Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

Felicia Romero's Kitchen Hacks

If you're anything like me, trying to stay away from fatty treats is a constant struggle. It makes things even worse when I know that 80% of weight loss is done in the kitchen. Celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Felicia Romero totally understands this struggle and sent over some of her favorite "kitchen hacks". 

Here are Felicia's awesome tips:

Get Organized
We all have that one (or maybe more) drawer with all the random Tupperware lids, or mix-matched plates and utensils. Not being able to find or easily access things when you need them often causes stress, which in return can result in overeating. So, if chaotic describes your kitchen, it is time to break out the cleaning glove, and trash bin.

Size Matters
When getting organized, it's important to think about what you're getting rid of and what you're keeping. Research shows that smaller dishware can help decrease over-eating when accompanied with knowing the right portion sizes of your meals. So, as you're cleaning consider getting rid of or storing those family size plates and bowls.

Be Accountable
Make healthy choices starts with what you buy when you're at the grocery store. If you're just kicking off your wellness journey and needs some help identifying better-for-you options when shopping, bring a friend to help keep you on track. You can even keep ashopping journal with nutrition facts and ingredients to keep you accountable.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Over-indulging in snackable foods is one of the easiest ways to accidentally sideline your health and wellness journey. Get rid of or keep any unhealthy snacks out of sight and instead place healthy foods front and center making them convenient to grab. Also, eliminate binges by packing individual portions as soon as you bring those favorite snack foods home from the grocery store.

Get on a Routine
Days can be hectic making it difficult to prioritize a healthy meal. But if you have an extra 30 minutes on your day off or are free on the weekends, it’s possible to grocery shop and prep a week’s worth of healthy meals (and save yourself from stressful evenings later).

Have any go-to kitchen hacks? Share them in the comments below!