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Meal Prepping to win

In order for me to eat properly, or even remotely well to lose weight, I have had the most success with Meal Prepping.

I like to take a day out of the month, or even weekly to prep meals for myself and my husband to fit our needs.

Sometimes this can mean actually prepping meals to be c...

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Herbal Iced Tea Does It For Me

I take two bags of herbal tea and put them in a 1.5-liter bottle. I fill up the bottle with water (tap water is just fine where I live) and put the bottle in the fridge. After about an hour I have a lovely, cold bottle of iced herbal tea, no sugar added!

I used to be a Coke Zero addict. ...

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Vary Your Caloric Intake

Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser to vary your caloric intake: eat on the low end for two days, eat in the middle range for three days, eat on the high end (even going a little over) on two days. This keeps your body guessing. I did this all last week and lost 3.5 lbs!

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Meal Planning ___

I have found that meal planning helps me on so many fronts.
* My family and I eat more balanced meals
* I don't crave the foods that give me a sugar high, then low
* I am more intentional about my food and actually enjoy it more
* My food budget is kept in check
* I'm not that good at...

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Smoothies = More Freggies

I don't eat nearly enough freggies, so I started making smoothies. Not only do I get more than the daily requirement of servings but it's a fast and delicious way to start and end a day or even as a quick pick me up during the mid afternoon slump. ......................................................

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How I drink 10 cups of water a day:

How I drink more water: Water is my main drink, 1 cup coffee & sometimes almond milk or tea. I have a 18 oz. cup of water in my bathroom. I drink it ALL just after I brush my teeth, in the morning. When I'm at computer sparking, I drink another 18 oz., or more. I also drink 12 oz. before any meal o...

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

I am a big believer in meal planning. It allows me to make smart decisions at the grocery store, and more importantly, not to overspend. I like to make a larger meal on Sundays (things like Pot Roast or a Roasted Chicken) so that I can make 2 meals out of the protein. Also leftovers are key!!
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Low carb has changed my life

Low carb has changed my life. I have been a sugar/carb addict for years. Going low carb, I have been able to give up sugar all together. I finally realized that fruit was a trigger for me. I would give up all sweets other than fruit and then I would go right back to sweets. I would start by eat...

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Portion Control Works

There is no "secret" to losing weight. No magic bullet. No "one size fits all" approach. The one constant is more out than in. I have been here two years. During that time I have tried various ways to lose my weight. Finally I realized, I needed to do something that I can do for life, not do t...

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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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