For those of us who don’t always abide by the ‘Eat to Live, Don’t Live to Eat’ mentality, reducing the temptation to eat can be a struggle. With our ‘Live-in’ kitchens becoming more open than ever to family rooms and great rooms, it is harder than ever to fight this ever-present desire to snack. YesterTec’s furniture can help by promoting one of the oldest dieting concepts ever conceived, the Out of Sight, Out of Mind diet.
Here’s how it works.
Keeping the food and food prep appliances out of sight, concealed in beautiful pieces of furniture can reinforce your willpower to avoid snacking between meals. It’s just that simple. Think about it. If your family room is in full sight of your kitchen that has exposed appliances like refrigerators, ovens, blenders, toasters, microwaves and coffee makers, in other words all the technology that helps you prepare food, then you are going to think about what they can do for you at times when you shouldn’t be eating.
Pop that Pop Tart ® into the toaster, microwave some popcorn, and heat-up those jalapino Poppers in the toaster oven. Grab a handful of chips (or the whole bag, why make three trips?) Broil up some hot dogs, one or two will do for now, but cook the rest of the pack for later. You bought all this junk food for the kids or your guests, but…. There you are watching the Food Channel and you turn your head and your appliances are beckoning. It’s a sublime temptation, but a temptation none the less.
A Complete Kitchen containing four pieces of YesterTec’s Kitchen Workstation Furniture (KWF) can conceal all of the appliances (even the cooktop). Even though there are workstations that conceal the sink, most people want it readily accessible. Besides, having the sink exposed reminds you to drink those eight, 8oz. glasses of water each day!
How does YesterTec’s KWF curb the temptation? Take the Working Pantry. It is an armoire whose bi-fold doors conceal a countertop filled with all the small appliances while upper shelving contains all the dry goods. By closing the doors to hide the messy countertop and shelves, you are essentially closing the kitchen for the night.
Even YesterTec’s Sink workstations have areas that conceal the coffeemaker and blender. And if a Sink workstation is also an island, the countertop and sink can be concealed from view by placing a raised Storage piece above the countertop behind the sink. The Refrigerator/Pantry Armoires conceal both the cold and dry foods, eliminating the big metal box that screams out ‘Open Me’ every time you look at it.
How about the people that live in Studio Apartments where the kitchen is exposed to the living area AND sleeping area. Food is in sight 24 hours a day! YesterTec makes a Complete Kitchen Armoire that conceals the entire kitchen in a beautiful piece of furniture. Now, the temptation of the kitchen is concealed and the room also has a beautiful focal point!
Of course there are more important rules for losing weight such as eating more calorie burning foods like fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and reducing stress just to name a few. But getting your mind off food is vital to changing your lifestyle. And believe it or not the ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ approach can really help those of us who need all the help we can get!