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This Community feature collects all the "secrets" our members have used to lose weight and live healthier lives. You can share your own tips to help others, search or browse to discover new strategies that might help you in your own journey, and vote on all of your favorites!

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Consistency and moderation

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two healthy snacks is key for me. Make good choices and you can eat 5 times a day and be very satisfied while meeting your goals!

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Finding Momentum and Meaning in Everything

For most of us, work is a fact of life. It's an means to end call bills & living. I don't want to over step my boundaries again in spending but I do desire to eat and be happy while I am here and for those I support as well. I spend a rather large amount of time here at work. Even when I should be o...

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Lap-Band Surgery Works

I had Lap-Band surgery in April of 2015. It was quite a process to get it approved by my insurance company and then the waiting to get the surgery and the prep to get ready for it as you have to go on the Atkins diet before hand so that you are ready for the surgery. I went through True Results (th...

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Keep Mind & Body Focused Away from Food

I had to radically alter my diet and eating habits to manage diabetes without meds. I was a habitual muncher and consoled myself with food when I was worried, upset, hurt, or even angry. No more. Now I keep my mind focused on anything besides the next bite of food, and stay in motion as much as poss...

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Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer


More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 percent of the global population, are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide.1 In the US, nearly one in five deat...

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Cheering myself after a disappointment

I was really hoping for some snow this morning as the weather person has been predicting it for a week and of course nothing so it was a bit disappointing this morning to say the least so I went looking for something to cheer me up and found this poem called

Snow Man

"One must have a...

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Attitudes and Expectations


Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
~ Earl Nightingale
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Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs

Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs


Counting carbohydrates is something the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended for years as a way to “manage” blood glucose levels. It entails setting a limit for the amount of carbohydrates eaten during a meal.

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Why should I get a flu shot?

Getting an annual flu vaccine is a safe, effective way to prevent the flu. The vaccine causes your body to develop antibodies to several strains of influenza virus. These antibodies help protect your body against infection.

Influenza, or the flu, is not just a simple cold. The following sympt...

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Ask For A To Go Box Right Away

Were you always told to eat what's on your plate? We were always told that we had to finish everything that was put in front of us. When you go to restaurants, you try to finish everything in front of you and you're always trying to push that one last bite.
Since our minds are trained to sa...

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