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Breaking A Plateau

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Works for Me~30 min. of Walking Per Day!!!!

I am reading a book that has helped me with my weight loss{it jumpstarted it ,actually!} and the very FIRST STEP {pun intended!} is WALKING a total of 30 minutes daily . The book is called YOU On A Diet: A Guide to Waist Management by Dr.Michael Roizen and Dr.Mehmet Oz.{They also wrote YOU:The Owner's Manual}. Most of what I read in it I have read in other books and have the knowledge already. HOWEVER, their idea of walking 30 min. a day total {you can break it up any way you want as long ...

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 2/18/2013 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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More Protein, More Water

I was tracking my calories & nutrients precisely & keeping them exactly at the recommended levels (C50%, F30%, P20%); I plateaued. Upping my exercise didn't get the scale moving, so I increased my protein a bit. While my caloric intake remained the same, the nutrients fell at 43.76%, F 27.37%, P28.87% & so did my weight. The next day I'd lost a full pound, as well as the following day (although I didn't keep my nutrients at the adjusted levels mentioned).

- Submitted by 1KELLIJ 3/10/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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For ravenous days

On days I am ravenous I make cabbage soup. I can eat a cup every hour or two without increasing my calories. I feel full all day. Counts as 1 vegetable serving.

- Submitted by CLIMBERS_ROCK 3/7/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Change it up to switch it up

Every 6 weeks, I try a new strength training workout. I collect ones that look interesting/fun and put them in my workout binder. That way my muscles don't get "bored" and stop challenging them selves. And, of course, it keeps my mind from getting bored, too :)

- Submitted by POSTMODERNME 1/25/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments
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Stir things up!!

I've read it before, but it is working for me. Change your food choices and exercise around--don't get in a rut because your body follows that rut. I have added some regular foods (some that I avoided because of calories) and switched around the times I eat things. I also played around with my workouts--and have lost 9.6 pounds in the past two weeks.

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 1/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Happy New Year!!

You CAN do whatever you set your mind to doing. The first step in this accomplishment is in knowing what it is that you need (or want) to accomplish. Set your goals--long term for the important , big items and then medium range and short term goals to create the steps that will get you there. emoticon

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 1/1/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Don't Stay Down

The philosophy is simple.....falling down is going to happen. Just don't stay down. When you get off track...don't sit down, and give even a moment's thought to doubt , or sure enough, guilt will lecture you, and you will succumb to believing lies about yourself.
Get Back Up and move on......one step at a time is all it takes. emoticon Believe the Truth about yourself - You are Valuable!! You are Worth it all! ...and you have support here at SP!! emoticon

- Submitted by VISUALLYRICS 12/25/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 5 Comments
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Ice Cream Lovers: Save Countless Calories

A weight watcher's leader taught me this:

Don't keep ice cream in your refridgerator. If you have an urge for ice cream drive to the nearest McDonald's with a drive-through. If there is a car or more in line drive by.

By keeping ice cream out of your fridge you don't have that temptation handy. By thinking about driving to McDs just for an ice cream you have time to let the craving pass. If you do drive to McDs there will inevitably be a car in the line so you can't get the ice cream.

- Submitted by REEDSKI 10/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Halloween candy, uh-oh

When at the store to buy candy for trick-or-treaters, take only the ones that you dislike.

- Submitted by SYLPHINPROGRESS 10/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Leslie Sansone: Look in Used Book Stores for Used DVDs.

I love Leslie Sansone. I have several of her DVDs. You can choose 1 mile on a day you don't have as much energy or go up to 5 or 6 miles by combining DVDs or repeating some miles. Her energy and positive motivation is infectious.
You can work out in your own home and you don't need a lot of room. No gym membership fees required. At the end of one DVD is a segment on fixing healthy breakfasts. By using the stretchy band during one of the miles you can strengthen your arms and core.

- Submitted by REEDSKI 9/4/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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The End To Overeating by Dr. David Kessler

Read this book or listen to the audio book because it will really open up your eyes about how the use of high fat, high sugar and high salt foods in the food industry/processed foods is re-wiring our brains.
I've lost 68 lbs. thanks to Dr. Kessler, SparkPeople, Leslie Sansone, and Dr. Oz. Dr. Kessler taught me ways to avoid certain foods until I have overcome my craving for them.

- Submitted by REEDSKI 6/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Egg Whites and Hot Sauce

Dr. Oz mentioned egg whites and hot sauce for breakfast. I thought, "Gross!" but a few months later I tried it because I needed something to jump start my weightloss after a plateau.

Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman who wrote "The Fat Flush Plan" allows people to eat the whole egg. I will sometimes have a whole egg, too, with the egg whites. She says, "Harvard medical school sanctions up to seven eggs per week for optimal health."

- Submitted by REEDSKI 6/16/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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