You probably know that being focused is crucial for successful weight loss, and this applies to much more than your mental state. If your outer environment is cluttered and disorganized, you will have a much harder time taking the right actions to stay on track.
To this end, having a very organized, functional kitchen will help a lot! You’ll be able to see clearly which ingredients you have, and which ones you need to buy. You will have all of the equipment you need to prepare healthy, delicious meals, without feeling frustrated because it’s taking so long.
Here’s how to best organize your kitchen for weight loss success:
#1 – Make Room for Healthy Foods
If your refrigerator and cupboards are crammed full of fattening foods, it’s time to carve out a little space for healthier options. Designate at least one shelf and one drawer in your refrigerator for your own healthy foods. Place bottles of juice, cups of yogurt, vegetables and fruit in these areas, and tell your family members or roommates to keep their foods away from that space if possible. Do the same thing in your cabinets; create some space for healthy foods that don’t need to be refrigerated.
#2 – Get some good storage containers.
A good way to stay on track with your weight loss is to always have healthy, low calorie foods on hand, and those foods need to be stored in convenient containers. Nowadays you can buy a lot of small plastic storage containers with matching lids, which makes it easy to store cooked vegetables, grains, meat, hard boiled eggs, and even pre-made salad.
#3 – Organize utensils and cooking pots.
When you need to cook or prepare healthy meals, you’ll need to have your cookware and utensils handy. Go through your kitchen and decide which items you’ll be most likely to use in the preparation of healthy meals. Here are some ideas: colander (strainer), spoons and spatulas, saucepans, wok, grater, garlic press, and steamer. Then make sure these items are stored somewhere front and center so you can get to them easily.
#4 – Organize spices and healthy cooking ingredients.
You’ll also want to make sure that your healthy cooking components are well-organized so you can find them easily. Things like olive oil, spices, broth, flavor packets, and so on.
It may seem like a lot of work to do this, but you’ll be so glad you did! When it comes time to prepare your meals, you’ll do so quickly and easily.