Welcome to SP and to YOUR SP Class Team of January 6-12, 2013!!!
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The greatest piece of advice that I have to give you is make the base of your food pyramid vegetables and fruits-in that order-instead of starch/grains. Whole grains ARE good for you but vegetables are so much better. When I eat them, I am fuller faster and stay full longer. When I have processed foods, I find myself craving them more, and getting hungry more. It takes a little while to not crave sugar so much, as our body does need SOME sugar, such as that in fresh fruits. Eat non-processed foods as much as humanly possible. Frequent the public/farmers markets in your area. Drink enough water. If you have Netflix, watch "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and "Hungry for Change"...It didn't turn me into a juicer, but I sure do make sure I get my veggies, fruits, and other plants!!! 1259 days ago