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Giving your fridge and pantry a good detox

When was the last time you gave your fridge and pantry a good detox? When I say detox I mean going through your fridge and pantry then getting rid of those unhealthy foods that no longer serve you and cause unwanted temptations. I'm a huge fan of uncluttering. It's a great way to clear out the old and make room for the new.

Often when we have not so healthy foods sitting in our fridge or pantry this gives rise to temptation and it can be difficult to resist opening up that packet of chips, eating the rest of that block of chocolate or having a few too many scoops of ice cream. But when we have healthy foods sitting in our fridge or pantry it helps with staying on track with our health goals as the temptations aren't there.

There are certain foods that may be sitting in your fridge and pantry right now which may be causing these temptations... What I suggest is to go through your fridge and pantry and pick 5 items that contribute to these temptations and disposing of them. These foods may include:

  • Chips

  • Chocolate

  • Processed biscuits

  • 2 minute noodles

  • Canned soups

  • Frozen microwave meals

  • Fizzy drinks

  • Ice cream

  • White breads & pastas

  • Boxed cakes & muffins

  • Creamy dressings

  • Lollies

I get this can be a difficult task as wasting food can be an issue. However, if it’s expired it’s best to throw this out. Other items you can use up in time and left off the shopping list moving forward.

Detoxing our fridge and pantry can also be difficult when we aren’t the only ones contributing to or accessing the fridge and pantry… Sometimes we may want to be making positive changes to our diet and lifestyle habits but our loved ones don’t want to come to the party. What I suggest is moving those temptations elsewhere (out of sight out of mind) by putting them in a concealed container in the pantry or having them in a seperate area at the back of the fridge/freezer. A past client had a husband that loved chips and chocolate bars and refused to get rid of them so they agreed to put them in a concealed container in the back of the pantry and that worked well for both of them. Give it try! You'll be surprised at how easily those temptations can go away and the solutions you can come up with when others use the fridge/pantry too.

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