If a food is in your possession or located in your residence, either you, someone you love, or someone you marginally tolerate will eventually eat it. – John Berardi
What does that mean for you and I? This means that we should keep food on hand that we want to eat, or want our families to eat, to nourish our bodies and reach our goals whether that be fat loss, muscle gain, overall health and wellness, or anything between.
We make over 250 food decisions a day. Most of them are automatic. We don’t even think about it. We just grab the food and eat. It’s harder to make healthy decisions when we’re tired, hungry and don’t have the right tools. If we’re walking past the break room and there’s a box of donuts we may just grab one, without much thought. If we’re at the bar with friends and there is a big plate of nachos in the middle of the table, we’re probably going to mindlessly eat them. If our fridge is stocked with pre-washed and chopped produce and lean protein it’s going to be easier to cook up a quick healthy dinner after a long day of work.
A kitchen makeover helps you do this. It helps you get rid of food that has little nutritional value, food that triggers unhealthy eating habits, food that sabotages your goals. A kitchen makeover helps you make better choices. It helps teach you how to fill your kitchen with more nutritious foods to keep you feeling in control and on track.
A kitchen makeover consists of a few basic parts:
- Get rid of low-quality foods and ingredients
- Restock with higher quality foods and ingredients
- Equip your kitchen with the right tools
- Basic cooking and meal prep
A healthy kitchen is the start of a healthy home. It may seem overwhelming at first and you may encounter some resistance from yourself and from your family. Remember, healthy doesn’t have to mean boring or tasteless. Make these changes as a family, as a lifestyle, and see how much better you feel!
DO you need help making over your kitchen? Contact me for information on how I can help you!