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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.

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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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Everyone is an individual

I think the biggest thing I have learned in this journey to health, which includes weight loss, is that everyone is an individual. That means we are all different and there is not one program, one plan, or one diet, that works for everyone. We have to search until we find the one that works for our ...

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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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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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10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

What holds most of us back ó and gets in the way of success ó 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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Give up processed sugar.

On March 14, 2016 I gave up sugar, in the form of chocolate candy, doughnuts, brownies, cookies, cake, special k bars, those cinnabon cream cheese dessert balls at Taco Bell, and other such delights. While they give me instant gratification I found I could not stop with one, or two, or three, or ....

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EAT your water!


We are told of the importance of drinking water, 8 glasses a day they say. My son is Registered Dietician, and thinks itís funny. The admonition to drink 8 glasses a day didnít come about until there was a bottled water industry that was trying to make money. We do need sufficient water, but ...

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How I lost 200 pounds

When I started my journey the hard part was I was always hungry...or thought I was..
A friend told me to try smaller meals..so I can up with a plan ..I eat 6-7 mini meals a day...I eat a protein and a carb with each meal....I also have a fruit or veggie..it was hard at first to plan and keep with...

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