Did you know that a cluttered kitchen can make you eat mindlessly on sugary, fatty snacks, but cleaning up and getting your kitchen organized may help you slim down. Cornell University released a study report in the journal “Environment and Behavior,” analyzing the effects of the environment on human behavior. Women were made to wait in a messy kitchen with newspapers and mail scattered, dishes piled up in the sink and a choice of snacks within easy reach. More than half the women in a cluttered kitchen opted for the cookies instead of carrots. Researchers found that women in a cluttered kitchen ate 53 more calories from cookies than the other half in an organized kitchen, who refused the same snacks.
Clutter in the kitchen gets in the way of healthy eating goals. Junk the mess in your kitchen to keep inches off your waistline. Adopt these habits for a clutter-free kitchen.