IS YOUR HOME MAKING YOU HEAVY?

 

The first place to start your Slim by Design transformation is your home. It involves A) The Kitchen Makeover, B) Tablescape Redesign, and C) Snack Proofing. The scorecard below will get you started in each of these areas.

In less than 2 minutes you can fill out this 10-point version of the Slim by Design Home Scorecard to see if your home is making you heavy or whether it’s helping to make you Slim by Design.



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1. Salad and vegetables are served first, before the entree and starches are brought to the table.


2. The main dish is pre-plated and served from the stove or counter.


3. Your dinner plates are 9 to 10 inches wide.


4. You eat sitting at a table with the TV turned off.


5. There are two or fewer cans of soft drinks in your fridge.


6. Your kitchen counters are organized (not cluttered or messy).


7. Pre-cut fruits and vegetables can currently be found on your middle refrigerator shelf.


8. At least 6 single servings of lean protein are in your fridge (such as eggs, yogurt, tofu, string cheese, sliced turkey, etc).


9. Your snacks are kept in one inconveniently-placed cupboard.


10. The only food item on your kitchen counter is a fruit bowl.






STEP ONE:

TEN MINUTE KITCHEN MAKEOVER

Additional Resources

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Put a fruit bowl on your counter and you’ll weigh eight pounds less than your neighbors.

For 25 years the Cornell Food and Brand Lab has focused on discovering transforming solutions to eating problems. For example, these scorecards are a product of over 200 peer-reviewed articles and over 1100 studies.

Here are some other free resources we have available for you:

The 100-Item Scorecard

These 10 items are the tip of the iceberg. See Brian’s book, Slim by Design for the full, 100-point scorecards.

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