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Adding Variety To Food and Exercise

Adding variety to food and exercise is the key. I was doing the same exercise and eating the same meals for months. Once I decided to spice it up and try something different I begin to see improvement. It can get very boring doing the same thing over and over and eating the same food over and over....

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A Tour of My Vegan Kitchen

This is the first of what I hope will be several articles on a healthy vegan lifestyle. To start off, I would like to talk about food! More specifically, a tour of my healthy, budget-conscious vegan kitchen!

Vegan or not, you need a healthy and balanced diet for your body to work at its best....

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Consistently Eating Well

Food prep on Sunday: chop all veggies, make a protein to last all week, and have it ready to assemble in the fridge--an at-home salad bar!
The harder chopped veggies go in one bowl and softer ones in another to help keep them fresh longer. Same goes for leafy greens--I wash and pat them dry wit...

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Use a food scale to accurately measure portions, especially when cooking

I do a lot of crock pot cooking. Let me repeat that. I do a LOT of crock pot cooking. Most of the recipes I use come with a recommended number of servings (i.e. "makes 8 servings" listed at the start of the recipe). When I started working heavily on portion control, I got irritated because if I ...

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eat more nuts

Simple as 1,2,3..
My keys:
1) Persistence - Spark people for years and keep coming back and trying!

2) Eating right - For me, eating the walnuts and mixed nuts with a apple.

3)The exercise - without it I was just counting calories and this would soon fall to the way side, when I...

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Eating Tasty, Affordable, Easy to Make Foods

If it doesn't taste good but promises you earth shattering weight loss in just 12 weeks, it's more likely you'll ditch the plan than stick with it. Same if the food's expensive, or take hours to cook.

I have learned that my weight loss doesn't have to sacrifice taste. I have explored the worl...

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My very own ever changing cookbook

I used to have about 12 cookbooks on my shelf with sticky notes marking the pages of my favorite recipes. They took up a lot of space and I couldnít seem to remember which book some of the recipes were in. I spent a lot of time looking for a recipe for dinner. And when I wanted to tweak the recip...

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Roasted Vegetables to help get all servings in every day

I have started roasting vegetables-just lay out in a roasting pan with a small amount of olive oil and various spices (according to the veggie); roast on 375degrees for about 30 minutes and they are just awesome! It is a treat-I roasted asparagus this week and had some left over; I wrapped a piece ...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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