31 Days of Latinas losing weight: Tip #23
When it comes to weight loss, it takes a lot of self-control and a ton of great tips and ideas on how to do it right. That's pretty much the whole point of our 31 Days of Latinas Losing Weight challenge. Today's tip, though, Tip #23, is one of the most important. In fact, without fulfulling this tip, you definitely don't have a chance to make yourself your best self.
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The way to ensure your life-long weight loss maintenance success is to always (and I mean ALWAYS) make sure to keep a well-stocked refrigerator and pantry of healthy ingredients that you can easily cook at home in order to avoid fast food.
Just as I recommended with healthy snacking (you know, you should ALWAYS keep some around for yourself), it's really important to always keep some basics on hand. For me, this means starting out with plenty of negative-calorie foods and, if it's in season, TONS of watermelon since I love it and supposedly it's good for your diet.
For my pantry, I always like to keep bags of dried beans (or cans, if you prefer them), quinoa, and brown rice. In my fridge, I typically keep some greens, a couple of citrus fruits, some kind of berry and tomatoes (because I love them so much). I also typically keep some frozen broccoli and green beans, since they're also easy additions to any meal.
I always make sure to keep my fridge and pantry stocked with these goodies is because I find it SO easy to make a last-minute meal that everyone will enjoy. Typically, all I need is a quinoa salad (I throw in beans and some veggies, and then I'm done!) or I make a dish that has about 1/2 cup of brown rice, a cup of beans and about 2 cups of veggies, whatever that mix may be. This is an easy and healthy way to make sure that you always have something on hand so that ordering in (which I find typically leads to REALLY unhealthy choices) is never the best option.
So, don't forget to go grocery shopping and, as always, tune in for Tip #24 tomorrow!
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