Although we have the best health plans and fitness aspirations, most people often stumble at the last hurdle when it comes to better health – How to stock their refrigerators.
Most often, we do the right thing by stocking the fridge with a variety of healthy foods, snacks, veggies, and fruits. But before you end up using a tenth of it, it goes wrong.
If you find yourself in this type of situation more often than not, there is a handy solution for you.
The best way to solve this problem is to align your kitchen and refrigerator to your fitness goals. That means eliminating those things that will hinder you from reaching your goals.
Your refrigerator should be the epicenter of your meal strategies. Getting it right with your refrigerator means some of your healthy food won’t end up in the trash can.
This guide will show you just how you can organize your refrigerator and make it easy for you to adhere to a healthy eating plan.
Let’s get started
Open up your refrigerator and take a good look at it. What’s your first impression when you see the contents of the fridge? Does it feel overstuffed? Are some things out of place?
When you open your refrigerator, you should be greeted by fresh, clean, healthy foods, appropriately arranged. It should always feel like it has all the options that match your eating and fitness goals. You don’t want it to be a maze, thereby making it very difficult for you to find what you want. The next step is to start cleaning.
Before you start cleaning, ensure that the fridge is running at a temperature of 40F(5C) or less. Anything higher than that could ruin your healthy food.
The clean up part is easily the easiest part for most people. You simply get rid of any clutter. Start by getting rid of the expired products. Next is the leftovers. If you don’t plan on eating them as soon as possible, don’t let them hang around in your fridge.
You should also clean the shelves as well as the body of the fridge. It should be clean inside and out.
Organization involves arrangement. How you keep your stuff in the fridge will determine how you treat the refrigerator. Make use of transparent containers to keep specific types of food in the fridge. Clear bins or baskets are also handy in this type of scenario. Never go overboard with particular items, except you would have an immediate use for them in the coming days.
If you stick with this guide, and become very good at cleaning and organizing your fridge, you will see yourself eating better. What’s more, you will find that you are wasting less food. Organizing your fridge in the right way, helps you stick with your meal plans and your healthy eating goals. Keep practicing and in no time, you will become the master at keeping your refrigerator organized and in the right shape.