10 ways your house is making you fat

Your house is one of the place that could make you fat. Don’t you believe? Just read and discover 11 ways your home could make your belly getting bigger.

1.  Your Dining Room Red
Maybe some of you can’t get it how it relate to fat but according to the Pantone Color Institute, the color red increases blood pressure,heart rate and appetite. On the other hand, the color blue has been shown to be an appetite suppressant because blue rarely occurs as food in nature.

2.  You Don’t Have a Pantry
If you are constantly looking at junk food, you will constantly eat junk food because you are three times more likely to eat the first thing you see. To avoid this, banish bad foods to upper cabinets and remote pantries. Instead shelve healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and nuts at eye level on the counter or in the refrigerator. Leaving sugary or salty snacks out will only encourage you to eat when you notice them.

3.  Your Kitchen Is the Hub of the Home
Study from Wansink’s Cornell lab shows that people who pass through the kitchen during the day tend to eat 15 percent more than people who don’t. If a side or back door into the kitchen is the primary way your family goes in and out of the house, try using the front door more to avoid food temptations

4.  There Are Too Many Chairs and Couches

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Having lots of comfy chairs could encourage us to go kitchen. Mayo Clinic study found that both lean and mildly obese people found that obese people sat at least 150 minutes more each day.

5.  You Never Planted a Garden
Have a garden and planting some vegetable could make you sweat and help you to get healthy food.One study at Wheeling Jesuit University, people who smelled peppermint once every two hours for a week consumed 1,800 fewer calories in a week than when they were given a placebo instead.

6.  Your Dishes Are Too Big
According to Brian Wansink, a food expert who does extensive research on food psychology and is the director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab eating soup from a bowl with a hidden tube that slowly refilled it ate 73 percent more than those eating from a regular bowl—without feeling as if they had eaten more. So defer to smaller china and take a break before you decide to refill it.

7.  Your Bedroom Is No Sanctuary
According to a Stanford University study sleep deprivation increases the hormone ghrelin, which is an appetite stimulant, while decreasing leptin, which is an appetite controller. If you are having trouble sleeping, fix the problems that could be causing it.

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8.  There’s Too Much Mood Lighting
A study by the University of California-Irvine concluded that dark rooms lead to more binge eating since people tend to feel less inhibited in the dark. A well-lit kitchen will make for more careful food prep and may discourage snacking. Bright lights (and natural light) throughout the house will also keep your energy levels up, although if the lighting is too bright your energy will be so high you’ll eat faster and consume too much before you know you’re full. So consider moderating the lighting to somewhere between romantic restaurant and blinding cafeteria.

9. You’re Letting the Machines Take Over
Nowaday, all of machine being used for house work. It could make our body lazines…consider doing half the job with one hand then switching to the other for a full arm “workout.

10.  Eating at your desk is making you fat
You have a great desk and using it to eat.

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