Do some preparation
It’s easier to open a bag of crisps when you’re peckish rather than washing and peeling a carrot. So make your fruit and vegetables more convenient to eat by cleaning and cutting them up, so they are ready to go the next time you raid the fridge. Store them in your line of sight and you’ll be more likely to eat them.
Move your plates
Store your bigger plates on a lower shelf so that you won’t reach for them and pile on a huge portion. Instead keep smaller plates within reach to help you manage your portion size, which is a surefire way to reduce your calorie count.
Use opaque containers
Being able to see food makes you more likely to eat it. So if you have chocolate or cake, store it in an opaque container. A study found that when people were given chocolates in a clear bowl, they ate nearly 70 per cent more than when the treats were placed in an opaque bowl.
Leave your blender out
If you see your blender every morning you’ll be more inclined to use it. Make smoothies filled with fruit and vegetables to kick-start your metabolism every morning, and ensure that your fruit bowl is well stocked and stored within easy reach on your counter top.