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Being Prepared & Organized

One of the most helpful things I am doing to lose weight is to be prepared. Especially, if I am leaving the house. I have little insulated lunch bags that I got from either Target or Walmart. I bought them when they were on sale at the beginning of the school year. I put little snacks in there, s...

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Think smaller plates

This presentation is about the optical illusion presented by simply changing the size of the plate you utilize to eat your meals. I got this from an article online. The idea was that the smaller plate would make your regular portions appear bigger. This would encourage you to reduce the servings to ...

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Gluten Free Approach

Went GF last June. Lost 10 lbs over 3 months without changing my exercise routine. Give it a try: the extra bloating just fell away!
Started by making gluten free bread rather than the whole grain loaves: quite a change but a fun challenge. Next came grass-fed butter and almond/coconut milk...

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Gluten Free Approach

Went GF last June. Lost 10 lbs over 3 months without changing my exercise routine. Give it a try: the extra bloating just fell away!
Started by making gluten free bread rather than the whole grain loaves: quite a change but a fun challenge. Next came grass-fed butter and almond/coconut milk...

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Walking for my life

I am a diabetic so it's important that I keep my A1C within a healthy range. I walk daily that is my cornerstone. It's my time for me to meditate and it also helps me on my weightloss journey. I walk in different parks in Florida on the weekend. I get to discover all parts of Florida. I also wa...

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Need to change a few things...?

It's the top excuse I hear from others when I suggest they get moving. But you do have enough time; what you really need is motivation. Too often people think of exercise in black or white categories: “thirty minutes” or “no minutes.” In reality, any minutes of movement are better than none. Stop sa...

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Vacation Weight Gain Can Mean 'Creeping Obesity'

Vacation Weight Gain Can Mean 'Creeping Obesity'
Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

SUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with souvenirs, there's a good chance you'll return from ...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Help in Losing those Unwanted Pounds

Delicious foods that can also add in your weight loss. Don't believe me then read this article which is partly eaten and reguritated by yours truly....

"Certain foods can help you shed body weight," says Heather Mangieri, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "because ...

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Long-Term Weight Loss: 5 Tips

Long-Term Weight Loss: 5 Tips
Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on October 05, 2014
You want to lose weight and keep it off for good. These five strategies will help you do just that.

1. Set the Right Goals
Most people trying to lose weight only focus on their ultimate goal: dropping p...

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