Thursday, January 21, 2010

Does your kitchen make you fat?

The Annual Reviews of Nutrition must think of EVERYTHING! They did some research and figured out that your kitchen may actually be making you fat. Incredible huh? Breifly here are their points:

- Bigger plates mean bigger servings Having smaller plates will reduce your portion size and thus reduce the size of your belly.

- Bright lights stress you into eating more. Dimming the lights while you are eating will cause you to eat slower and reduce your appetite.

- Dirty and cluttered kitchens beeline you to the bad stuff. This happens to me all the time. When theres junk all over the counter the last thing I want to do is clean everything up just to begin to prepare a good healthy meal.

- Wider glasses mean you'll drink more. I'm not sure how much I agree with this. Although I see their point I pretty much only drink water (or wine).

- Clear containers with junk food make you window shop. If you see the cookies in the jar you're going to want to eat them. You always want whats in the window.

- Your pantry could feed your entire neighborhood for a month after an apocalypse. If your pantry is full of stuff you're going to want to eat it. Simple.

- You hang out in your kitchen, ALL THE TIME! Get out of the damn kitchen!

For the complete article click here.

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