What if I said the answer to obesity is in your refrigerator. If there is only one thing you want to do to lose weight (or live a healthy and long life) it has to be this. Learn How to design your Refrigerator to be your best friend in achieving your weight loss goal.
What is in your Superfridge?
In the book “Tiny Habits – The Small Changes That Change Everything“ BJ Fogg talks about his own refrigerator at home that he calls “Superfridge”. I actually loved that term.
I really want everyone to have a Superfridge of their own, one that is purposefully designed to help your weight loss goals.
When you open the fridge you should see only healthy, colorful and delicious foods ready to be eaten when you are super busy, stressed and hungry and your will power is not much help.
Make ice cream, cakes, and other unhealthy and processed food difficult to access. And carefully put pre-cut, pre-washed, ready to eat foods. Even better if it is already pre-portioned!! That is how you make it as easy as possible to access healthy food on demand.
The reason diets do not work is that people lose weight by brute force while dieting but fail to design their environment, to keep that weight off forever.
How to design your refrigerator to help you lose weight?
Back to the question what is in your refrigerator? I will begin with any seasonal, local, organic fresh fruits, and vegetables. Washed canned beans. Mix and match of fruits and vegetable salads. Some Chia Seed Pudding topped with your choice of nuts and berries. Here is my go-to recipe for Chia Seed Anything.
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If you are a fan of Curry of any kind – Thai, Indian, Malaysian, (and since curry makes Vegetables and meats taste delicious). Most of the time I make a standard curry sauce loaded with spices in bulk So that I can mix any vegetables I want for a quick 15-minute meal. Here is my brown curry sauce recipe and high protein Spinach Green Curry Sauce.
More ways to design your refrigerator for weightloss.
If you are into hot soups, store the ingredients for this versatile Soup Easy Thai Tom Yum Inspired Soup.
You can also stock up your fridge with natural unprocessed salad dressings, yogurt, ranch, and dips. Superfoods such as Pickled Olives, Asparagus, Jalapenos, and Kimchi are a perfect fit in your Superfridge as well.
Lastly if you are into smoothies, all of the ingredients for this are fit for your refrigerator or freezer – Energizing Morning Smoothie.
Yes. Indeed. The Answer to Obesity is In Your Refrigerator. What is in your Superfridge?
P.S. Did you know what Traffic Light Eating is all about? If you do, you can stock up your SuperFridge with these. Add them to your shopping list today.
Here are my Go-To Green light foods to stock up your Superfood, depending on seasons and availability.
Fights Infections & Natural Antibiotic
Tomatoes, Spinach, Garlic
High in protein, beneficial to diabetics
Natural expectorant (for coughs):
Chili peppers, radishes, onions
Protects against environmental pollutants and helps detox
Berries, red grapes, celery, okra
Top fruits overall
Avocado, papaya, guava, Apples – Also because I love the taste of these.
Carbohydrates that are actually good for you
Sweet Potato, Potato.
What is a super tiny habit you can do to help fight obesity using your refrigerator?
After I open the fridge to look for a snack, I will pick the healthiest thing. And then Celebrate by doing a self-high-5.
Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #66.