How your KITCHEN could be the key to weight loss success: Diet experts reveal 5 ways feng shui can help your waistline
- Experts break down kitchen changes people should make to lose weight
- A couple of tips include maintaining a tidy counter space and keeping spices next to the stove
- Studies have shown that an unorganized kitchen can lead to overeating
Making a few changes to your kitchen layout could help you lose weight.
Studies have shown that the room where food is stored, prepared and cooked can make or break a diet.
Research published in a 2016 issue of Environment and Behavior found an unorganized environment can cause someone to overeat.
Experts shared tips with Daily Mail Online on how people can turn their kitchen into a gut-busting tool.
Have a calorie guide on the fridge
Colorful graphics that reveal how much calories are in high-fat, low-fiber products could deter people from consuming them.
This means a chart hanging on the fridge displaying the sugar, fat and calorie content of a piece of cake will make someone think twice about getting a second slice.
‘People are visual,’ clean eating coach Nikki Walter, of bodybuilding.com, told Daily Mail Online.
‘The more visual reminders we have the more apt we are to stick with our goals.’
Conversely, visuals that display weight loss goals could coax people to sticking to their diets.
Plenty of counter space
A tidy and spacious food prep area will make eating healthier second nature.
‘Lack of food preparation space people get turned off by cooking healthy meals,’ registered dietitian Paul Salter told Daily Mail Online.
And there’s science to back this up.
A 2016 study published in the journal Environment and Behavior revealed that being in a messy kitchen could double a person’s calorie intake.
Furthermore, simply eating home-cooked meals can be conducive to weight loss.
A 2014 study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University discovered that people who cook most of their meals at home consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat.