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How Your Refrigerator Can Help With Eating Healthy To Lose Weight

Since the kitchen is where all meals and snacks originate from, it makes sense that if you want to focus on improving your nutrition, this area should be tackled first.
When you have complete control over everything that is in your kitchen you will have much more success sticking with eating healthy. 
You will take care to not allow unhealthy things such as soda and potato chips to find a place in your kitchen since these items just pack on unnecessary calories with no nutritional value.
When your focus is strictly on eating healthy to lose weight, everything you put in your mouth from morning to night is important to take into consideration. 
With a kitchen properly stocked to encourage healthy eating, you will be more likely to stick with what will have a positive, beneficial influence on your body.
When you go into the kitchen to prepare breakfast, you won’t be able to grab a donut like you may have in the past, but instead opt for some oatmeal and raisins. 
For lunch you won’t grab a fast food cheeseburger with french fries and soda since you will prepare a healthy wrap along with a bag of carrots and celery sticks to take with you to work.
When it’s dinner time, you will stay away from ordering an extra large pizza with all the toppings and instead grill some chicken, vegetables and a salad.
When you are in the mood for a snack in between meal times, you won’t reach for the typical bag of potato chips and tall glass of soda since those items won’t be stocked in your kitchen any longer. 
Instead you will grab a mozzarella string cheese stick, bag of raisins with almonds, or perhaps some sliced fruit with nonfat yogurt and a large glass of water.
These are the types of decisions you will need to make in order to have success improving your daily nutrition, eating healthy to lose weight.
Naturally at first when you are attempting to change your eating habits you will have some difficulties. Your body will continue to crave what it has become accustomed to devouring. 
This is one of the most important reasons why you need to have your kitchen void of the unhealthy stuff so your hand does not automatically reach for what used to always be there.
By having your refrigerator and kitchen stocked with only healthy options, you increase the likelihood of sticking with eating sensibly and nutritiously. 
You will eat in a healthy manner when there are fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and water at hand as opposed to being surrounded by potato chips, cookies, crackers, juices, sodas, cakes, and ice cream.
Do your body a favor and create a kitchen that inspires health. Make it simple to eat in a nutritious manner by having healthy food at hand. 
Eating healthy food does not need to be boring or bland, simply take a moment to gather some healthy meals and snack ideas you can test out to see what you enjoy.
Gregory L. Gomez, M. Ed, an elementary school teacher for 13 years, now on a mission to develop a healthy life, lose weight, and finally get in shape. 
Follow his progress on as he strives to lose 80 pounds through dedicated exercise and healthy eating. 
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Eat Your Favorite Foods by Living 80/20 and 3 Supermodel Success Stories

Diets are hard. Most people who start one fail and many end up heavier than before.
Unfortunately, many diets are based on the latest marketing gimmicks or fads. They also force you to ban some of the most delicious food.
Do your cravings sometimes overpower your good intentions?
Try the 80/20 philosophy. Its not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. 80% of the time eat healthy nutrient dense foods and 20% of the time eat what you want to eat.
It would be nice to have a “one-size fits all” approach to diet that works for everyone. But we are all unique.
You can still eat all of your favorite foods.
It’s disheartening to think that you can never enjoy your favorite foods again. With the 80/20 philosophy there are no bad foods.
Special occasions are one of the toughest parts about trying to stay healthy. Whether it’s a party, company dinner, wedding, or big game, it feels wrong not to indulge a little bit. 
It’s easy to feel like you’ve completely ruined your diet with one unhealthy bite. Slip ups on a strict diet often lead to the thought, “I messed up, I may as well splurge the rest of the day.”
If you live by the 80/20 philosophy, guilt and stress melt away. As long as you don’t over indulge in delicious unhealthy treats too often, you’re totally fine.
Balance and moderation rarely exist on rigid diets and people suffer. When you live 80/20, you have the freedom to go out and enjoy a nice meal or cocktails with friends. It makes healthy living doable over the long run.
As crazy as it might sound right now, once you’re used to feeling the energy that comes from all natural whole foods you won’t want to go back.
There is more to life than food. It is better to eat unhealthy food with the right attitude than the other way around.
3 Supermodel Success Stories
Jessica Alba – Her trainer Yumi Lee embraces the 80/20 rule to help Jessica maintain her healthy weight. “You can’t be 100 percent all of the time, but you can be 80 percent all of the time.”
Miranda Kerr – “I adopt the 80/20 rule. 80% good, 20% indulgent and that works for me and my body personally. I love food and enjoy eating fresh organic produce… Food is my friend, and consistency is the key. I believe that everything in moderation is best.”
Kelly Rowland – A self professed lover of anything sweet, she has adopted the 80/20 rule for staying in amazing shape.
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It’s Hard To STOP Losing Weight On This Eating Plan/Diet

