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Then move on to the rest of the kitchen:
Learn to read food labels
Buy a sturdy cutting board for all the fresh veggies you’ll be cutting up
Get plenty of plastic bags and containers for portioning out prepared foods and storing healthy leftovers
Collect healthy, quick recipes
Toss out all those pizza coupons
Get a few drinking bottles for keeping cold water in the fridge
Put a bowl of fruit and granola/breakfast bars by the back door
And while we are still in the kitchen...
... learn where to spend your weight loss dollars. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it takes more than reading a book or joining a gym. It really takes a lifestyle change of consistently picking up good habits and chucking old habits to the curb. Exchanging habits takes some time, so the smartest thing you can do is to make it easy on yourself. That means making it easy on your pocketbook too.
How can saving some dough make you a little less "doughy" around the middle? By spending smartly. Weight loss is not necessarily going to be cheap. But the more you make your money work for you, the more you stretch your dollars like a tight hamstring, the more likely you’ll be building a program you can stick with.
You will need to spend some money to do things differently than you are today. All change costs something. By spending money in the right way, you can set yourself up with tons of options and a collection of healthy resources that make a huge difference. But starting from square one, some things are worth spending money on and some things aren’t.
Fresh food and produce
A pitcher with a filter for all that water you’re going to need
Spices so healthy food doesn’t get boring
Tupperware (the greatest gift to combat fast food convenience)
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