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Drinking Infused Water

Over the last few years, I've replaced all the coffee, soda pop, fruit juice and energy drinks with water or herbal tea. Occasionally I'll put one of those sugar free powdered flavor packets in a bottle of water, but I've discovered I like adding fresh fruit to water instead.

I got a big wat...

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Low Carb High Fat

LCHF diet has been amazing on 3 fronts:
1) This has been easy for me to incorporate into my life. I don't miss breads and pastas very often, though bread is a convenient way to eat on the go.
I really love not having cravings every time I see cookies, chip or chocolate. I have really inter...

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Good Quality Protein Powder

When you start eating healthier, and not filling up on bread, pasta, junk food and caffeine, it's sometimes hard to feel full.

All the veggies doesn't really fill up your tummy, so it's easy to get hungry an hour or two later when you are eating healthy. Your body isn't used to not having th...

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Eat at Table

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When I started my diet on 10 April 2017, I decided to follow three rules:

1) Keep at/under 1,500 Calories/day
2) Write down EVERYTHING I consumed
3) *MOST IMPORTANT* Eat only at the table, not while reading/watching TV.

I belie...

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The Switch to fresh eating

A month ago I started a new lifestyle. While the healthy eating roller coaster reared it's ugly coaster car during the final days of my job, I found happy success with learning I liked how I felt eating a fresh Mediterranean life than I did what I grew up on. For this successful change, I embraced...

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Eat your Vegetables!

Nothing has helped me more in my weight loss than adding a HUGE amount of vegetables to each meal. I try to add 2-3 cups chopped mixed veggies to every meal I eat. Doing this adds a huge amount of volume to what you're eating without very many calories! It will keep you fuller longer, and they're so...

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10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

What holds most of us back and gets in the way of success are those sugar cravings that seem impossible to break.
Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine?
You can probably identify: In 2014,...

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Low fat, high carbohydrate vegan diet.

This may not be for everyone, but it has changed my life. I cut out all meat, dairy, and eggs. My digestion has greatly improved, and I no longer eat then feel like I just need to go take a nap. I like to eat lots of raw fruit and vegetables just chopped up on a plate with a little bit of humus for ...

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Keeping it real - Handy food at the ready

I hate cooking. I hate thinking about food and I hate grocery shopping, I'd much rather be enjoying one of my many hobbies and just grab anything in between activities. I used to reach for whatever was at hand. And often that was not something healthy.

As they say, know yourself. When I ...

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Fill Up On Veggies At The Buffett

I have a dear Spark friend who once weighed over 300 pounds when he began Spark people in 2007. One night we were discussing the fact that he and his family frequent the pizza buffets. We both agreed that each visit was healthy diet sabotage waiting to happen. I mentioned to him a 'strategy' that I...

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