By Shaun Dreisbach, Glamour magazine
It's not just what's in there; it's where and how you store it, especially if you're focused on weight-loss. These expert-proven tricks separate the smart fridges from the stupid ones.
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DON'T store fatty stuff in clear containers. Because if you see it, you'll reach for it, says Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
DON'T load up on juice. Yes, it's fruit, but concentrated. "It's liquid candy," says Rachel Beller, R.D. Cut it with seltzer.
DON'T keep family-style leftovers, says Wansink. Store them in single portions so you don't overdo it.
DON'T keep peanut butter within easy reach. "Women end up eating spoonfuls straight from the jar," says Beller.
DON'T rely on low-cal, low-fat packaged meals. They're often high in sodium and low in nutrition.
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DON'T trade bread for wraps. Yes, they're thin, but calorie-wise, many equal three or four slices of bread!
DO stock up on healthy protein, like omega-3-rich salmon or tuna salad. Mix with light mayo and toss with greens, and-voilà-lunch!
DO put cut-up veggies at eye level. You're three times more likely to take the first thing you see than the fifth, says Wansink's research.
DO have fresh herbs as well as ginger and garlic on hand. (They stay great on the counter too.) Tons of flavor, zero calories or fat.
DO swap regular yogurt for the Greek kind. Nutritionists are madly in love with the stuff. It is filling, has protein and tastes deceptively rich.
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