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Don't starve, eat

Most people think weight loss consists of exercising and fasting, but the real solution is to exercise AND eat (the correct amount of course - 1500-1800 calories). If you eat too little, your body stores everything because it doesn't know when its next meal is coming. However, if you eat enough, your body is willing to let go resulting in lost weight! So eat people!

- Submitted by AMOLDER12 2/17/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Bread Vegi Exchange...

I have replaced almost all traditional bread, crackers and chips for dipping with vegetables. This has been a HUGE benefit because i'm fitting in more vegetables, especially RAW organic vegetables into my daily diet. I don't mean "Grab your celery People" I mean PEPPERS!! and NOT Green. Red, yellow and orange ~ YUMMY!!!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/1/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Start with Salad!

Before eating a big meal, start with a small salad (hold the dressing). You'll be fuller faster while eating your meal and comsume far less calories. And it helps you get in your five daily servings of veggies! emoticon

- Submitted by TANGLEDBELLE 6/24/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Restaurant survival guide

Make good choices. Ask if you can have an extra vegetable instead of rice, potato or pasta & whole wheat instead of white bread. Most restaurant meals are larger than meals eaten at home, so as soon as a meal is before you, ask for a container to take home the leftovers. But, don't wait to see what is leftover. Immediately divide everything in half. Eat the half left on your plate & take the rest home. One exception is if the vegetable or salad portions are...(click title for more info)

- Submitted by STORMY724 6/12/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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eat spinach

Switching from lettuce to spinach for salad not only gives a boost to the nutrition level but adds no calories. Sprinkle with lemon juice for flavor and forego the dressings. Zero calories added. I eat a big spinach salad every day and vary the veggies I add to it.

- Submitted by WRITEFROMHOME 5/8/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Frozen Dinner Tip

Sometimes those Lean Cuisine dinners just look so....microwavey and small. I like to eat them in a bowl, so they look more like something home made (or take-out).

- Submitted by LADYSILVER85 1/18/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Put off treats until you have eaten your necessary nutrients for the day

Plan you menus. How many calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fats do you need for each day?
Then promise yourself you will not eat a treat/cheat off of your plan until and unless you have eaten all the nutrients for that day.
Just as you need fuel to drive your car, feed yourself healthy foods before you choose any extra calories.
Remember, in some cases WATER can quench both thirst AND hunger.
Congratulate yourself for each day you eat on plan!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 1/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Make Eating Memorable!

Everyone lives at such a fast pace today that we swallow our meals without even realizing what we ate. Set the table! Get out a tablecloth, napkins & the good china. Whatever you put on the plates is going to be dramatically more appealing & you will have had an experience, not just calories.

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 8/1/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Fantastic Taste - Great Time Saver - AND Healthy!

Schwan's Chicken Bites are very nicely cleaned, lightly spiced, perfectly cooked, tender pieces of chicken breast. Pop it in the oven for 17 minutes and you have absolutely perfect chicken for whatever. My family loves this & I am thrilled with having it on hand.

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 7/29/2010 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Less Hungry for 5 Calories!

Sometimes when I'm still feeling hungry after eating, I make myself a quick cup of tea and pour in just a little bit of honey or stevia. For 5 calories, I get a warmth and flavor that fills me up instantly!

- Submitted by OAMMAO 7/12/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Use the Food Tracker to Plan Your Day

If I'm craving a specific food or am planning on going to a specific restaurant for friends, I type in the meals I'm planning on eating for the day to check my calorie count. That way I can alter what I'm eating to accommodate the food I want to eat so I don't go over my numbers.

- Submitted by KATRENIAH 6/16/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 6 Comments
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Planning

Today I finished my meal plan for next week.

- Submitted by SISTERSUE0 5/28/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Hunger at bay

I keep a protein bar in my purse for the days I cannot get back home to eat on time... it curbs my hunger and keeps me OUT of the drive thru!

- Submitted by DOOLEYCREW 5/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Get Your Feet & Legs Moving In Kitchen

Just small movement of feet can energized yourself while preparing meals. Try to do march or tap your feet while preparing cooking ingridient.

- Submitted by FATHINSN 5/20/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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(Meal) Variety is the spice of life

When planning out menus for the week, make sure to have a good variety of protein. Planning ahead is great, but getting sick of eating the same thing everyday defeats the purpose!
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- Submitted by WIGIME 4/30/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Eating Out at a sit down restaurant

When eating out at a sitdown restaurant I want to enjoy a good meal not bland grilled chicken. Most restaurants have huge portion sizes to begin with so me and my husband choose to split a meal and end up saving on calories and getting a great meal for half the price which is a great bonus!

- Submitted by LOSINGJESS 4/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Plan those weekly meals BEFORE you grocery shop

My husband and I do our weekly meal planning before we go to the grocery store. This gives us 2 advantages.

1. We don't have to ask the dreaded question: "What are we going to have for dinner tonight?"

2. By sticking to the list, we only buy what we need, which saves money too.

- Submitted by WIGIME 4/15/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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Planning ahead

I plan all my food for the week and cook it on the weekends. That way I am not tempted at work to order out with others in the office. It also frees up more time to work out as I don't have to cook everyday.

- Submitted by VANYELMOON 4/6/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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My Lunch After a BIG workout

You know after a BIG workout at the gym you get home and fell like you can eat a horse (to restore your body's energy.) Anway I always make myself a big salad for lunch, w/carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, peppers, tomatos, protein and maybe cheese. I also have fruit after.

- Submitted by BOOKWORMBABE888 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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How healthy can I eat today?

I plan my meals usually the night before. I tweek where needed. Then with an unbiased look, I am able to see where my plan can be made healthier. Maybe I need more protein, or there is too much sodium. Further tweeking may be necessary.

- Submitted by FIT_ARTIST 3/25/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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