in my fridge.
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