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Spring Clean Your Fridge for Energy!

If you’re anything like me, I do best when my yummy treats are out of sight and then out of mind. Spring is a wonderful time to start a cleanse because the temperatures are warming up but it hasn’t gotten too hot yet and because the days are getting brighter and longer, it can rejuvenate, energize, and motivate us to get re-focused on our health. When thinking about a cleanse, getting your diet cleaned up, or you want to have that “beach ready” body, it starts by cleaning out your refrigerator and pantry. Here are some top tips to tackling this project.

Take Stock of What You’ve Got:

1. Take look at what you have in your kitchen in terms of ingredients that you might want to get rid of. Consider the following: sugar, breads, crackers, sodas, alcohol, dairy, processed treats, packaged foods, ice-cream, etc…

2. Think about cooking in bulk to use up your ingredients you want to get rid of. Indulge for a moment because you don’t want it to go to waste. Maybe have a “Clean out your fridge” Party.

3. If you have things that you can’t necessarily indulge in, consider moving them to a higher cabinet that you don’t regularly look in or move beverages out of the kitchen that can be stored in a dark place for later. Of course, this is a great opportunity to get rid of those sodas for good. (Wink, Wink)

Create a replacement list:

If you’ve ever been addicted to chocolate, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, or some other yummy substance, you know that simply taking something out doesn’t always do the trick. You’ve got to come up with a plan; something you can automatically grab for when you have your craving.

1. Craving Chocolate? Try taking some magnesium. Sometimes chocolate cravings mean that you might have a deficiency.