Everyone has those specific foods ¡ª pizza, salty chips, chocolate, or ice cream ¡ª that you can’t help but find irresistible. Regardless of all the time you put in at the gym, when your personal trigger foods are around, willpower inevitably crumbles. If you relate, it’s best to get your personal triggers out of the house so you’re not forced to deal with constant temptation.
However, if you do decide to keep your triggers around, dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD of Appetite For Health recommends to “keep them out of sight (opaque containers, in the back of your cupboard). Research shows that out of sight equals out of mouth.” Stock up your fridge and pantry with good-for-you foods and Julie’s approved snacks that support your goals, and keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on your counter at all times; this way, it’s easy to grab a nutrition-dense bite when you’re on the go!
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