Is Modern Kitchen Design Making Us Fat

When I was young (about 50 years ago) obesity wasn’t really an issue.

In those days most houses had a small kitchen where a meal was cooked. We either ate in the kitchen or a small dining room. The rest of the time indoors was spent in the living room.

Since then there has been a move to more open plan houses and big kitchen with lots of food storage.

Now, for a lot of us, the most used room in the house is a family room containing the kitchen and a big television. Meals are often eaten at the kitchen counter.
Kitchen snacks

What all this means is that we spend a lot more time sitting near cupboards, and jars, full of  tempting snacks like:

  • Cake
  • Crisps
  • Nuts
  • Biscuits
  • etc, etc.

We are also a lot closer to that fridge with those sugary drinks, and the freezer with tubs of ice cream.

I don’t know about you, but the only way I resisted temptation, and lost 12kgs a few years ago, was to keep biscuits and ice cream out of the house.

Will you be too close to temptation in your new house?

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  1. Fog

    I really like all the points you’ve made.

  2. Ronald Cugley

    This is really very interesting post. I don’t think that modern kitchen design is making us fat. It is all about our self-control. In fact, eating unhealthy and fatty food making us fat.

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