Kitchen Changes That Aid Weight Loss

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Hello darlings!

We tend to think that losing weight has to be hard. It has to involve depriving oneself of everything one enjoys, going on an extreme exercise regime and giving up on fun until target weight is reached, but this simply isn’t true.
Sure, if you want to lose weight, you’re going to have to cut down on the junk food, and you’ll probably want to exercise at least a few times a week, but you definitely don’t have to live like an aesthetic. In fact, you could lose weight just by changing a few simple things in your kitchen. Here’s how:

Get Rid of the Junk

You don’t have to give up junk food completely, but if you want to lose weight, you’re going to have to significantly cut down on the amount of ‘bad’ foods you eat. Ideally, to help you with this, you should completely rid your kitchen of the offending items that cause you to overeat and binge whenever you’re hungry. If you don’t want to get rid of your cookies and chips completely, at least store them in a high cupboard, which is out of the way and not as easily accessible as the counter. That way, you are much less likely to reach for a bag of chips when the fruit bowl is easier to access.

Buy Smaller Plates and Bowls

Time after time, research has shown that people who eat from smaller plates and bowls take in around 44 percent fewer calories on average than those who eat from larger ones. So, simply by stocking your kitchen with more compact crockery, you could finally ditch the excess weight and start eating much healthier portions.

Install a Blender

If you don’t already have a high-speed blender in your kitchen, now is the time to invest in what will be one of the best appliances you’ve ever purchased. A good blender will help you to increase your intake of low-calorie fruits and vegetables by allowing you to easily make healthy soups and smoothies.

Eating soup before a meal, or drinking a small smoothie will help you to feel fuller, which means that you will probably eat less overall.

Start Using a Slow Cooker
If you tend to eat out or order in a lot because you’re too tired to prepare a healthy meal when you get home from work, bringing a slow cooker into the kitchen is an excellent solution. Once you have one, you can prep and cook your evening meal while you’re at work so that when you get home, it will be ready and waiting to be dished up, and that means no more calorific pizzas and Chinese takeout meals for you. We are totally in love with ours!

Paint it Blue

Research has found that the color blue is able to suppress the appetite. So, if you have trouble controlling your portions, and you never feel quite as full as you should, painting your kitchen in a light shade of blue and using blue crockery could help you to rectify the problem. Just stay away from red, which is thought to stimulate the appetite, and could be part of the reason why McDonald’s fries are so moreish.

Pin Up a Meal Plan

When you’re looking to lose weight, it can be so easy to go off plan and eat something naughty simply because there is nothing in the fridge to cook and you have no idea how you’re going to put a meal together. By looking up healthy meal ideas at Momma Jane or The Kitchn, and then planning your meals for a whole week, pinning a meal plan up in the kitchen, you can ensure that you’re always organized and able to create a healthy meal.

Fill It with Plants

Planting herbs and veggies in pots and containers in the kitchen is a great way to ensure that you always have something flavorsome and healthy to help you cook a meal. Often, it is because we think that healthy food lacks flavor that we opt for greasy, sugary and salty foods, but if you have a kitchen well stocked with herbs, that will no longer be a problem.

Make it Comfy

If you make your kitchen comfy by decorating it in colors you like, adding personal possessions, comfy stools and attractive kitchen counters and cupboards, as well as a TV or radio, you’ll be more inclined to actually spend some time in there cooking nutritious meals to help you drop the weight you wish to lose.

Has your kitchen helped you lose weight? How did it work?

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41 comments

  1. I really need to use smaller plates! I've heard it works. Also, definitely don't buy it. If it isn't there it isn't a temptation!

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  2. Smaller plates and bowls is a great idea. I think I am going to try that.

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    1. Yes, if you need to lose weight it's the easiest thing you can do!

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  3. This kitchen is gorgeous! I love every single one of these ideas. I've also heard that a lot of green in a kitchen motivates you to eat healther greens.

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  4. I was relieved to find that I already do many of these. A girl can use all the help she can get!

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  5. I had no idea that the color blue suppresses appetite! I need to paint every room in my house blue haha!

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  6. For me, having a blender has been one of the best weight loss hacks. I love my morning smoothies, homemade nut butter, and blended soups!

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  7. I have a Vitamix but it sat in storage FOREVER. I finally got it out and ever since then, we have been using it a LOT! Can't use if it's not there! Great tips!

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  8. I'll keep this in mind. I do use my slow cooker often. I love it.

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    1. One of the best buys I've ever made was our slow cooker!

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  9. You do suggest great ideas, though for me getting rid of the junk is essential!

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  10. Love the ideas. The smaller bowls and plates is very clever. I have heard of a technique where you are blind folded before eating so you are in a way tricking your brain in eating less food.

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  11. Def agree. Diet is a lifestyle to be healthy. Not really for like those monthly things! Long term goals!

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  12. Great tips, these! I'm now pondering painting my kitchen blue! :)

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  13. I am now considering planting some herbs. Thanks for the suggestions and advises.

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  14. I really want to buy a slow cooker especially as my stove is not working. A blender is a good idea x

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    1. As I've said before, it's one of the best buys I've ever done!

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  15. These are great kitchen ideas. I do like the idea of posting up a meal plan. It's good to know what you need in the kitchen.

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  16. Meal plans - definitely! Apart from making sure that you have healthy food served in every meal, it also helps in budgeting. I just started learning how to do this and I love it.

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    1. When I am overwhelmed I always do the plan and it saves both time and money!

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  17. Whenever I wish to lose some weight, I always downsize my plates. It does really help.

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    1. Yes it does and it's such a simple thing!

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  18. I could not agree more with these! Weight loss definitely is easier when your kitchen is free of all the junk that you used to eat. A blender will encourage you to make more smoothies and meal planning is definitely the way to go for healthier meals.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, it doesn't need to be hard does it?

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  19. I dont shop for convenient foods like canned goods or junk. And let myself gonout to find more healthy foods :)

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  20. That is really interesting. I know that the color red or orange can stimulate appetite but I didn't know that blue can supress it. I'll try that one.

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  21. Let me know how it works out for you!

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  22. That kitchen is so gorgeous! I'm so jealous right now!

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