Give your pantry a makeover
Living in a chaotic or messy house can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. No surprise: It’s hard to focus when so many things are scrambling for attention. But what might surprise you is that such surroundings can also affect your ability to manage your weight.
According to the Environment and Behavior Journal, a crowded, disorganized kitchen makes it harder to cook (and easier to choose microwave meals, snacks, and other grabbable eats). Getting organized starts with clearing out those shelves and taking stock of what you have. Then, add in some smart storage, and re-stock your pantry with healthy dry, canned or packaged ingredients.