Saturday, May 25, 2013
Pantry Raid: Clean Out The Crap
It's time for a little spring cleaning, and by cleaning we mean unloading all of the unhealthy foods taking up space in your pantry and cabinets. Upon first glance, there are probably plenty of foods that have no place in your pantry. Maybe they've expired. Maybe they never had a place in there to begin with. Here are some simple guidelines to getting a fresh start. First off, get rid of those tempting treats that will only lead to diet destruction. We're talking cookies, cakes, crackers and other high-calorie, high-sugar and high-fat snacks. Keeping Twinkies, Ho Hos and Oreos in your house is a recipe for disaster. Even the best intentions can go astray in an instant. When you get stressed or start having cravings, you're more likely to feed into these urges during a weak moment if you have those unhealthy foods at hand. Not having those sinister snacks around gives you more time to stave off cravings. And don't keep unhealthy treats around for the kids' sake.