My weight loss eating plan works. In fact, it worked almost too well for me. People have lost MORE Than 20 pounds in 1 month on the plan just by reducing one food in their diet.
It has these features:
  • It’s a lifetime eating plan – you will not need to change eating habits once you reach your ideal weight. In fact, my GP told me to stop losing weight and I wasn’t even trying!
  • It’s safe and healthy – stick with the plan and reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia.
  • It won’t cost you a penny (you don’t have to buy a thing to start and continue on it).
  • It does not require prescription medication or supplements.
The Basic Science Behind Plan
I won’t give you a lot of scientific mumbo jumbo about this plan. But I will tell you a few facts as follows:
  • Sugar, NOT fat, is now Public Enemy Number 1 in the world of nutrition. A recent study published by the journal of the American Medical Association connects increased sugar consumption with a high incidence of heart disease.
  • Eating excessive sugar increases your appetite (a hormone is responsible).
  • You need to turn OFF your “fat switch” to lose weight. Most people who are overweight have the fat switch ON. Reducing sugar in your diet helps turn the switch OFF.
An Important Factor – It’s A Forever Plan
You will not practice this eating plan until you reach your target weight and then go back to the way you ate BEFORE you lost weight.
Returning to former bad eating habits is exactly how people bounce back to their former weights. As an example – I read that 75% of the 2009 Biggest Loser contestants returned to their starting weights. Sad but true. When they went back to real life and old habits, they put back the pounds.
After 6 Months on This Plan
Since my weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels were being monitored every six months, I checked in with the doctor recently (after the required blood work).
After telling me the stats were good, she said, “STOP losing weight.”
My reaction – I’m not sure I know how!
Bottom line – I’m added more “good” carbs back into my diet and let up on the exercise schedule. I’m finding the right balance to maintain weight.
Where You Can Get A Plan Description and How To Use It

The blog AgeDefiance dot blogspot dot com contains plenty of posts describing this plan. Click HERE to link to the blog and an ebook (no charge) describing it.

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Dieting Is Difficult Because Eating Is Effortless

Overeating is learned behaviour. If you can learn to overeat then you can learn to eat the right amount. It is a relatively easy process and only requires the same level of commitment that you need to begin a diet. 
The big difference is that, unlike dieting, there is no battle, no fight, and no cravings to battle with. The whole process is simply one of replacing the habit of eating too much with the habit of eating just the right amount.
Do you remember learning to drive? That very first time sitting in the driving seat and being in control of all those pedals, switches, levers and that great big wheel. 
You not only had to think about all of those things, but also manage to miss things too. It seemed like an impossible task. But you kept at it, and now, 5, 10, 20 years later you don’t give it a thought.
The reason you don’t give it a thought is because it has become a habit. Habits are actions you do without thinking about them. According to learning theory there are four stages we pass through when we are learning a new skill.
1. Unconscious incompetence – we don’t know how bad we are
2. Conscious incompetence – we know how bad we are
3. Conscious competence – we know about our improved skill level
4. Unconconscious competence – we just do it without thinking about it
You can easily relate that to learning to drive. You probably passed your test at stage 3, and over the next few months moved to stage 4.
Can you relate this to losing weight though?
It hardly seems the same thing at all.
Think about stage 4 though where you do things without giving them any thought. When you are overweight you are at stage 4 in eating too much
You eat without thinking about it. It is just an automatic behaviour. You barely even taste the food it goes down that fast. You don’t think about getting up and nipping into the kitchen for a snack, you probably frequently just find yourself eating.
This is why it is difficult for you to lose weight. Overeating has become thought-less because you have reached Stage 4.
What a diet does is to interfere with that process. It makes you think about what you eat. 
But, because it doesn’t really attempt to do anything about the habitual aspects of overeating, it leaves you with a craving for the foods you normally eat in the quantities you normally eat them.
Because it never deals with the habit, a diet is always a battle using conscious will to overcome the learned behaviour of eating too much. 
Because habitual behaviours are automatic, as soon as you release control – because of tiredness, stress, or emotional upset – the old behaviour re-appears and you find yourself eating again. 
The problem with not dealing with this aspect of weight loss is that as soon as the desired weight is achieved on the diet (if you ever make it that far), then the old eating habit will slowly re-assert itself.
I mean who wants to do that diet battle forever?
There is another way. A way that deals with the habit aspect, but there is a downside. This way does not produce rapid weight loss. What it does is to give you slower but consistent weight loss in a way that is effortlessly sustainable.
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Michael Hadfield, author of ‘How to Lose Weight Easily’, has been helping people to lose weight for around 14 years. 
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The Muffin Top Mystery – How Do I Get Rid of This Muffin Top – Not By Eating Healthy

