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Reminder

The hardest part of a diet is sticking to it!!!! Make or print a note of your goals and post it on the frig useing a magnet frame. Make a little design or something to make it pretty. Something you will see everyday even if you fall off the wagon and don't get back on here

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Stress: It DOESNíT Do a Body Good!

Stress. It can be our undoing even if we follow a healthy lifestyle Ė eating healthy foods and exercising. Stress causes an inflammatory response in the body, and chronic inflammation is responsible for many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammat...

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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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Eat Breakfast Daily

It sets you up for a successful day of eating. What you eat for breakfast has a powerful impact on how hungry you are for the entire day. My biggest weapon in fighting against evening eating is eating breakfast. Well, I see there is a minimum word count on secrets of success. I guess uncomplicated, ...

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Log your food

As I approach 100 pounds lost, I can say that being consistent with logging my food and keeping up with Sparkpeople has been the biggest factor in my weight loss. I am most proud of my Sparkstreak for logging in. 337 days and counting! I haven't missed a day since starting. Even when I have eaten to...

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Protein and Water

Make sure to get 60g of lean protein and 64oz of water in every day. You will be amazed at what those changes can do for your weight loss. The water is necessary for proper body functions. Eat your protein first at meals, so that you fill up on that instead of sides. Protein fills you up faster,...

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Whatís Your Personality Type?

There are many personality types that have been identified over time. But these personality types can generally be grouped into 4 main categories. The 4 classifications identified are: the optimist, the pessimist, the trusting person, or the envious person. Which one are you? Are you optimistic...

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Suggestions for Weight Maintenance After Weight Loss

Congratulations! Youíve reached your goal with hard work. NOW what? Maintenance. Hard work which requires effort and commitment. It is NOT about diet, itís about adopting and maintaining a healthy life style. So, how do we do that?

EAT SENSIBLY if severely restricting calories, you me...

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Login to SparkPeople

After having a couple of days of not logging in, I realized that rather than looking at logging in SP as a big task or something that requires a lot of time/effort just treat it like maybe your Facebook or email. When you check your emails, do a quick login to SP, blog/post/browse/read as per your c...

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What to Eat When You Can't Stop Eating?

Try Oatmeal with chopped walnuts and an apple. Gotta get that fiber in to quell the hunger so eat brown rice with broccoli or eat a banana, nuts, or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with chopped onion and cracked pepper. Try ice water you might be dehydrated.

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How Do You Slow Down and Eat Mindfully in this Hurry-Up World

Life lived in the fast lane . . . not always good for us! When itís time to eat our meals, it is important not to rush! How can you slow it down? Mindful eating starts with building an awareness of hunger. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment Ė deliberate awareness.

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