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Is Your Home Making You Fat?

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

Cookie on a plate

For so many of us, it's hard to figure out why we continue to fall back into our old food habits. Whether it's reaching for an Oreo a few times a day, eating the kid's fruit snacks, or even feeling hungry after we just ate dinner, we all tend to revert back to what we know. Did you know that there is a reason for this? Without knowing, your house is working AGAINST you. There is a saying FIRST SEEN, FIRST EATEN. By this, we mean you are three times more likely to eat the first thing you see in the kitchen than the fifth one. Switching out candy or cookies on the counter for fruits or veggies will help save a ton of calories throughout the day.

A big problem for a lot of people is drinking their calories. The first suggestion is switching out higher-calorie drinks for low-calorie or zero-calorie options. If there is something that you just can't give up, the next option is to manage the number of drinks in the fridge. Try to switch out constantly having drinks in the fridge to only having one cold one at a time. That way, you have to wait for it to get cold before you can drink it.

People that serve themselves from the stove or counter ate 19 percent less food than those serving family style at the table. That's a MASSIVE difference when it comes to calories consumed. Getting up and getting another serving takes more effort and means you're less likely to over-consume when you're not hungry versus picking at the food sitting right in front of you. The next step to make your house work for you and not against you is to check out the scorecard below. That way, you can recognize what can be adjusted in your own home to HELP you make progress toward your goals.

-Coach Andi



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