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best of my advice

Eat foods with one ingredient. Thatís my best diet/health advice in one sentence. Too many foods are filled with stuff our bodies were never designed to consume. Seems like every other day some new science report comes out telling us that the "XYZ" thing that was so amazing and healthy and we needed...

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Avoid late night sabotage

So, I'm up 2.6 pounds this morning. I'm carrying extra water weight for sure because my fingers feel fat when I make a fist. It's my own darn fault. I was so far under my daily calorie allotment after dinner, I decided that a chocolatey dessert wouldn't go amiss.

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Water, water, water, protein

So far I have lost over 75 lbs since January 2017. I started at 241 lbs and now weigh 164.4 lbs with 14 more lbs to get to goal. I feel fantastic and believe me, everything is easier when you are at a normal weight. Walking is easier, buying clothes is easier (and more fun) playing with the grandk...

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Sugar is TOXIC!

I watched the movie "That Sugar Film" and it completely changed my perspective on sugar. This movie was produced in Australia. It is sometimes entertaining and sometimes uncomfortable to watch because the truth about sugar and it's hold on us is frightening. The absolute power and strangle hold that...

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Nutritionally dense food

Eat with balance and with purpose. Control processed foods and look to get a healthy balance not only of fats, carbs, and protein, but other important nutrients like potassium, iron, calcium, and various vitamins.It works! If you are reducing calories, it's important to ensure your diet is nutrient-...

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Whole Food Plant Based

I recently watched a documentary called "Forks over Knives". It definitely got me thinking (and curious) so I watched a few more that were similar. What the Health, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, PurePlant Nation and Supersize me. That was a lot of powerful information and I started researching and t...

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Meal Planning ___

I have found that meal planning helps me on so many fronts.
* My family and I eat more balanced meals
* I don't crave the foods that give me a sugar high, then low
* I am more intentional about my food and actually enjoy it more
* My food budget is kept in check
* I'm not that good at...

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Smoothies = More Freggies

I like smoothies. Not only do I get more freggies than the daily requirement with them, but it's a fast and delicious way to start and end a day or even as a quick pick me up during the mid afternoon slump. ...............................................................................................

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How I drink 10 cups of water a day:

How I drink more water: Water is my main drink, 1 cup coffee & sometimes almond milk or tea. I have a 18 oz. cup of water in my bathroom. I drink it ALL just after I brush my teeth, in the morning. When I'm at computer sparking, I drink another 18 oz., or more. I also drink 12 oz. before any meal o...

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Meal Prepping to win

In order for me to eat properly, or even remotely well to lose weight, I have had the most success with Meal Prepping.

I like to take a day out of the month, or even weekly to prep meals for myself and my husband to fit our needs.

Sometimes this can mean actually prepping meals to be c...

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