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Sunday food prep for the coming week...

Sunday food prep for the coming week requires organization, planning and dedication. I really tried to debunk this method as a necessary habit! I thought for sure I could eat healthy and stay on track by throwing together my daily meals in the early AM before work and then dealing with dinner on th...

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Life Changing Secret

I am a "senior" over 60 year old woman. I started with Sparkpeople 10 years ago when in my 50's. I have failed numerous times until now. This is my story.
Whole30 has changed my life. It was hard to do. It involved planning before beginning and constant planning while doing the 30 days. The first...

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Plan Your Meals!

Always plan a menu to help you eat healthy! It helps you buy the right groceries, stay on a budget and to lose weight!
The week before, I plan a menu of my breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the upcoming week. Then, over the weekend, I go to the grocery store and Sundays I cook all day and ...

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First comes veggies, then comes protein

As a recently diagnosed Type 2, I've found that listening to what works for other diabetics is a great way to help yourself. Not that you have to do everything everyone else does, but you can pick and choose from their ideas for what you think will work the best for you. You can get some great ide...

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Growing My Own Food

The garden is my closest friend - it's where I go to exercise my body with a hoe and a pitchfork. Its where I plan and lay-out companion planting strategies. It's were I witness everyday miracles in the rich soil that I grow from organic materials. Its where I harvest my meals and then prepare ...

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Limit Carbs to 50 g or under!

After reading alot about GMO wheat, and all the other things GMO has ruined, and what sugar does to our bodies, I have not eaten (or had very little bites) bread, crackers, potatoes, chips, corn, cake, candy, ice cream etc. since July 18. I have lost over 30# and do not feel deprived. I feel my bo...

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Healthy Food is Love

The evidence that we have seen over and over again is that veggies should be at least 1/2 of our plates, with some protein. A mostly plant-based diet is a wonderful path to improved health. We can try to eat a rainbow along the way. A couple of fruits can be added to help get that rainbow effect ...

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How I keep myself from being hungry

I plan my meals ahead of time. I have lunches at work, 2 days a week of soup and sandwich and 3 days of Lean Cuisine meals with salad.

1 snack for the am
1 snack for the pm snack so I am not starving after the gym. Those have a little more to it. Example is Olive oil and Rosemary triscui...

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Plan and Prep

The way I stick to my diet is to plan ahead. I purchase all of my food for the week on the weekend. And then I prep and cook everything I need for the week on Sundays. Then I just grab and go! I follow a Ketogenic diet and SparkPeople helps ensure that I hit all of my macros.

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Building a Healthy Lifestyle on a Budget: Tricks from Twenty years in Retail.

Building a Healthy Lifestyle on a Budget: Tricks from Twenty years in Retail.

OK, my hubby and I are both retired, and itís hard to make sweeping changes on a fixed income. Some of you are in single-income families, or large families, or for other reasons have a harsh financial reality. Ití...

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