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Portion control is working for me!

Learning to stop eating when I'm full has been a tough one for me. I love food and I want to eat it all! But, I found out I am a type II diabetic in December 2016 and I need to lose weight in order to be healthy. I've learned to take smaller portions at meal time and eat them slowly. I even have ...

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Water Water Water

I know you'll hear it everywhere on this site but water is the one thing that, once I get a handle on it, makes everything else come together. It's one of the hardest to get consistent with at first but using a straw or a water bottle (preferably one where you don't drink out of it the same way you...

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A Cup of Water for Less Snacking

One of my biggest problems was snacking while watching my favorite shows. There was a point where I was buying certain snacks for certain shows or movies that I planned on watching during the week. This had to stop! Making this change was very difficult at first but I found ways to deal with that ur...

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Targeted Ketogenic Diet

I have had success with the ketogenic diet. There are different types of keto diets. The keto follows low carbs (20 net carbs or less per day.) Your fats are high and your body uses the fat for energy vs using carbohydrates for energy. I feel full, and have less cravings now. The first week you fee...

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My Best Secret

Here you go!... Just drinking as much water as I can safely pee, counting and eating healthy calories, avoiding sugar at all costs, no booze (except for medicinal purposes), no snitching, cheating, no lying to myself, overall...focusing on a healthy lifestyle.

As for exercising, I get out and...

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Know your metabolism

There are many people who are blessed with a decent Metabolism and many are not. I am in the later group and I would think so are many on this website. Once you are on a weight loss quest you find out what really your rate is which for people for low rates is lower than the normal BMR calculators on...

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Big store walking and recumbent bike

I have a few physical limitations to walking. I have a titanium screw in my left foot and walk flat footed, and recently broke my left arm. So my exercise right now is getting a grocery cart and Walking through Walmart or similar large store with wide aisles. The cart steadies me and I don't have to...

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Quit Lying To Yourself

All I can say is when I started SparkPeople I lied to myself so much about what I was eating and the working out and I mean not adding something to the list of things I ate or giving myself an extra few minutes of workout time so it seemed like I was really trying. Well guess what ... when you lie a...

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The answer for me

I've had a few years with heart problems so when a cardiologist suggested my heart needed less fat to deal with I made up my mind. It was suggested that you eat 10% less at etch meal. It has worked and I am looking at sugar laced food differently and not in a good way.
I used to eat out a lot an...

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My 2 best tips to keep my blood glucose numbers in range!

After my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes I began to walk each day to help me burn more calories. Those early days walks were really difficult because I was so over-weight, my joints and feet hurt due to Fibromyalgia, and breathing was often difficult.

I joined SparkPeople and began to track my f...

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