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5 simple steps to create a kitchen that helps you get younger

Here are 5 simple steps for setting up your kitchen in a way that will help you get into the habit of eating healthier and 'younger':

1. Clear out the junk

Throw out the junk food in your cupboards, fridge and freezer. This includes high fat and sugary snacks, cakes, biscuits and confectionary and any sugary drinks. This ‘clean sheet’ is an important psychological starting point and removes temptation to help you avoid returning to bad habits in times of stress or boredom.

2. Restock with the good stuff

Restock your fridge and cupboards with the ingredients you need to prepare delicious healthy food. Pay attention that you have the specific ingredients you will need for the recipes want to cook, as this will help you stay on track and not be tempted for unhealthy options.

To help we have created separate posts with a Younger Lives shopping list for all the basics you need to eat a Mediterranean diet (Age Reversing Support) and/or a Low Carb diet (Diabetes Age Reversing Support).

3. Have the right equipment

Make sure you have the right equipment you need to cook healthily. It doesn’t really require anything that special, but these items we find helpful to have:

  • Kitchen scales

  • Measuring jugs, spoons and cups

  • Non stick pans (so need less oil)

  • Sharp knives (easier to prepare fresh ingredients)

  • Steamer (for microwave) - so can cook without oil

4. Make it easy for yourself

Lay out your fridge and cupboards so it looks appealing and you know where every thing is.

Have a bowl of fruit always on display so if you are hungry you can just grab and go.

If you are trying to lose weight, it's also really important to put your kitchen scales on an accessible work surface so that weighing your portion sizes becomes routine.

5. Don’t forget the drinks

Enjoying a glass of wine or a beer can all be part of Living Younger as long as you stick to less than 14 units per week, and don’t save all your drinks to have in one sitting!

The problem that many people do not realise how much they are drinking as they have got into habits of serving ve