6. Downsize your fridge
If you own a monster fridge, make less room for unnecessary food by using a shelf to store drinking glasses. “If we have the space, we’ll fill it—and usually not with the most nutritious choices,” says Walsh. With many refrigerators providing 20 cubic feet or more, it’s no wonder we’re jamming the shelves with processed foods we don’t need. And big fridges may help contribute to big bottoms. According to Appliance Magazine, the bestselling fridge at one U.K. appliance retailer in 2008 was 20 percent larger than the bestseller in 2001. (Perhaps there’s a connection between that and the tripling of obesity rates among adults in England over the past 20 years.) If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, consider a smaller counter-depth model.