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Mindfulness- Honoring the Body Through Food

Food is an incredibly important part of our lives. After all, it is life-sustaining! Without sustenance, we would die! Yet… its importance goes well beyond that. It can be a source of pleasure. It can be at the center of social events. It has both cultural significance and personal significance to e...

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Move more/ eat less/ drink fewer calories/ run with friends

I run 3-4 miles Tuesday Thursday Saturday and longer on Sundays

I have been running half marathons for three years now but started wit a couch to 5k program in 2010. I ran my first half marathon in 2014 using a training program my husband found online. It wa tough running by myself but very t...

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One & A Half

This isn't the way for everyone but it works great for me. Everytime I feel hungry I drink water,never drank so much water in my life! I have one small meal a day,usually at lunch and a cup of soup for dinner. I don't drink anything but water,no coffee,no soda,no tea,no milk nothing but water. I lo...

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A Tour of My Vegan Kitchen

This is the first of what I hope will be several articles on a healthy vegan lifestyle. To start off, I would like to talk about food! More specifically, a tour of my healthy, budget-conscious vegan kitchen!

Vegan or not, you need a healthy and balanced diet for your body to work at its best....

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Portion Control Works

There is no "secret" to losing weight. No magic bullet. No "one size fits all" approach. The one constant is more out than in. I have been here two years. During that time I have tried various ways to lose my weight. Finally I realized, I needed to do something that I can do for life, not do t...

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All you need to get started is a calorie deficit

So I've been struggling with weight for a long time and trying different types of diets and all that. Recently I had been following a body builder on youtube and he posted a video that brought it all into perspective for me. The video is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THPHEO_DTug

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Self love patience

Learning to view exercise as self love and not a selfish activity helps. Loving and caring for yourself sets an example for others plus no one else can or will do it for you. Exercise, clean eating are habits that lead to improved mood, weight lose, improved health. You'll miss less time at work, ha...

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Never Stop Never Stopping

Every day, start by envisioning a great day. Mentally plan ahead. Imagine how you'll feel at the end of the day when you've been successful. Now think of at least one thing that makes you proud of yourself and your journey. It doesn't matter how tough the previous day was, you've got today to make i...

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Look At Your Progress

Whenever you feel frustrated, and just want to give up, look at the progress you’ve made. No matter how small that progress may seem, it will get bigger the longer you keep at it.

Remember every victory, no matter how small. You lost a quarter of a pound? Great! You were able to do five more...

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Just keep swimming

Finally the dam has broken. My weight is going down. After hours in the gym doing weight training and cardio, my body is releasing the weight. I feel so good emotionally about this. All my hard work in the gym is paying off.

Now that the weather is nicer, I am able to ride my bike outside. I'...

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