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Think of your Calories as a Budget

The best thing I was ever told was to think of my calories as a budget. Know how many you can have each day and before you eat something ask yourself if you can afford it. If it's worth the amount you have to spend and you have the calories eat it if not rethink it.

- Submitted by KEVINSBEBE 4/6/2010 in Healthy Eating | 15 Comments
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Tighten Abs While You Walk

Tighten your Abs while you walk and you will be building core strength. Physical therapist had me do this after I had fusion surgery. You can really feel the strengthening. Just tighten or suck in your belly focusing on the area near your navel while you walk. Works for me!

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- Submitted by LBTERRY1014 5/25/2011 in Exercise | 79 Comments
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using the fitbit

The Fitbit has been a wonderful motivator for me to step up the exercise. My goal is 10000 steps and 5 miles each day. Having a way to be kept accountable has made all the difference.

- Submitted by KEHLME 3/1/2013 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Figure out what you are hungry for - it might not be food

Hunger isn't necessarily for food!

When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep.
When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids.
When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support.
When I am feeling lonely, I'm hungry for people.

Don't eat food when you need friends, or fluids, or sleep!!! Recognize what your hunger actually is for, and satisfy it with what it is craving.

Ice cream rarely gives you extra sleep, quenches your thirst, or gives you a hug!

- Submitted by GANASSI 1/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 45 Comments
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Stopping the urge to snack

When I feel the urge to have a snack I do not need or a craving, I go brush my teeth and make them feel nice and fresh, That way you do not want to ruin the clean taste in your mouth, and if you did go ahead and snack it would not taste the same as the toothpaste taste would interfere and food would

- Submitted by LITTLE_QUEEN 3/25/2010 in Weight Loss | 58 Comments
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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

- Submitted by SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 86 Comments
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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

- Submitted by JULIELANFORD 3/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 134 Comments
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Asparagus On the Grill

I have a large asparagus patch and my favorite way to cook it is to spray a few spears with olive oil, dust with garlic powder, wrap in a paper thin slice of deli ham and put it on the grill until the ham is crispy and browned.

- Submitted by GAILRUU 6/3/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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I'm Back and I've Missed Sparking!

No time to Spark seems to have resulted in not making time for my fitness routine. I'm coming up to what could be the busiest time of my life and I'm going to keep Sparking my way through it! :-D My success seems to encourage others, so LET THE SPARKING BEGIN! (again!) ;-D
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- Submitted by DONNAKOVAC 5/21/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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Quick vegetable snack

I make up a new Frig Salad Snack every other day, with things I really like: kidney beans, cukes, cilantro!, sweet onions, avacado, garbanzo beans, anything else I can find in the fridge. I add a dash of olive oil (for a treat) and a bunch of vinegar and a sprinkling of salt. This is covered up, the longer it sits, the better it is. If I am in a rush I throw some in a tortilla, and there is lunch. Or put it on crackers. Or just eat a half a cup or so for a quick pick up. I love it

- Submitted by FRANCEISNEXT 5/11/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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