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Water + Exercise = Daily For Optimum Health!

When I drink enough water and exercise daily, I tend to EAT HEALTHY ; when I don't , I just do not FEEL as healthy and generally that is the case!

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 5/9/2013 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Counting Calories for Weight Loss

Counting calories may be the hardest part of a successful weight reduction, but it is the only true way to lose those unwanted pounds

- Submitted by GARYGFON 4/4/2013 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Tracking what you buy

When I grocery shop, I take a list and then on a separate paper track the cost of everything I put in my cart. By taking the time to write down the cost of each item and keep a running total, not only do I save money, but I also am way less likely to throw those impulse buys in. No more "But they said they wanted to be eaten" cookies or gummi bears.

- Submitted by TANDABAT 2/5/2013 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Track my Food One Day beforehand

I find that if I pack my food on the night before I get to work and track my food that night as well, that I am less likely to go over my calories for the day.

I think it helps my mind see the things that I can eat throughout the day and takes the guessing game out of, "What am I going to eat...".

When I don't plan beforehand, I am also less likely to track my food - which often leads me to overeat.

- Submitted by DIKKA5 7/5/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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working out

For me I joined a gym and started to take classes. I'm taking circuit training ( step class mixed with weights ), water aerobics, Zumba. I'm also doing "It works" wraps for those trouble areas that working out doesn't hit.

- Submitted by 1974SABBY 1/25/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Cut Your Pasta servings in HALF with NO ONE missing the extra calories!

Make your sauce CHUNKY with LOTS of veggies( tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, spinach, squash etc) It should be like a stew..Don't let it get "runny" . Boil 1oz whole grain pasta per person and when done- use kitchen shears to snip into small pieces. Mix into sauce and divide into servings. The veggies make up for the lower amount of pasta. And because it isn't a mound under the sauce- no one can gage how much( or little) pasta they actually have.!

- Submitted by BIGOLEDIVA 5/15/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Keeping Healthy Foods on Hand

Keeping your house stocked with handy healthy foods is easy if you make a habit of always picking up something when you pop into the market. I always just grab an extra rice cakes, whole wheat pita, broccoli, nuts, etc. so that I never run out of these basic items. I do shop monthly for the house, but I go to the market 1-2x week for fresh produce or milk, and I've found just grabbing some of these other items keeps me from accidentally running out!

- Submitted by NEWHORIZONSR4ME 2/12/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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- Submitted by MOMMAFACT 1/4/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Cut out sugar

I am a total sugaraholic! I set my goal on Nov. 1 to not eat processed sugar (including HFCS, dextrose, maltodextrin, etc.) and found it was so easy to stay under 1600 calaries a day which is my nutritional goal. So far, 10 days without sugar and I am feeling I am accomplishing something. I lost 3 lbs. last week too! emoticon

- Submitted by SURFCITYMOM 11/10/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Veggies

Try and mix fresh vegetables with your meals as much as possible. Always start your meal with the veggies. I find that this way I am much more likely to finish off all the vegetables. Also, I am less hungry when I get to the main dish, and while I still enjoy it, I am less likely to get second helpings :) Cheers!

- Submitted by NOW_OR_NEVERR 9/14/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Water before meal

Drinking a glass of water about 30 minutes before I eat, helps me get my full water intake for the day and eat a lot less at each meal.

- Submitted by CHRIMSONFYRE 8/10/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Eating More Meals

I'm going to start eating four or five smaller meals a day instead of eating three large ones and a snack.

- Submitted by 2TIGRE 7/7/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Craving something sweet?

If you're craving something sweet I highly recommend making a "Graham Cracker Pudding Cake".

- Submitted by PRORAVI 6/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Cut out the Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup

By not eating sugar or high fructose corn syrup I have cut out almost half of the calories I used to eat.

- Submitted by LORDSERVNT 6/15/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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You're Important Too!

If you find yourself in a situation in which you must make a choice of what to do or how to spend your time, it is very important that you put your own needs up high on the priority list--not at the bottom. Others in your life need you well-rested and healthy too!

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 5/7/2010 in Staying Healthy | 4 Comments
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SP Fix

Each day, I start off the day right - with SparkPeople! I grab my usual cup of coffee & bowl of oatmeal and log right into SP. I log my cals, then connect w/ fellow Sparkies, do trivia, read daily emails, blogs, etc. to get my day started off with some motivating & inspiring info!

- Submitted by HOPE2BSKINNI 5/4/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Hate eating Veggie?

Try adding pea and carrots, or mixed vegetables to rice or pasta or when making baked potatoes scoop out the flesh after its been baked and mixing it like mash potato but add spinach or broccoli to it and adding it back into the skin for twice baked potatoes!

- Submitted by SUGAHHUNEY 4/15/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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"TIMES OF CRISIS" A GO TO LIST!

emoticon emoticon emoticon While I'm here I click on the ones you like, there's a link to secrets I like, I click it -key in MOTIVATION at the drop down list & TADA! Things to do in times of Crisis! emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by JAZZYONE53 4/12/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 3 Comments
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"ATTACK" - COMBATING CRAVINGS! PAN-OUT THE PATTERNS!

emoticon emoticon Waging war against an ATTACK?- Journal! emoticon emoticon Carry a little note book everywhere. Keep at bedside at night. Bariatric Specialist said, “DON’T change anything you’re doing! JUST CASUALLY - MATTER OF FACTLY - WRITE IT DOWN.

- Submitted by JAZZYONE53 4/12/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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"EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY - FOR TOMMOROW YOU (DON'T) DIE(T)!!!

Do the math! IF Eat n calorie range+exercise=deficit=lose weight! emoticon AND drink 9 cups ice water 7 days/wk BURNS Calories. Eat emoticon Drink emoticon Be Merry emoticon THEN Lose 1 Pound per week just Drinking Ice Water! emoticon

- Submitted by JAZZYONE53 4/10/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Cut Down on Sodium

For my husband's health we had to cut down on salt. I've lost almost 30 pounds in the last seven months. Cutting out foods that had high sodium also meant healthier choices, too (e.g. no fast food or frozen dinners), so that helped in the weight loss also.

- Submitted by ZILPHAM 3/30/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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