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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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I'm not hungry, I'm thirsty

Every time I feel hunger pangs, I remember what a doctor friend of mine told me, "98% of all hunger is thirst". I drink a large glass of water and those hunger pangs go away. And I get all my water consumption in for the day.

So many of us do not drink enough water to keep our bodies hydra...

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Only thing that ever worked

An eating program called Whole30. I lose weight, and I lose it fast. Trouble is I can never stay on it long enough, and I need way more than 30 days. I'm starting a Whole365 on 8/8/2017. If anyone is interested in it, or has done it before or wants to again, let me know. I can talk a blue streak abo...

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Drink water 1st in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink your morning coffee. Drinking water after you wake up speeds up your metabolism. It also reduces cravings and helps you to keep full and eat less. Did you know that drinking water alleviates heartburn and indigestion and strength...

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no bread w/o regret

I gave up on bread...I asked myself if there is anything that you feel is a giant roadblock in your life to loosing wt. and I gave myself some time to really think long and hard about it...what I came back with was bread...any form of bread....and that's what I decided to give up....we all love brea...

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Walk a Little Each Day

I don't really like walking. That time soon came however, when I did not need anyone to tell me that I will be doing myself a world of good by walking a little a day.

I started by walking to the grocery store around the corner. I chose a specific time of the day - the evenings when the sun...

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Summer Smoothies and Love

Everyone has the hints and secrets that help them... each of us has them. Mine is very simply that I have to get in condition and live longer for my goals are years down the line and I want to be there for them.

I'm 70 which is not "really" old these days, but my body has decided to show m...

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16:8 Intermittent Fasting

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Goodbye Monster Scale

It's not about the number on the scale. It's about how physically fit and healthy you actually are. It's about eating right and going to the doctor and using your resources like a nutritionist and SPARK. It's about feeling good and making smart choices in life and not beating yourself up over bad ch...

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CARB SMART VICTORY

When I limit my carbs I control my cravings. I have discovered this way of eating works for me. I can walk away from sweets, or find a different way of making sweets that don't trigger a craving. For example heavy whipping cream with sugar free chocolate pudding makes a delicious mousse. I am co...

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Staying On Track, With or Without a Scale

I am a diabetic and have started, once again, on a long-term weight loss effort. My concentrated effort began in February, when I learned at my nurse practitioner's office that due to being sick from just after Thanksgiving until the end of January I had dropped 33 pounds. I figured that this woul...

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