August 08, 2017
The Tough Part -- Step 1: Pitch and Toss
If you were going to eat those last few pretzels, you would have by now. Or that last scoop of freezer-burned ice cream. Or that pumpkin pie filling from two Thanksgivings ago. Your pantry, fridge, and freezer are not repositories for forgotten foods.
Start cleaning by tossing anything that’s beyond its expiration date. Next, throw away anything that’s been in a storage container all winter. And if you’re taking this time to clean up your daily diet, toss out the temptation. Remember my favorite healthy eating tip: you can’t eat it if it’s not there.
Start from the top shelf to the bottom, tossing as you go – in the pantry, the refrigerator, and the freezer. If you feel as if you’re being wasteful, consider that you’re actually investing in putting your health first.
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