Purging Your Pantry and Refrigerator by Aubree Steen, FNTP
Why Should You Purge?
Cleaning out your kitchen is the first step you should take while transitioning into a clean lifestyle. We’re aware of the addictive chemicals in ingredients like sugar, natural and artificial flavors, and other additives, which means we need to be continuously conscious of what we’re storing in our house. Keeping an addictive food product or food you know isn’t healthful/a benefit to you in the home will only set you up for failure. You’re working so dang hard on progressing, why hinder it with a constant tease waiting for your in your pantry? Out of sight, out of mind. It’s so much easier to avoid temptation when those stupidly delicious cookies aren’t luring you in every time you walk past the pantry door.
What is the Main Goal?
The main goal of cleaning out your pantry is to remove all major culprits that can cause inflammation, illness, weight gain, fatigue, and much more. These bulk items are breads, pastas, cereals, granolas, bulk rice, vegetable oils, refined sugars, and processed food. This can be very intimidating, but I have faith in you. Yes, even from behind this computer screen. I’ve found that spending a dedicated amount of time to the purge may seem daunting, but it’s setting you up for success in the long run. Taking everything out of your pantry, then only putting food back into there that will support your healthy journey is the most effective.