Feng Shui Your Way to Fit

You know that the art of feng shui can help you feel better in your living space, but did you know it can also help you to lose weight? While you’re bringing more peace, balance and harmony to your home, you can make decisions that will help you look and feel great as well.

Declutter. A cluttered space makes for a cluttered mind, and a cluttered mind becomes overrun by anxiety. When we become anxious, we reach for the wrong kinds of foods. Start by getting rid of clutter in your home and car, and especially in the kitchen. You’ll find that you breathe more easily and can make healthy eating choices with a clear head.

Choose the right colors. Bright colors like red, yellow and orange actually stimulate appetite and can make you feel hungrier than you really are. Especially in eating spaces, choose mellow, calming, earthy tones like browns, blues and greens. Also, keep rooms bright and airy with lots of natural light.

Reflect. Mirrors are an essential element in feng shui design, since they reflect positive energy and light. Try placing mirrors in your eating areas to brighten them up and make eating more enjoyable.

Get the right shapes. For your plates, that is. The first thing to do is make sure your plate isn’t too large – the larger the plate, the more you’ll be tempted to fill it. Smaller plates naturally lead to smaller portions.

Additionally, a square plate will contribute to a calmer meal. In feng shui, the square is a grounding, down-to-earth shape, making your meal time relaxing and increasing the chance you will eat more slowly.

Get the right foods. Feng shui and good nutrition go hand in hand. Fill your pantry and fridge with healthy, vibrant foods rich in life-giving vitamins and minerals. SkinnyMs.’s Superfoods Shopping List can help you figure out which foods to buy.

Get it within arm’s reach. Place bowls of bright, beautiful fruits and vegetables on your kitchen counter, and always have bottled water or a beautiful water pitcher available. You’ll be more likely to reach for these when they’re in plain sight, and fresh produce and plenty of water are always a good idea.

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