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Old 03-21-2011, 08:56 PM
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Default How to lose weight just by doing groceries

Most of us know how to lose weight effectively but the thing is when one prepares food meals at home and puts them in the dining table, you canít help but eat everything up. Also another weakness is the refrigerator phenomena, where you take some snacks and moments later you take something else, it acts like hypnosis. This is in fact true in most homes and especially the moms who prepare the food usually gain more weight instead of losing.

What is the solution for this? Well it is basically going back to the basics, which is making healthy food choices. And in making healthy food choices you would focus on the food you buy, yes your grocery lists to be exact. It is actually the double edge where either crumbles you or saves you.

You donít believe it? Try this out: if you usually have a grocery list try not to take it with you on your next trip to the stores. Just go ahead and shop free flow. You will notice by the end of the day you have bought foods that might not benefit you in your weight loss. This is because when shopping you can easily get tempted to buy new foods or those who are heavily advertised on television which usually contain a lot of calories and fats. Also when you go mindlessly shopping you an an urge to pickup the foods that you love to eat without really thinking about your goal of losing weight.

With a grocery list in hand you wonít be likely to do all those stuff above and avoid impulse choices. Now in making a good grocery list, you should be able to prepare it in a solemn time where you can think clearly, no kidding this is a crucial process. Think about your main goal and what food items would be in alignment to it.

It would certainly contain your daily fresh fruits and vegetables, and in fact it should make up the largest part of your healthy grocery list. Since you can buy a lot of variations, pick up your favorites or the ones you love. Despite that they contain lots of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, they also have fewer calories and a whole lot of fiber.

As much as possible keep up with low calorie food items and avoid those refined flours. Whole grains are rich in fiber as well keeping you fit and promote good bowel, movement and digestion. Now for the protein and meat, it is preferable to have mostly fish, poultry and lean meats. You can also include legumes, eggs, nuts, seeds and legumes. You should certainly avoid those foods that are deep fried or processed. Of course water for your main beverage instead of other high calorie content sugar drinks and low fat milk and herbal tea for your in-between meals drinks .

This helps in reducing the fridge phenomena and also the kitchen phenomena for moms. Once you place in healthy food items and beverages, you will notice that you can prepare healthy recipes and donít really consume too much calories from your snacks and meals.

With proper grocery shopping techniques you can lose weight and even save up money. Knowing what to buy and how much each item costs can help you plan your budget (both money and calorie) better. Itís totally a win-win solution. Start today!
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:45 PM
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Our body got the chance to exercise while doing groceries because you tend to walk and lift things to put on your cart but I think exercising is still the best option to loss weight.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:41 AM
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Sure our organism is not a plant for food recycling, but a laboratory, where all the elements are sorted and sent to its correct places. So raw vegetables and fruits are the best food in our daily food.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:18 AM
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Default How to lose weight just by doing groceries

I agree. Especially if you're shopping without eating something first, their likelihood of unhealthy food is much greater. You do not need food low in calories. Calories are not bad for you as you look at where those calories come from. Of course, there are plenty of other factors involved as well as exercise.
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