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Clean Your Kitchen


Many authors, including Dr. Phil McGraw in one of his earlier books on weight loss, wrote that in order to keep from sabotaging ourselves, we should clean out all of the bad foods from our kitchen. Remove all the cookies, breads, and sugars from our cupboards so that we do not reach for them in weak moments. My kitchen does not hold these temptations because other than a few cans of soup and tuna and boxes of tea in the cupboard I do not keep food in my home.

Still, I believe this is a good exercise for me to complete. So today I cleaned the kitchen – the shelves, the counters, the appliances, and steam cleaned the floor. Then I stocked the refrigerator with V-8 juices, fat-free milk and salad mixes. Now my kitchen is stocked with healthy foods. I just have to motivate myself to walk into my kitchen and bypass all those restaurants I see on my way to and from work.

CITE: McGraw, P. (2005) The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom. New York. Free Press Publications.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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