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New Tricks To Help You Trim Down

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Looking for a way to trim down as you head into the heart of the holiday season? The answer could be as easy as out of sight out of mind and out of mouth.

Re-arranging how she stored her food has convinced Ingrid Higginbotham that she can really make a dent in her biggest battle. “I’ve always been overweight my whole life,” confessed Higginbotham.

Looking to lose another ten pounds, Higginbotham agreed to let Clinical Nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta drop by her house to see if it is what is making her heavy.

“It’s called obesogenetic environment,” explained Cassetta. “It means your environment affects your waistline.” “It never occurred to me,” admitted Higginbotham.

Cassetta told Higginbotham to banish unhealthy foods to the back of the cabinet.

“Have more healthy stuff up front like the albacore tuna,” Cassetta told Higginbotham

Rearranging applies to the fridge as well.

“Great! Strawberries in front, excellent,” said Cassetta.

She instructed Higginbotham to say good-bye to chocolate and put chocolate wafer cookies and other chocolates to the back.

Then make sure less healthy foods have a home off the countertop. “Seeing these foods sometimes makes us have cravings,” explained Cassetta.

It’s not just what you see and where you see it, but how you plate it.

“In a dark dish you might actually serve less because you can see it, there’s contrast,” said Cassetta.”I really had never heard that,” confessed Higginbotham. “

Another tip is to keep the room where you eat stress free as much as possible. You don’t want to be thinking about the bills or work or clutter,” said Cassetta.

One thing you should always leave in plain view is your workout gear. “I think it’s not just going to impact me but my family,” said Higginbotham.

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