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Never deprive yourself

I have dieted for over ten years and I have tried every single type of diet. I have learned that the worst possible mistake with dieting is to deprive yourself of anything you love. Everything is good in moderation.

For example I LOVE baked goods and mac n cheese. So I allow myself baked goo...

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Keep it Up - goals and healthy eating

I had forgotten that I posted on here. Paleo works for Me and Stick to the Plan are great secrets to success, at least for me. I got on the scale this morning and I was down to my lowest weight in YEARS!! 232.2. That is almost 36 lbs from my all time high of 268.1. I started this journey in late Aug...

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Working for a cheat day

I have found success giving myself one cheat day a month. It helps me avoid falling out of the good habits because I know my cheat day is coming. I usually make it a holiday or birthday, so I don't feel left out when the big days come along. On my cheat day I can eat whatever I want, in moderatio...

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Clean it out!

Every spring I go through the kids closets and clean out what doesn't fit them, what is broken and what isn't working anymore. I usually end up with several trash bags of junk gets thrown out the door! In the same way, every diet I've ever tried works at first, and allows you to eat small amounts ...

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Eating & Exercise Plan

I had to change my idea of food as a 'reward' and now see it as simply a component of a healthy lifestyle. I still enjoy treats but I don't obsess over them or any other food. My 'rules' are...

1) Divide plate into three sections: half the plate containing vegetables/fruit (at least two diff...

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Mindfulness at Mealtime

Although this is not an entirely original idea, this is a great one I am incorporating with my family. My teenage son and I are adding a new skill each week, with the intent to reconnect with eating and make sure we are not on 'autopilot' or mindlessly eating.

1. Eat at designated mealtimes,...

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If you don't want to track it, you shouldn't eat it.

The first step is to be honest about what you're eating and drinking each day. Use the tracker even if you don't like what you're recording. Commit to logging everything for a week. You'll quickly begin to notice patterns and areas for improvement.

The next step is to start considering and mo...

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Ditch the carbs and gain back your life!

Ditching carbs has been the best thing ever for many reasons:

*Feel fuller longer
*Drastically reduced sugar cravings
*More energy
*Lose weight pretty quickly
*Simple - just eat meats and green veggies!

I haven't changed too much of my regular routine other than eating low-...

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Don't sugar-coat it

The secret I've found is to stay away from foods that have sugar in the top 3 ingredients! Even better if sugar is listed past the 5th ingredient. Anything else means you are eating calories that don't have good nutritional value.

As someone that has a sugar addiction, I find it all to easy...

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Listen to your hunger

I've always heard 'you HAVE TO eat breakfast' and 'breakfast is the most important part of the day'. I've spent a lifetime forcing myself to eat breakfast because it was what I should do to be healthy. I knew I was overweight and an over eater, but I thought I was doing the right thing at least in...

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