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12/30/12 12:48 P

Stop drinking diet soda and drink water!!

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12/30/12 12:37 P

Right now my big goal is to eat more veggies and fruits. This not only improves the nutrients I'm getting and lowers my calories, but it also, surprisingly, reduces my grocery budget!

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12/30/12 12:31 P

I really wouldn't say I made much changes to my diet really. I gave up soda completely, and I'm eating more fruits and vegetables, even making smoothies for dessert. and rarely ever eating fast food or eating out. Most importantly though is that I am eating when I am hungry and stopping when I am full. Apparently what I am doing is clearly working though, so I guess I am going to keep it up as much as possible. c:

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12/30/12 12:24 P

adding brown bread-35 calories a slice + protein,protein,protein-- more liptons tea

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12/30/12 12:10 P

I'm getting rid of the processed carbs: sugar, four, bread, pasta, white rice, and trying to buy organic as much as possible. Also buying only grass-fed beef and wild caught Alaskan seafood. Adding more vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

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12/30/12 11:59 A

I am going to cut out the chips and cut back on the soda. Here lately I have been drinking two to three sodas a day and that is not good. I will eat more oatmeal and yogurt.

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12/30/12 11:47 A

Cold turkey on soda and fast food. 5 servings of fruits and veggies. Smaller portion sizes. Drastic cutbacks on unhealthy, in between meal snacks.

LOTS of water.

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12/30/12 11:05 A

this year the magic number is 8 ... My daily goal is eight (8) hours of sleep, (8) servings of fruit and veggies a day, (8) pounds a month and trying to go "cold turkey" on the sugar ... hello water

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12/30/12 10:43 A

Cut out soda's, start drinking more water and I got a nutrablast for chirstmas so I am adding more fruits and vegy's once a day with that, replaced my breakfast. next week will add it as a snack also after my body's had time to adjust to it. other then that just stay on track.

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12/30/12 10:08 A

Saying bye-bye to the diet soda's and instead juicing ............ (Even diets bring on an appetite) ............

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12/30/12 8:55 A

None, I am happy with it

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12/30/12 8:11 A

More veg, less of everything else. That pretty much sums up the changes I've made and so far I've lost nearly 30 pounds.

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12/29/12 11:42 P

Soda has got to go. Regular AND diet.

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12/29/12 8:25 P

In general, I allow myself two servings of sweets per week (1/2 cup of ice cream is one serving!)
I love sweets and this is very difficult for me.

It always falls apart for two weeks around Christmas (right now!). Yesterday I threw out the left over cookies, fudge, peanut brittle and chocolate - all of which was gifted to us! It tasted great, and went right on my waist and hips! Time to get jogging again!

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12/29/12 7:19 P

Just got back from a whole foods store, bought tons of veggies ............ and am just about to make a nice vegetable drink ................... w/ apples, carrots, cukes, and a little spinach ............. Love to vary those! emoticon (and bell pepper too) ..

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12/29/12 7:16 P

More protein! That's the hardest one for me.

Drinking coffee black is actually fine! I think it's more of a mindset, coffee with some sort of creamer I usually treat as a sweet treat. Black coffee is a drink I usually have with breakfast along with my water. =) It'll become easier. It takes me about 2 weeks to adjust to stuff like that.

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12/29/12 6:23 P

I am trying to plan better because I don't make good choices otherwise. I plan for breakfast at home and a healthy lunch I can take to work.

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12/29/12 6:22 P

Trying to cut down on simple carbs and increase protein.

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12/29/12 5:25 P

My main focus for over a year was decreasing processed foods, even things like fruit juice, white rice, rolled oats and whole grain bread. Now I am focusing on cooking a hot breakfast in the morning (usually sauteed veggies with beans and a couple eggs), reducing my cheese intake, and eating fermented foods daily.

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12/29/12 4:14 P

Get back to at least 5 fruit and veggies a day plus a daily serving of some typeof bean. Try to reduce dependance on artificial sweeteners which is tough because I really like Splenda and don't like Stevia's aftertaste.

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12/29/12 2:20 P

After first of the year and family leaves, going back to vegan diet.

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12/29/12 1:42 P

I'm focusing on increasing my veggie intake and cutting down on portion sizes.

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12/29/12 1:39 P

Also, I am concentrating on veggies and fruits, legumes, and whole grains -- but also on having protein and fiber with every meal and snack.

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12/29/12 1:36 P

I like having juice in the morning (3 oz of Pom juice mixed with sparkling water) but I am not seeing results, so trying just the water to cut out the calories.

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12/29/12 1:24 P

Staying away from processed foods and fast food.

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12/29/12 12:47 P

making sure i eat breakfast not just have coffee

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12/29/12 12:37 P

switched to eating five smaller meals about every 3 hours a day.

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12/29/12 12:30 P

I'm not dieting, either. In the original post, I said I was referring to the foods people ingest-not a "diet"..

