The ideal “weight loss fridge’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Stock up on: Fruit

One of the things most overweight people struggle with is a sweet tooth. Another is the lack of knowledge when it comes to what to eat between meals. Well, good news! Mother Nature has provided the perfect food-group to take care of both of these issues, PLUS give you a needed fibre hit too.

Fruit has come under fire lately because it contains sugar, and sugar is a carbohydrate, and carbohydrates are the new “evil” in the fad-diet world.

So let’s address that. It’s easy. Humans are naturally designed to be ‘frugavores’. Our bodies are most similar to certain monkeys that eat mostly fruit and veg, and a little meat when they can find it (think bugs!). Fruit and veg are carbohydrate food sources. Our bodies work well on carbs. BUT how many carbs is a different story.

The bottom line is that your ‘Weight Loss Fridge’ NEEDS to contain fruit.

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I like to have (at least) apples, bananas and dates in my fridge/fruit rack. Your specific choice may vary, but when you are craving sweets or just feeling like you need a snack, eat a fruit or two. You’ll be miraculously cured! You can also use fruit as a fantastic breakfast (whole or in a smoothie). I find this really helps my digestive system in the rest of the day, and helps me get portion sizing right for all my meals.

Put some fruit in your fridge. It’s nature’s guilt-free dessert.

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge” below: