There is a lot of conflicting information floating around about whatís ok to eat and what isnít. My rule of thumb in the grocery store is simple: donít buy anything with any ingredient that you couldnít buy in the store. Soy Lecithin? Maltodextrin? Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil? High Fructose Corn Syrup? These are clear indicators that youíre looking at something which was invented in a lab. In other words, NOT REAL FOOD!
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best thing i ever learned was what all those ingredients really are on the labels of foods. if i can't pronounce them or it is not real food i just don't buy it anymore. our bodies like real food and if there is a choice between feeling great from real food or a twinkie - real food everytime.
Identify your worst 'snack time' and use it for Fitness Minutes instead
Late afternoons, I would snack while fixing dinner -- usually filling up before dinner was ready, but I'd still eat a full dinner. Now I go to the gym or take a walk during the time dinner is cooking and get a double benefit! Fewer calories in, More calories burned!
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