Today is the first day of November and a GREAT DAY to start cleaning out the pantry and fridge! If your goal is weight loss, let’s start with eliminating some of the things that have been effecting your ability to lose weight or are adding to your bodyweight. Weight loss is incredibly possible during the holidays while still participating in your family and friend gatherings. The only thing you have to do is make great choices on the days and meals between these gatherings. You have so many opportunities to achieve your results.
These opportunities start in your pantry and refrigerator.
What Not to Eat
•Donate the Halloween candy NOW!
•Look at food labels and ingredients lists and dispose of anything with:
high fructose corn syrup
high added sugar
fat-free dairy and dressings
•Eliminate these things all together:
potato chips and crackers
sugary or refined cereals
sodas and juices
granola bars or snack bars and even protein bars (Yes, that's what I said)
pastries and bakery items
What to Eat
So now that we have cleaned things out a bit, let’s add some healthy, weight loss promoting foods that will support your body and make you feel great!
Here are 2 great tips that will lead to success that are easy enough to follow!
Keep it Simple! You don’t have to over implicate food prep and recipes. Simple ingredients are best.
Plan Ahead! When you fail to plan, you plan to fail! How many times have you had a super busy day and didn’t have the meat thawed out. You’re exhausted and don’t feel like rushing through your evening routine with the added step of cooking a meal. You decide to order carry out or drive through fast food.
Make your grocery list based off of your weekly menu! Don’t wing it at the grocery store and try to avoid making daily stops. If you buy everything fresh, you may need 2 planned grocery visits a week. When you make your list, try to make the list at home where you can check your inventory. You won’t forget ingredients and you won’t need more unnecessary visits that take your free time. Also, you won’t have more opportunities for temptations.
Now for some simple, healthy choices:
Include a vegetable with every meal
lean, unprocessed meats
healthy fats (avocado, nuts, nut butters, avocado, coconut, and olive oil)
fruits like dark berries
whole foods with no preservatives or added ingredients (natural peanut butter vs processed high sugar peanut butter)
if you can follow these simple rules, not complicate your diet or weekly menu, and save time by eliminating unnecessary trips to the store, you will set yourself up for SUCESS! Don’t ever doubt yourself and don’t wait for a new year to start becoming a healthier version of yourself!
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