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Peace, E2, Plant Strong!

I have been eating Vegan 95% of the time for over a year now & losing weight has been pretty steady. The key for me has been to up the restrictions on my diet to remove all oils & limit ALL processed foods (this includes tofu & 'fake meats'... part of the reason some are called 'Junk Food Vegans'.)...

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Portion Control to Kick Start Your Weight Loss Journey!

Don't use a large dinner plate. Instead use a small dessert plate and once the food on your plate is gone that is it. Have a large glass of water to fill the rest of your stomach. This keeps from over eating. The water fills any empty space that might make you feel like you are still hungry. Make th...

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It is no secret...

It's no secret that changing our eating habits contributes to a healthier lifestyle.

It is important to note that portion control, sticking to eating normal serving sizes, and reducing late night snacking makes a big difference in achieving our weight loss goals.

It has been quite surp...

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Beck Diet Solution Daily Adventures

~Day 24: Deal With Discouragement
I do dwell on eating unplanned food. I am overwhelmed by the whole process. I took a step towards minimizing workload. I have a library book but today I ordered the workbook and 2 copies of the pink book ($4 each book). All 3 will be journals. I will start my sec...

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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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