Strategies for Taming Kitchen Temptations

Is junk food creeping back into your home? If your family has a taste for ice cream, chips, cookies, and other unhealthy (but alluring!) foods, it’s almost impossible to prevent them from reappearing in your cupboards. So how can you ensure that your kitchen is temptation-proof? To help you maintain your healthy lifestyle, try these suggestions for ridding your kitchen of foods that aren’t South Beach Diet–friendly:

  • Plan a monthly cupboard cleaning to throw away any unhealthy foods that have somehow sneaked back in.

     

  • If unhealthy packaged foods are still unopened, consider donating them to a food bank.

     

  • Make it clear to your family that certain unhealthy foods should not be brought into the house. Or if some family members can’t live without their treats, create a separate out-of-eyesight snack drawer or cabinet where they can stash their “private” snacks.

     

  • Don’t succumb to impulse buys when shopping: Avoid the grocery aisles that contain chips, cookies, and other baked goods or junk food. Instead, shop for fresh vegetables for dipping, low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt and fat-free or reduced-fat cheese, and nuts and seeds — all good snacks for Phase 1 dieters. For those on Phase 2, whole-grain crackers, air-popped popcorn, and baked whole-wheat tortilla chips are good choices. Separate them into single-servings and store in plastic sandwich bags to keep portions manageable. And, remember: Never go to the grocery store hungry. Having a delicious South Beach Diet 100-Calorie Snack Bar, Protein Fit Bar, or Good to Go Bar on hand is a great way to stave off the munchies before you enter the store.

     

  • For those times when you just have to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to have sugar-free hard candies, frozen, no-sugar-added fudge pops, sugar-free gelatin, or sugar-free frozen fruit-flavored pops on hand. Just be sure to count them toward your daily limit of 75-100 calories of Sweet Treats on any Phase of the diet.

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