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Jump Sexy While Exercising

Dress the part when you are exercising, you are a lean mean, sexy getting the weight down machine. Get clothes that fit well have style and for me lots of Color. I enjoy Zumba at home and I can't wait each day to put on my Racer Back top, shortie, Shorts, and Zumba, Zumba, Zumba. P.S. I am Plus ...

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Preparation

Because I'm not cooking for a family, it's easy for me to just get take out every night. Instead, I buy lots of healthy meat when it is on sale. I then package it in individual proportions, some of it sliced, some of it cubed, and others as a half breast. Then, when I leave for class in the morning,...

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Apple Cider Vinegar Curbs My Hunger!

Drinking 2 Tbs of Bragg`s apple cider vinegar before meals stopped my sugar and carb cravings completely. By just doing this i`ve lost 2 pants sizes in 1 month! an unexpected extra bonus is glowing skin!

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Overcome Cravings with Tea/Coffee

I always experience a food craving after lunch. To keep myself busy and tasty,I make myself a cup of tea or coffee. When I have coffee I add a stevia sweetener and semi-skimmed milk. It saves me calories and I feel satisfied.

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Super Satisfying Soup!

For dinner, I find that if I have a bowl of vegetable soup first it keeps me fuller longer and it makes me eat less during the evening! Maybe its the warmth....

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Soda Substitution

I used to always feel the need to stop for a diet soda whenever I stopped by a convenience store for gasoline. Now, I go ahead and get the ice, and then fill with water. I am saving not putting the chemicals in my body and getting 4 glasses of water by the time it is done. I still feel as if I ha...

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Saving dollars and losing pounds

Each time I feel like hitting the vending machine, I take the change that I would have used and put it in a jar. My stash grows and I feel great about not having spent it on junk. Made me realize how much junk I would have otherwise eaten and how much money would have been gone by now. I started...

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If you don't like the taste of water

Add slices of frozen fruit to your water for a better taste. I buy a bag of mixed fruit but you can add almost any fruit. Strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, etc. It taste better than some of those taste additives from the store, and you get your fruit serving! I will mix up to a cup of fruit in...

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Join the Library

How often have you bought a book and started reading only to find out it was not as good as the reviews or the help you needed. Check out books before you buy them at the local library then buy only the ones you think you will want to read again. If you do not live handy to one then maybe an invest...

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Go with how you feel!

When I'm on my treadmill I find myself watching the time. I now cover up the screen with a note card and little piece of tape and stop when I feel I need to stop, not when the time says 20 minutes or a certain distance. I now find myself going a lot further and longer than before!!!

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