- Calorie guide
- Calorie content of favourite comfort foods
- Images of yourself
People like visual stimuli, so the more visual cues individuals are exposed to the more likely they are to adhere to a weight loss plan.
A clutter free, tidy food prep area will make eating healthier a lot easier. Cramped untidy counters don’t encourage would be dieters to get creative in the kitchen as there is no space to.
Having a messy kitchen can double a person’s calorie intake according to a 2016 study published in the Journal Environment and Behaviour. In addition to this, eating home prepared meals actually encourage weight loss. People who prepare the majority of their meals at home consume less fat, sugar and carbohydrates.
It has also been documented that many spices have been proven to help people lose weight. For example one daily teaspoon of cumin can help people burn up to three times more body fat.
Have cooking utensils near the hob
Investing in some good cooking utensils such as whisks, wooden spoons, seeing spoons, tongs, spatulas and slotted turners makes cooking more appealing and convenient, having them near the hob on show makes cooking more efficient.
If you don’t have / acquire the basic cooking equipment as mentioned above you are less likely to prepare and cook healthy food as you will not have the utensils to do so.
Believe it not, storing fruits and vegetables in glass jars or tupperware is a weight loss tactic.
Having all of your ingredients on show and being able to see them all the time you are preparing food in the kitchen means that you are more likely to use them.
For example, storing food such as nuts, seeds and berries, in handy clear containers will make them easier to access and remind you to incorporate them in to your meal and snacks.