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Whole Grain Benefits

Why is it important to eat grains, especially whole grains?

Eating grains, especially whole grains, provides health benefits. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Grains provide many nutrients that are vital for the health and mai...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Herbs and Spices to Curb Cravings

If I am craving some starchy foods that really are not good for my goals for the day, I have discovered that what I actually crave about those comfort foods are actually not the starches at all! So, if I want to eat a whole pan of lasagna, or about ten pieces of pizza, I think about what flavors I r...

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Pros of Paleo Diet

You need to read this list. You need to read it because once you do youíll realize the Paleo Diet is unquestionably the best diet for you. There are no special pills and you donít have to starve yourself for 40 days and 40 nights.

All you have to do is eat in a similar fashion as your paleoli...

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HYPNOSIS Helped me STOP CHOCOLATE!!!!

Hello Sparkpeople!!!

It's the beginning of February 2016 & I'm back to SP, after 6 months away, during which time, unfortunately, I regained the 25lbs I'd lost,
doing SP from April to July of 2015.

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Drinking your 8 glasses of water

People don't realize the importance of water in a healthy lifestyle. Water is essential to one's health and wellbeing. Water carries nutrients to the body's cells and aids in the removal of waste materials and toxins from the body. When a person does not drink enough water, the body becomes dehydrat...

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TRACKING MY FOOD DAILY

I have been working out a minimum of 120 minutes a day. I only do 30 minutes at a time, so I do not get frustrated or burnt out. It has been good so far.

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fas...

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6 minis a day

I have found that as I have hit the over 40 mark, I need to actually eat MORE and more often. 6 small meals a day at 200-250 each is best to help me lose weight and feel better. I increased my water intake and that also helped tremendously. I consider my carefully and plan out my snacks (mini-meals)...

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TIME TO MEAL PREP

I am a big supporter of meal prep. You donít have to be a body builder to partake, and it saves heaps of time in the week when you normally have little to spare. I know it seems like an arduous task, but itís importance in achieving your goals really canít be underestimated. Knowing what to eat, how...

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Benefits of Juicing

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Did you know that 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables? We would need to eat 2 lbs of carrots, 10-12 apples, or 8 lbs of spinach to get the same amount of nutrients you receive in one 16 oz juice. When you drink j...

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