Just like hoarding household items, food can also be something that can create stress in the home.
With Winter just around the corner and after months spent in iso, our pantry can begin to look a little grim, with
motivation soon becoming a real challenge for many.
From the carb cravings kicking in to those unhealthy snacks finding their way into our Supermarket trolley’s again.
This time of year can have its challenges at the best of times, let alone the current chaos of what’s been happening in the world of COVID.
Did you know that hoarding is the tendency to collect and often consume more than we need?
In fact Food Hoarding can often present in behaviours such as hiding food, stealing food, and binge eating just to name a few.
This can be triggered by being in a chaotic environment, as well as things such as neglect, deprivation, disordered eating and other psychological problems just to name a few.
But whilst the days are getting shorter and colder, it’s the comfort one can also search for when wanting to put on those extra layers to protect ourselves from the cool change or challenge.
As a result of this we can often start craving the higher carb, fatty and sugary based foods to consume.
Whether it’s curling up by the fire with a warm cup of hot chocolate and a cheeky snack. Finding a sense of comfort throughout this seasonal change in particular can be an instinctual thing.
However hoarding junk food, overspending on unhealthy foods, to mindless eating, is where the challenge can further occur and before you know it the kilo’s can start to pile on.
Even throughout a simple holiday one may eat and buy more than what they need.
From being surrounded by big buffet breakfasts to an endless array of shopping outlets.
You name it, overindulgence can kick in, and if you get caught up in the chaos, not only can you find those extra kilo’s start to mount on, you can also find yourself with extra debt and more stress on your plate too.
Create healthy habits that serve and support your needs with love and care...
Living a healthy lifestyle is a habit, and so can be filling your cupboards with junk food too.
So here are a few helpful hints that will help you bust the Winter surge and clear those unhealthy foods from your pantry cupboards!
1. Be Realistic
Be realistic with your intake, your environment, and what is practical to your current situation.
Everyone is different, everyone’s situation and bodies are different so try your best maintain a healthy way of eating that suits your lifestyle needs.
I love the 80/20 rule where you eat healthy 80% of the time and allow 20% for what ever else you might like to indulge in over your week.
Keeping a balanced way of life that is realistically measured is super important to forming sustainable healthy habits.
2. Take care of yourself
Just like decluttering and cleaning your home, eating healthy is also about Self Care.
Setting up a self care routine can be a great way to treat yourself and reward yourself through a healthy means.
Whether it’s substituting a raw cacao 90% dark chocolate over the the full sugar variety, to running a bath or relax with a peppermint tea. You name it there are lot's of things you can bring into your day that will create a better level of self care in your life that can help you to feel good and replenish well.
3. If you don’t buy it, you won’t eat it
Setting the precedence of your home environment is really important when it comes to living a healthy, more organised life, with less stress and more ease.
If it’s not in your cupboards then odds on you probably won’t go out of your way to go out and buy it when your looking for that after dinner snack at 9pm at night.
So by not buying it will reduce the junk in your pantry space, and your mind and body will thank you for it too.
To clear your pantry clutter and create a healthy living routine that suits your lifestyle needs then book a Signature Space Consultation that will help you do this and more.
4. Snack prep is key
Creating a list of healthy snack ideas you might like is a great way to help you to bust the Winter surge and create a bit of variety and flare to your life.
Eliminate those foods that leave you feeling sluggish and tired.
Instead, relax and enjoy a healthy snack that will tantalise your tastebuds whilst replenish and restore you properly.
Now I know that creating healthy habits that stick can get a little overwhelming, especially if you have a lot happening in your life already.
But if you’re struggling to find time to create a self care routine that works for you, or a clean and clutter free pantry, then book our Signature Space Consultation.
From developing the rituals and routines that help you to achieve your weight loss and healthy living goals to busting the pantry and kitchen clutter.
This consultation will leave you with a space in your home sorted along with the healthy habits you need to live a clean and clutter free life with less stress and more ease
Book yours today by clicking the link below.
Have a great day, and here’s to a clean and clutter free life.