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Test Yourself – Avoid Fast Food For One Week

avoid fast foodGiving up fast food may be the number one obstacle for you to accomplish especially if you have become used to eating this type of food on a regular basis. However if you want to shed those excess pounds and get into better shape, avoiding the fast food spots and restaurants can be one of the most important healthy habits to develop. Therefore, challenge yourself to a mini goal and see if you can avoid fast food, or better yet eating out in general for one whole week.

Seven days is not that hefty of a time-frame to focus on one particular goal, especially if this turns into a lifetime of improved nutrition. That’s what is most important here. You will find that your daily nutrition will be responsible for 70% of your weight loss success so it pays to improve the choices you make on a regular basis and develop healthy eating habits.

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Try One New Healthy Meal Every Week

new healthy mealWhen you’re truly ready to start changing your nutrition around, one of the best ways to get a strong handle this is to try a new healthy meal every week at home. When you’re attempting to change your nutrition in order to eat in a more healthy manner, it’s important you break out of your normal routine. One of the main causes for excessive weight gain is due to the food choices made on a regular basis.

If you often visit fast food spots, restaurants, or order home pizza delivery, then you will likely consistently have issues trying to tackle the weight loss issue since those meals generally provide far too large of potions for one single meal.

The best part about trying a new healthy meal every week is that you can designate one particular day where you and your family try out a new recipe. Maybe give the day a special name too if you have young children such as “Healthy Wednesday”, or “Friday Family Dinner Night”.

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Wait Don’t Leave The House! Do You Have Food and Snacks With You?

food and snacksSticking with healthy nutrition when you’re away from home can be tough. This is particularly difficult if you leave the house without any food and snacks in your possession. If you’ve made the commitment to improve your health and lose weight, then your daily nutrition is what is going to get you to successfully accomplish this goal.

Instead of making the weight loss process more difficult than it needs to be, give yourself an edge by ensuring every time you leave your house for work or to run errands, you have sustenance for when it’s time to eat.

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Five Healthy Eating Habits To Develop This Week

5 healthy eating habitsLet’s face it, it’s not an easy thing to improve your daily eating habits on a consistent basis. This is especially true if you have been eating in an unhealthy matter for quite some time and are desperately trying to turn this around. Naturally it’s gonna be tough to change your habits and kick the fast food habit if you’re used to eating that daily. Nevertheless, if you have a goal to lose weight, one of the first things you must get a strong handle on is your daily nutrition. Weight loss success is 70% dependent on your nutrition so it’s vital you get a good handle on this first.

Therefore here are five ways you can develop healthy eating habits this week and leapfrog right to the forefront of a healthy lifestyle.

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Drink Dangers Many People Overlook

drink dangersIf you’re focused on improving your health and losing weight, you are most likely improving the choices of food you eat on a regular basis. However there is also another sneaky snake that continually strikes weight loss seekers many and they are found in the form of drinks.

People often forget the fact that calories are found in most beverages, and sometimes in hefty quantities depending on the type of drink and the size of cup. The calorie range can be quite significant just as the case with food. If you opt with water, you’ll have a total of 0 calories, but if you choose an extra-large soda from your favorite fast food place you’re looking at 500+ calories.

That’s an enormous difference in calories and why it’s so important you make wise, conscientious decisions when it comes to your beverages and avoid the drink dangers.

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Focus on Being Healthy Not Being Skinny

being healthyHere’s one of the most important points to keep in mind if you are longing for weight loss success – don’t focus on being skinny, just focus on being healthy. All too often folks get the notion that the only way to successfully lose weight is to starve yourself and that you must turn out looking like one of the skinny models in the many magazines plastered on newsstands and the supermarket aisles.

Let’s put this nonsense to rest: Don’t focus on being skinny, instead focus on being healthy.

In a nutshell, if you focus each day on your nutrition and exercise plan your weight will take care of itself. The only time problems usually occur is when we allow too much sustenance to enter our body without providing a way to burn off the excess in the form of exercise.

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Meal of the Week 37 – Lasagna Rolls

lasagna rolls
Meal of the Week: Turkey Lasagna Rolls w/ Salad
Leftover Meal Idea: Muffin Melts

Here’s a fun way to enjoy lasagna but in a more individualized manner that will help keep calorie count low and in turn help keep you focused on healthy nutrition. Even though portion size and ingredients are a tad different than usual, that in no way sacrifices flavor or taste. If the meal is prepared as outlined below, you should have enough leftover to make some tasty muffin melts that you’ll enjoy for work the next day. Those who desire a vegetarian/meat-less version simply do without the lean ground turkey and opt for an alternative of your liking.

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Care For Your Plastic Travel Containers

travel containersIf you have started to improve your nutrition in an effort to shed those extra pounds, you have likely started cooking healthier meals and serving appropriate portion sizes to eat. That’s the most positive habit to create and if this continues, you’ll eventually lose the weight you want to be rid of.

Aren’t you feeling more healthy cooking and eating appropriate portion sizes as opposed to going out and getting fattening fast foods? Do you remember the bloated, lethargic feeling you used to get after devouring those enormous portions?

Yes, those are signs the choices you are making these days are better and definitely more beneficial for your weight loss progress.

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If You’re Bored Don’t Eat

bored don't eatHave you ever found yourself mindlessly snacking on things at home just because you weren’t doing anything at that moment? Unfortunately snacking in this manner often means you are tossing hundreds, if not thousands of needless calories into your body each time that occurs.

In order to effectively lose weight you need to develop strong self-control when it comes to everything dealing with nutrition. That means not only at meals but also particularly with those deceptive snacks and drinks. These specific moments when it’s often overlooked as to how much we are actually putting into our bodies.

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Healthy Question of the Week 12

healthy question of the week 12Dear HealthyChoicesInLife –

How do you deal with hunger cravings? I always find myself snacking on something when I’m either watching tv, on the computer, or even when reading a book. I just always seem to be munching on something. The problem is midway through my activity I feel myself getting stuffed and I know that is not good because I see how fat I’ve become. How can I improve this right away?

Thanks for your advice and help with this healthy question.

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