Have you ever had the desire to throw everything out that tempts you in your kitchen? I have. Because I have others living with me, however, I can’t really do that.
What I choose to do that is sometimes helpful, is to always have healthy snacks in my fridge to indulge in instead. Check out the beet hummus recipe below but first meet my guest writer who has some tips as well, Sora Vernikoff :
How Your Kitchen Can Make You Thin
Losing weight and being a cook or a baker is never easy but here is some good news. You can actually set up your kitchen, in a way that can help support you in now reaching your weight loss goal.
So how does a food challenged overeater do that and make peace with the food in her very own kitchen?
If you’re a food challenged overeater struggling to make peace with food in your very own kitchen then there is a way to set up what I call a “neutralized” kitchen. A neutralized kitchen is when you make the choice to only keep foods in your refrigerator and in your cabinets that won’t call to you in the middle of the night or for that matter in the middle of the day. It’s about making the choice to just keep foods in your kitchen that you feel neutral about. Foods that you can comfortably say no to or walk away from after you’ve decided “how much is enough.”
So that if you’re a cook or a baker and struggle with overeating, I would strongly suggest that you buy your cooking or baking needs the day that you’re making your meal or dessert and always keep those foods in the same place in your kitchen. You should also try and buy the same brand of any food that you use and then additionally arrange your purchase by color or package size.
The key to making these foods boring and less exciting is done by creating what I call “sameness”. This “sameness” means that you buy the same brand of each food , with the “same” color packaging and the placement of each of these foods in your kitchen is always the “same”.
These choices will serve to make overeating them more boring and easier to say no to!!!
I’m not saying that this is easy to do but over time this is doable!
Sora Vernikoff is a No Diet, Weight-Loss Coach at www.nodieting.net. Her Best Selling book Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program was recently published and can be found on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com You can email Sora at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free No Dieting Phone Call Consultation or sign up for your free Make Peace with Food Newsletter at www.nodieting.net .
And now for the beet hummus which you don’t have to worry about making you gain weight (unless you eat all of it).
Simple Beet Hummus
3 beets, cooked and peeled
3 Tbs tahini paste
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
In a food processor, process all the above ingredients.
Serve with crackers or crudite.