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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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breakfast

i added breakfast to my daily routine, a yougurt every morning, i no longer binge at my desk every morning and i have ignored the office candy bowl for over a week.

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Small changes equal big results

I use the fitness tracker on SparkPeople religiously. I used this information to push myself to walk faster but not necessarily farther. I felt that if I walked faster I would burn more calories and that was good enough. Because of this mindset I never invested in a Fitbit or any other brand of fitn...

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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.

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Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables

Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables
Low in calories, high in fiber, and with almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, vegetables are a nutritional cornerstone. While many think vegetables equate to a few leaves of lettuce and some tomatoes, there's a wide variety of veggies availabl...

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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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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.

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Vitamin D foods

Herring, catfish, tuna fish, cod liver oil,mackeral, sockeye salmon, eggs, sunshine, vitamin D3 supplements.
Your Vitamin D Level can be Checked by blood tests in order to get your levels up to the 'optimal' Vitamin D Level. Make sure your diabetic doctor or endocrinologist check your vitamin D...

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Accentuate the Positive


"I had the blues
Because I had no shoes
Until upon the street
I met a man who had no feet."
~ Denis Waitley
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Health Benefits of Strawberries

Health Benefits of Strawberries


Strawberries
Sweet, juicy strawberries, with their vibrant red color, can brighten up the flavor and look of any meal. They are not only delicious, they are low in fat and calories, a good source of fiber and contain antioxidants, which protect the human...

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60 things older women want younger women to know

I remember the day I resigned from my corporate job and transitioned to the life of an entrepreneur. My passion was to focus full time on building Sixty and Me, a community for women over 60. I wanted to reinvent my life and find a more flexible work style.

When I told my younger female colle...

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Live like a peasant

Yeah, it doesn't sound that appealing. But really, if you ever want to figure out something quick, cheap, and healthy to cook, look to the peasants of the world. Whether it's a hearty french vegetable stew, or a lentil curry from the far east, or even just some rice with stir-fried vegetables...

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