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Logging all your meals!

I have found that logging all of my meals and snacks keeps me on track! . I count carbs and calories and this has helped me go from 193 pounds to 176 in just 30 days!. If i find that I am hungry or craving sweets, I eat a couple pieces of watermelon of two or three pieces of Atkins Endulg...

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6 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers Market

6 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers Market


Farmers markets have exciting food options, colorful produce, free samples, budget-friendly prices and of course, an amazing atmosphere. I love to go to them and see and observe all the people there ó farmers markets are a community-spirited eve...

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Track Dinner First

Because dinner is a family meal there are more limitations on my options for food. I have learned that by tracking my dinner in the morning I can confidently make choices throughout the day that help me to stay on track. I am able to eat a better balance of macro nutrients and also end up at the en...

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Drink a Glass of Water Prior to Any Meal or Snack

If you are struggling with portion distortion or simply want to cut back the caloric intake of meas and/or snacks, drink a full 8 ounce glass of water (cold, tepid, or iced) prior to eating. This will help to fill you up faster, without adding any unwanted calories and will help prevent you from ove...

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Best Foods for Boosting Brain Power

Best Foods for Boosting Brain Power


According to the Alzheimerís Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer with Alzheimerís disease and 1 of every 3 seniors dies with some form of dementia.1 Families may spend over $5,000 each year caring for a loved one, and it costs the U.S. $21...

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Night-Time Overeating Ė How to Handle It

A calorie is a calorie no matter when itís consumed. So, theoretically, eating @ night is not going to make the difference in your weight loss efforts. The culprit is the amount of food consumed.

Letís back up a little. What are some of the things that could lead to that ravenous night-tim...

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Beets: what's new and beneficial

Beets: what's new and beneficial
What's New and Beneficial About Beets

Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxific...

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Trying to Eat Clean UGH!

The soul of eating clean is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; itís a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life Ė one meal at a time.

At least this what most food experts and clean eaters say. For me,...

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Mindful eating - pay attention to what you are eating!

When you eat, truly taste your food. Feel the texture.... taste the flavor.... feel yourself swallow it... keep your mind on your eating. When it wanders, just say "not now..." and go back to focusing on your eating. You will probably find that you eat more slowly and you eat less because you are no...

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Replace instead of Remove

For any diet changes: REPLACE whatever is taken away with something healthier and more wholesome. Having huge gaps in my diet from foods that are forbidden makes me feel like i'm losing something. What works for me is to fill that gap, even if it means i'm eating more.
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