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Eat at Table

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When I started my diet on 10 April 2017, I decided to follow three rules:

1) Keep at/under 1,500 Calories/day
2) Write down EVERYTHING I consumed
3) *MOST IMPORTANT* Eat only at the table, not while reading/watching TV.

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The Switch to fresh eating

A month ago I started a new lifestyle. While the healthy eating roller coaster reared it's ugly coaster car during the final days of my job, I found happy success with learning I liked how I felt eating a fresh Mediterranean life than I did what I grew up on. For this successful change, I embraced...

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Eat your Vegetables!

Nothing has helped me more in my weight loss than adding a HUGE amount of vegetables to each meal. I try to add 2-3 cups chopped mixed veggies to every meal I eat. Doing this adds a huge amount of volume to what you're eating without very many calories! It will keep you fuller longer, and they're so...

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10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

What holds most of us back and gets in the way of success are those sugar cravings that seem impossible to break.
Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine?
You can probably identify: In 2014,...

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Low fat, high carbohydrate vegan diet.

This may not be for everyone, but it has changed my life. I cut out all meat, dairy, and eggs. My digestion has greatly improved, and I no longer eat then feel like I just need to go take a nap. I like to eat lots of raw fruit and vegetables just chopped up on a plate with a little bit of humus for ...

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Keeping it real - Handy food at the ready

I hate cooking. I hate thinking about food and I hate grocery shopping, I'd much rather be enjoying one of my many hobbies and just grab anything in between activities. I used to reach for whatever was at hand. And often that was not something healthy.

As they say, know yourself. When I ...

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Fill Up On Veggies At The Buffett

I have a dear Spark friend who once weighed over 300 pounds when he began Spark people in 2007. One night we were discussing the fact that he and his family frequent the pizza buffets. We both agreed that each visit was healthy diet sabotage waiting to happen. I mentioned to him a 'strategy' that I...

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Eat a Whole Food Plant Based Diet

I watched the documentaries Forks Over Knives and Cowspiracy (about the environmental impact of animal agriculture) at the end of 2016 and after a period of reading and research, decided to switch to whole food plant based eating and I feel so much better already.

My BP is back in the normal...

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Being Honest Works

I track everything I eat. I am using the Weight Watchers program as a tool. I returned in March and am down 11.1 pounds so far.

I account for everything that goes into my mouth that might have points attached. I don't track my water. I am good about drinking that. If I add honey to my tea, it...

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Give up processed sugar.

On March 14, 2016 I gave up sugar, in the form of chocolate candy, doughnuts, brownies, cookies, cake, special k bars, those cinnabon cream cheese dessert balls at Taco Bell, and other such delights. While they give me instant gratification I found I could not stop with one, or two, or three, or ....

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