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12/29/12 12:23 P

I am not dieting but changing the way i live. I am eating more protein rich foods, veggies and working out. I am trying to stay away from anything processes but have noticed basically everything is!! Good Luck in the new year:)

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12/29/12 11:07 A

I prepare more veggies and fruit.

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12/29/12 10:56 A

Doing Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live plan. Just want to get healthy, loosing weight will just come with eating right. Anyone else doing that diet plan, really a life plan.

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12/29/12 10:49 A

no fast food, and portion control, portion control, portion control! I still eat the same thing as before as well as some new additions that I found thru Spark, but this is the rest of my life so I am still going to be eating the same thing, just less of it!

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12/29/12 9:48 A

More protein,more water, less sugar.

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12/29/12 9:42 A

I switched from white bread to whole wheat. From 1% milk to skim. Cut down on American cheese.

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12/29/12 9:32 A

Just spent yesterday reflecting and making new gaols for the new year. Right now I am on vacation so I am just trying to maintain until I get home on the 6th.

Anyway - decrease sugar, increase lean protein, increase water intake ( I drink way too much coffee with sweetener and non dairy creamer)

Feeling good about my plan. emoticon

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12/29/12 8:54 A

After the holidays many changes are going to be made. Definately less sugar and focusing on more water intake and just plain eating much healthier. It's back to journaling and keeping track of my lifestyle. That's the only way it works and heads me in the right direction.

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12/29/12 8:40 A

water instead of diet soda. Also adding fruit to breakfast.
Adding beans for a protein and eating less beef.
Adding hard boiled eggs for a snack.

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12/28/12 9:38 P

I agree with Rtormelon..Oatmeal is a fabulous breakfast fills you up and keeps you from snacking throughout the day!

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12/28/12 9:33 P

Is this something you've spoken to your doctor about, FitWithin? Oatmeal, and other slow-burning, unprocessed carbs are REALLY good for you. You don't want to have NO carbs at all-rather just eliminate the super processed ones like white flour and white granulated sugar. Get organic grains, seeds, legumes, and other forms of healthy carbs, rather than the ones that are refined and processed. Toasted whole oats are amazing! I like my oatmeal with cinnamon, honey, and sometimes raisins and flaxseed meal.

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12/28/12 9:23 P

Eating more fish servings per week. Can't eliminate carbs, I like vegetables too much, so just won't live the rest of my life with no vegetables. Now "starches" I can cut back on.

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12/28/12 9:23 P

Increasing my protein intake.

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12/28/12 9:19 P

I will be eliminating carbs in my diet. This will be hard, because I love oatmeal and I have a large bulk box that I brought during the Summer.

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12/28/12 7:40 P

I've drastically cut down on sugar, as I just can't control myself with sweets. It's easier for me to have none than to eat it in moderation. Also, I'm just beginning to cut back on carbs.

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12/28/12 6:08 P

I am definitely working to eliminate the sugar and carbs (not fruit carbs, but processed carbs). Also working to increase my protein. I eat lots of fruits and veggies, so not worried about those, just need to move away from the cookies and cereals and bread to things that last longer - like eggs and chicken and fish.

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12/28/12 5:52 P

Still working on eliminating added sugar from my diet. The holidays made it very difficult, but all the sweets and temptations are gone so I can continue :)

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12/28/12 5:41 P

YES! Definitely upping the long-burning carbs and aiming for more nutrient-rich calories!

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12/28/12 2:48 P

I'm working to add more lean proteins and vegetables while cutting simple carbs like white rice and pasta.
I've been in a 'holding pattern' for a year, time to bust out of it!

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12/28/12 2:26 P

This week, instead of eating my usual morning muffin, I am eating an egg-and-corn muffin of my own design: Gluten free corn muffin on the bottom, scrambled egg on top. (Bake corn muffin in bottom of muffin tin until top is just firm, then add egg beaten with mushrooms on top, continue baking until eggs are done.) The new muffin is just as easy to grab on my way out the door, but I feel better eating less refined flour and more protein.

One dietary change at a time for me.

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12/28/12 1:23 P

Starting today I am really changing it up. Eating 5-6 small meals a day and protein at each meal. Lots of fish, egg whites, turkey, chicken breasts, salads, fruits and veggies. No more buttered popcorn or cookies or candy of any kind. So YES I am making changes. I need to if I want these last 9 pounds off.

I am so excited to rock it in 2013. NO MORE EXCUSES!

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12/28/12 10:14 A

By "diet"-I just mean the kinds of foods you're ingesting. I don't mean the highly publicized, quick-fix diets that have fast results that rarely are long lasting.

I have decided to drink my coffee without milk and sugar. I had been slowly decreasing the amount of sugar I used in my coffee. I have tried before to just go straight for black coffee but couldn't do it. I had some decaf Swiss Almond Mocha brewed coffee last night, and oooh, it so hit the spot! I'd been drinking tea without sweetener for a little while.

I've decided to start adding chia seeds to breakfast, and buying as much organic products as I can afford-especially cereals-for the sake of my kids. The sooner they get used to the healthy stuff, the better off they'll be.

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