A well-organized kitchen certainly feels good mentally. But the way you set your kitchen up can do wonders for you physically, too. Yes, that’s right: Dr. Brian Wansink, author of Slim by Design ($19,amazon.com) and director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, says you can arrange your space so the healthiest choices are ones you don’t even have to think about. Here, nine of his best tools.
Declutter Your Counters Already
A messy counter can actually compel you to eat more, according to a study released last year that Wansink co-authored. The researchers found that women with messy kitchens—think: newspapers, dishes, bills, and more—ate twice as many cookies and snacks as women in a kitchen with clear counters who had access to the same snacks. Further study showed the difference seemed to be tied to how stressed the women felt—a disorganized kitchen led to out-of-control eating.
Excerpted from realsimple.com