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I have been slowly changing our diets over the past year. Last year we focused on eating in more, less deep frying, batch cooking. This year we have developed a 3 phase system: Phase I (Jan - April) eat out couple times a month, start replacing meats with natural/grass feed/organic meats, buy top 12 dirty foods as organic, slowly replace foods with better alternatives.
Phase II (May - Aug) eat out one time a month, all meats bought grass feed/organic, purchase all Dirty Dozen organic. ONLY clean foods in house. Phase III (Sept - Dec) - Eating out only 2 times a quarter, continue organic meats and buying organic dirty dozen and only clean foods in house.
How many times do you find yourself starting to hold your breath while lifting weights? Try to count off your reps out loud (even just in a soft whisper to yourself if you are around others) to force an exhalation during the contraction phase.
Still in the phase where your always hungry? Try filling up on low-cal foods and water before you eat. I often eat a cup of watermelon slices and a glass of water before a meal to help make me fuller faster.
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