I can finally see green grass peeking from the vast piles of snow–spring has arrived! After a long winter, it’s time to “think spring” and spring-cleaning my kitchen is on the top of my list. You may be surprised but a clean and organized kitchen can help you lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. How you ask? Well, if you were to look in the windows of people’s homes, you would find that the kitchen represents more than a place where we eat and prepare our meals. It’s the hub of the home where memories are created.
It is also, unfortunately, the dumping ground for most of our stuff like the mail, keys, work and school papers. When we have a kitchen full of clutter, it lessens our kitchen’s potential to be a haven for good health. A good spring-cleaning and “de-cluttering” can inspire us to want to cook more meals at home. A fresh kitchen environment weeds out old negative feelings about food and creates new uplifting feelings to make positive food changes. It’s time to take back our kitchens and makeover our diets in the process!