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GRRRrr! I Am So Angry!

I thought the title might capture your attention! No, I am not angry, but for sure, like everyone else, I have been in situations which do make me angry. You know . . . the person who cuts us off when we’re driving, an unkind comment made, being on HOLD for an eternity when you just want to get a...

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Stress: It DOESN’T Do a Body Good!

Stress. It can be our undoing even if we follow a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy foods and exercising. Stress causes an inflammatory response in the body, and chronic inflammation is responsible for many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammat...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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Protein and Water

Make sure to get 60g of lean protein and 64oz of water in every day. You will be amazed at what those changes can do for your weight loss. The water is necessary for proper body functions. Eat your protein first at meals, so that you fill up on that instead of sides. Protein fills you up faster,...

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Log your food

As I approach 100 pounds lost, I can say that being consistent with logging my food and keeping up with Sparkpeople has been the biggest factor in my weight loss. I am most proud of my Sparkstreak for logging in. 337 days and counting! I haven't missed a day since starting. Even when I have eaten to...

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Eat Breakfast Daily

It sets you up for a successful day of eating. What you eat for breakfast has a powerful impact on how hungry you are for the entire day. My biggest weapon in fighting against evening eating is eating breakfast. Well, I see there is a minimum word count on secrets of success. I guess uncomplicated, ...

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What’s Your Personality Type?

There are many personality types that have been identified over time. But these personality types can generally be grouped into 4 main categories. The 4 classifications identified are: the optimist, the pessimist, the trusting person, or the envious person. Which one are you? Are you optimistic...

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Suggestions for Weight Maintenance After Weight Loss

Congratulations! You’ve reached your goal with hard work. NOW what? Maintenance. Hard work which requires effort and commitment. It is NOT about diet, it’s about adopting and maintaining a healthy life style. So, how do we do that?

EAT SENSIBLY if severely restricting calories, you me...

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Learn to Love Berakfast

Learn to Love Breakfast
Reasons to Make A.M. Eating a Habit

By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer

As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone u...

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Kale: nutritional profile

Kale: nutritional profile

Kale is a nutritional standout in three basic areas: (1) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, (2) much-needed micronutrients (in which the average U.S. adult is currently deficient), and (3) cancer-preventive nutrients called glucosinolates.
Antioxidant an...

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