If your disciplined will to stick to your diet fees the moment you get through your front door your house could be the culprit for making you fat. Research found that, the decorations of your house or how you organize your house can have a direct effect on your appetite and your willingness to remain on track with your diet. From rearranging your refrigerator and counter to changing your walls colors, here are some ways your house could be making you fat.
1- Your Dinning Room Is Too Brightly Lit.
Bright light can set the mood to indulge more in food. In one report by the Psychological Reports people that at in a brightly lit room consumed 18% more calories than those who ate in the same room when it was dimly lit. Not just that, people could rate the meal as more delicious when they ate in dim lighting. The research suggests that, dim environments have a soothing effect on the nerves so you eat slower and realize that the food is satisfying and delicious.
2- Your Fresh Produce Are Hidden In Your Crisper Drawers.
These drawers are designed to maintain your fruits and vegetables fresh for longer time. However, when the healthy options are hidden from your eyes, you are more likely to forget about them until they go off which will be an even bigger waste.
Instead, it is better to keep your fruits and vegetables in a beautiful glass bowl at a direct sight of your eyes so whenever you feel to grab something easy to eat you pickup and apple or peach instead of a sandwich.
3- Your Walls Are Red.
If you have red walls or large decorative items in your dinning room, that could be the reason you overeating. Studies showed that the red color can trigger chemicals in the brain to promote hunger as well as anxiousness which could explains why you may be rushing through your meal anxiously. In one experiment from the “Contract Magazine” people that are in blue or green rooms ate 33% less calories than those who ate in red or yellow rooms so start thinking to pain over that red wall in your kitchen or dining room with blue or green.
4- Your Plates Are Large.
The larger your plates are the larger your appetite will be, choosing plates that are big will have you serving yourself more food to fill up the plate and feel more satisfied about your meal. Experts suggest avoiding any plates that are larger than 10 inches and using smaller plates. Even if you put the same amount of food you serve yourself in a 12 inch plate in a 9 inch one, your plate will look more packed and you will be more satisfied about your meal.