How decluttering your kitchen could help you have a healthier relationship with food

How decluttering your kitchen could help you have a healthier relationship with food

How to reduce stress, sleep better, and eat better by implementing some organization in your kitchen.

The kitchen is one of the most cluttered rooms in your house, why? Probably because it is one of the areas that we use the most: it is the heart of the house. But did you know that the way your kitchen looks can affect our eating behavior?

How decluttering your kitchen could help you have a healthier relationship with food

A study has proved that a chaotic kitchen can actually make you prone to eating unhealthily. Our mindset can trigger unhealthy food choices or protect us from overeating too.

Our environment can also affect other habits, a cleaner home will make you healthier and physically active. On the other hand, an untidy home makes you feel stressed –actually, people who describe their homes as messy have higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. High cortisol levels can also suppress immune function. Hoarders have more sleeping issues according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

But did you know that the way your kitchen looks can affect our eating behavior?

If you are confronted with all the clutter, your cortisol levels rise, you become more stressed and your brain will seek something pleasurable to eat –a bag of chips, cookies, or whatever you can find to satisfy your cravings. The good thing is that it is much easier to control our environment than it is to control our cravings. You don’t need to make a big difference to profit from the benefits of having an organized kitchen. Start by decluttering your kitchen cupboards and making your kitchen a neat and pleasant place to be in. You will have fewer decisions to make about what you eat if you have fewer options in your pantry –make those healthy and it will make a big difference!

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Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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