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Jin Shin Jyutsu for Weight Loss

I started Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese form of hands-on healing, because I was fascinated by its effects on my mood and energy.
After two weeks of daily practice (10 minutes or so), I noticed I had lost around 3 kgs or so. This was when I started taking Jin Shin Jyutsu even more seriously. It can be a great help for almost any psychological and/or physical issue and is a beautiful art as well.

- Submitted by LILYWILLOWTREE 7/22/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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First Track Then Eat

Before eating use your Spark Tracker to find out the nutritional numbers and know the calories you are about to consume. If the numbers are too high then make a different, healthier choice.

- Submitted by MOMALDERMAN1 7/7/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Give yourself a Goodie

Every time you succeed in doing something you struggle with doing (EX. exercising, drinking daily quota of water, avoiding fattening foods) give yourself a Spark Goodie and send a message telling yourself how proud you are of your accomplishment.

- Submitted by MOMALDERMAN1 7/1/2014 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Brush Your Teeth!

When I am hit by a sweet crave, I find that if I brush my teeth, the urge to splurge evaporates! With a fresh, clean mouth, I guess I don't want to dirty it up with c-o-o-k-i-e-s.

- Submitted by CHERYLDC123 6/7/2014 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Quick Breakfast-Dont skip it!

In the morning I know it is hard to get a good breakfast in. Some of us do not have the time to make eggs and so on. Instead I make a quick smoothie and put it in a cute cup.

Use 1-2 cups of almond milk/coconut water
Add fruits and veggies!
I usually mix strawberries/spinach
Blackberries/Kale
Freeze your fruit it will last longer and you will not have to use ICE because that will make your smoothie watery.

- Submitted by HOLLYBELTRAN_ 5/22/2014 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Don't allow the scale to control you!

The scale doesn't control you. You control yourself. It's ALL in the decisions you make and the direction you take. emoticon

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/19/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Look up menus online!

Going out to eat? Look up the restaurant's menu online (most chains will have nutritional values listed). Choose your meal BEFORE you go to be armed for success!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/18/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Divide and Conquer

Whenever you go out to eat, immediately divide each food into two equal portions. You'll eat HALF the calories and have a meal for the next day!
Ask the server for a take-out container at the beginning of the meal so you don't forget or over-eat. emoticon

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/15/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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PIC THE PLATE

Take a photo of your meal when you go out to eat. It will serve to remind you of what you ate and the size of the portions.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/14/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Thrive!

Thrive has helped with my energy levels, mental clarity, digestion, pain management, lean muscle tone and weight loss! It is seriously amazing and want to spread the word to others like myself. Full time college student and single mom.

- Submitted by JLCOOK1781 4/10/2014 in Product Reviews | 1 Comment
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Track your food 1st!

No matter how big or small it is, if I eat or drink it, I track it. At first I just ate whatever and tracked it later to see what I consumed. Now I plan ahead and track my food BEFORE I eat it, so I can see whether I can afford to eat everything I planned or if it will be outside of my nutritional goals. I can then adjust if necessary before it's too late. :)

- Submitted by NAIGHTLYN 3/1/2014 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Water & more water

Learning to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day has not only helped keep my GI system healthy but also helps with weight loss. emoticon

- Submitted by MOGIRL816 2/6/2014 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Read The Labels!

Simply by reading labels you can lower the calories you eat. It may be easy to eat a cookie, "cuz its only one, it can't be that bad"....but if you read the label and see that its 400 cal...I promise, it won't taste as sweet.

- Submitted by NOMADNURSE7 2/1/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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SHEER WILLPOWER

When seeking motivation to achieve a goal - say a dietary goal or a weight loss goal - I place the goal within grasp. I don't create a goal for myself that is too difficult and I don't put it too far out in the future. Loosing 5 to 7 lbs is a good goal and two weeks is not too far out there, I set the goal and then pursue it doggedly. When that goal is reached I can set another. For me, short bursts of energy is the key.

- Submitted by BILLTMAN 1/30/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Supplements That Help

Drinking a lot of water through out the day helps plus supplements that help curb hunger and get your body healthy enough to loose weight.

- Submitted by ALEE192 1/4/2014 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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IAM

Who He is in me, gives me motivation! emoticon

Beloved, I wish above all things that you may…be in health (III Jn. 2).
Whosoever will let him come and take of the water of life freely (Rev. 22:17).

- Submitted by IGNITEME101 12/10/2013 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Fat Burning Coffee & Tea... WHAT?!

Boresha fat-burning coffee & tea- Along with other great products i have yet to get into with Boresha... I plateaued for THEE longest time, i couldn't get past 250- it wouldn't budge.... This help me pass that mark by 5lbs so far! I joined Boresha with my cousin, who looks amazing now after only using the products for 7 months- 20lbs down 15inches!! After only drinking the fat-burning coffee for a week and a half i've lost 5lbs...

- Submitted by THISISFORME09 12/6/2013 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Want to add Greens to your protein shake?

Wash,dry, and freeze your greens (spinach/kale) in a bag and throw them in the blender with your protein shake. They get so small and don't over power the taste you wont even know they are in there!

- Submitted by RAINDROP16 10/13/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Be Honest

Entering your food and exercise isn't enough. Be honest with YOURSELF. Did you add that scrape of butter? Was it 7 walnuts - not 6? If your weight doesn't move you need to reconsider. That exercise - were you REALLY doing your best or was that WALK more of a STROLL? Re-evaluate constantly. Don't waste the effort. DO YOUR BEST, but more than that - BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF.

- Submitted by JACKSGRAN 9/26/2013 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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I just keep going

I don't let the previous day's mistakes stop me from trying to do something healthy for myself each day.

- Submitted by NEED2DROP50 9/12/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Prepare Ahead!

A boost for successful weight loss can be accomplished by preparing your meals for the week. Outline on your foodtracker your whole weeks worth of meals. Include your cheats as well as they can be mini goals you get yourself to for rewards. Make sure to plan ahead for each and every meal and shop for the week not for the day leaves it to open to randomly cheat here and there.

- Submitted by DEEGANA 9/10/2013 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at least 13 strains of bacteria that are essential for preventing inflammatory illnesses and the health of our intestinal system which is the seat of our immune systems. These so-called 'good bacteria' crowd out the nasty ones.
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- Submitted by NIBIRU60 7/30/2013 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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I make a weekly fitness-meal plan

I make a weekly fitness-meal plan. I am training for a half-marathon and get super hungry the day after a long run. Combining the meal planning with the fitness planning means I eat the right stuff for my level of activity. It also helps with the grocery shopping.

- Submitted by SUPERPOWERED 7/21/2013 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Lose weight forever by reframing your thinking

Self talk & how you think about your weight loss journey makes a huge difference to your success. I have reframed how I do this to help me feel focussed & positive. I'm 70+ lbs down, & I didn't LOSE that weight! I ddn't mislay it & I don't plan to pick it up again later. I RELEASED it, & it's gone, outa here. It hasn't got resident's rights, & it's not hanging around waiting to climb back on board!

- Submitted by FIFIFRIZZLE 7/19/2013 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Charts

Using the weight charts to track reality! I have tracked my ups and downs over 3 years. I noticed that my body wants to stay at specific weights. Those are the areas of plateau. Those are also the weight levels my body wants to get back to. I now know I have to expect my body to resist weight loss in those areas. I am determined to create new lower norms for my body by staying at a lower weight for extended periods. If you can maintain count it as a victory! you are resetting your weight norm.

- Submitted by LINTPICKER 7/19/2013 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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