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With the healthy living movement that has been sweeping the nation, many people are taking an interest in their health. Today more than ever, people are paying more attention to their lifestyle choices. Many individuals are trying to shed some pounds, be it 100 pounds that crept on over the years or that last stubborn 10 pounds that simply won’t budge.
To lose weight effectively and keep it off, some serious lifestyle adjustments are in order. One of the most important ones...converting to a skinny kitchen.
The Kitchen is for Cooking, Not Takeout
When buying or selling a home, the kitchen is often one of the biggest selling points. Lots of counter space, commercial grade ovens, oversized refrigerators...today’s kitchens may be fashionable, but they are designed with function in mind. Don’t cutter your countertops with take-out boxes. Put your resources to good use and get cooking. Home-cooked meals are often tastier, much healthier, cheaper and can be personalized to your individual taste.
Create a Shopping List and Stick to It
Rule number one when grocery shopping: never do it when you’re hungry.If you do, you’re more likely to be led by your stomach and veer off track.
Whenever possible, plan out your weekly meals in advance. When creating your list, include healthy snacks to keep at home and grab and go snacks that are both healthy and convenient.
Invest in the Proper Tools For The Job
Cooking is an art, and like any artist, you need the proper tools. Stocking your kitchen with some of the basic staples will save you a lot of time in the kitchen. It will make cooking seem like less of a chore and help keep you from getting frustrated.
Keep Processed Foods Out of The Kitchen
Processed foods don’t belong anywhere in our diet, and especially not in our kitchens. If you’re running late at a business meeting, rushing to pick up the baby from the sitter and get the kids to soccer practice on time, you may have no choice but to grab something from the vending machine at work. But in your own kitchen, you have the ability to stock up on fresh, whole foods. Keep lots of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand, as well as fresh cheeses, yogurt and home baked goodies.
Remember Portion Control
It doesn’t matter how healthy you eat, if you overdo it and eat too much, you will have a hard time losing weight.
Fruit is a healthy snack option, but a banana has over 100 calories. Pay attention to your body, eat only when hungry and watch your serving sizes.