Well, I admit it, we are really pushing the envelope here. The waters are getting deeper with each article we add to this series as we try passionately to de-mystify the mystery of the muffin top that WON’T GO AWAY.
The question of how to get rid of this muffin top gets weightier and more stressful with each passing year that we lug it around.
So Far, in case you haven’t seen the other articles, we have said that it is Not By Exercise, and it is Not by Eating Less and today we are saying that, believe it or not, it is Not by Eating Healthy?
If you just gagged on your healthy smoothie as you read this, I’m sorry but it’s your fault. Pick up a napkin, clean up the mess, and keep reading.
We are simply trying to ‘de-fang’ the fads
The Exercise Fad
For Example, the exercise fad… you know who I mean… all those muffin tops who are always at the gym. They’re on the machines, under the weights, and in the classes. It’s pathetic to see the same MT’s (muffin tops) for months on end and no visible changes.
Are we saying don’t exercise? God Forbid! Here are the Ten Irrefutable Benefits of Exercise:
Reduces the Risks and effects of Many Types of Cancers. 
Reduces the Risks of developing Type II Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. 
Reduces the risk of heart disease, decreases cholesterol and regulates blood pressure. 
Helps fight depression and enhances confidence and self-esteem. 
Increases natural protection against cold and flu viruses. 
Prevents many physical and cognitive problems associated with aging. 
Increases energy levels and reduces stress. 
Lessens chronic pain. 
Improves quality of sleep. 
Increases productivity, memory and improves mental sharpness.
Now who can argue against the absolute necessity of exercise?
The Diet Fad
When it comes to the innumerable diets that claim to help you rid yourself of that muffin top… our position is the same. At best they may help some people to some degree, but dieting is not the answer and in most cases is simply a waste of money.
Again, are we saying don’t diet? God Forbid!. When is it a bad thing to try to cut calories and control what you eat in America where nearly 70% of adults are either overweight or obese?
So with today’s title, are we saying don’t eat organic kale? God Forbid!
A good balance of healthy fats, protein, and complex carbs are absolutely essential for a long and healthy life.
By the same token… now listen up… many could argue that cherries are healthy (I love cherries) but they’re not good for your muffin top, nor are a lot of fruits that are high in fructose like pineapples for example.
Who would argue that organic pineapple is not healthy? Or what about nuts… an absolutely essential source of good fats and protein… BUT NOT SALTED… or we are not losing our muffin top?
Sugar and Salt are best friends with our muffin tops.
Should we abandon them altogether? (Ready?…I think you know the answer..) God Forbid! We need some sugar and some salt because deprivation is also one of our muffin top’s best friends.
If you are an MT (muffin top) pay close attention, when it comes to exercise, diets and healthy eating, NO EXTREMES PLEASE.
Be smart, balanced, and do all of them while maintaining a laser focus on the one indispensable component for getting rid of your muffin top. 
In fact, all the exercise, dieting, and healthy eating one could possibly do will be rendered useless without a consistent focus on this one simple substance.
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