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Eat By The Clock

Friday, March 19, 2010

Forget eating three big meals a day. Eat around the clock. That doesn't mean bingeing on junk food whenever you see fit. Instead try eating small, balanced meals. The body usually needs three to four hours to digest an average size meal. To prevent the body from going into starvation mode, you should refuel it on cue. This also prevents your blood sugar from dropping in between meals. Keep healthy snacks on hand, and enjoy them between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner.

  
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JUDITHANNIE 3/20/2010 8:05AM

    love it

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DAISES2 3/19/2010 10:46AM

    very sensible words emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 3/19/2010 10:39AM

    Yep! I am a grazer. But only consume healthy foods.
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STARRPARENT 3/19/2010 9:08AM

    This is so true! When I eat smaller meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and eat snacks inbetween I feel so much better! It also helps me not to binge eat at big meals.

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Fast Facts

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Never take in fewer than 1,200 calories per day or you'll put yourself at risk for muscle loss, fainting spells, and changes in electrolyte levels that could be fatal.

Eat Slower to Eat Less
People who paced their meals maintained higher blood levels of two hormones that signal the brain to stop consuming than did those who chowed down in a rush, reports a new study. The takeaway: When you're attempting to drop pounds, rather than change your diet, make sure you aren't speed eating.

  
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DONNETTASUE 3/17/2010 7:18PM

  Great advice. I have eaten less than 1200 calories on occasion and i can tell a difference in my energy levels, and muscle strength. Eating slowly has a lot of benefits. You can actually taste and enjoy your food. Plus, i always felt like a pig when I ate too fast. emoticon emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 3/16/2010 12:49PM

    Healthy food is also bulkier (seems to take longer to chew?) so smaller snack-like meals work for me!
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STARRPARENT 3/16/2010 10:44AM

    I have also found that eating smaller meals helps me. I eat a good breakfast and then a small snack before lunch. That way when lunch rolls around I'm not as hungry and I can choose better choices.

Planning is also key. I try to go ahead and know what I'm having for dinner so I can work my breakfast and lunch around that.

I'll start being more aware of how fast I'm eating. Have a great day!

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LLLAWSON 3/16/2010 9:54AM

    Yep speed eating sometimes gets me when I'm really hungry. It seems like everything is so fast paced. Thanks for the info.


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BRENRW213 3/16/2010 9:46AM

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Date Afternoon

Monday, March 15, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, Cliff took me out for the 18th anniversary of our first date. We went to lunch and a movie. It was so nice. With money being so tight, we haven't really done a "date" in a while. Sure, we go to the movies occasionally, and eat out once in a great while, but a real full-fledged DATE - not in ages.

It's really amazing to me that it's been 18 years since our first date. I don't feel any older - not inside where it counts - although I know I LOOK older. Don't we all?

  
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SVELTINGTON 3/15/2010 1:46PM

    How romantic! Glad you had a good time! You two deserve it!

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DAISES2 3/15/2010 10:05AM

    this was a joy to read.i'm glad you had a good memory making anniversery.
dh and i used to go out for sunday luch every week,and other places in the evening.we did it so much we got fed up with it.
now we only go occasionaly,and we realy enjoy it emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 3/15/2010 10:02AM

    That's what it's all about. Glad you had a great date. emoticon

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STARRPARENT 3/15/2010 9:02AM

    Sounds like fun! I'm glad you had a nice time. Enjoy the rest of this week!

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LLLAWSON 3/15/2010 8:40AM

    Glad you were able to go out and had a great time. That's sweet that you celebrate the anniversary of your first date. Have a great week.

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PJSTIME 3/15/2010 8:16AM

    We haven't been on a date l in ages so its a real treat when we do. We are all lookng older it can't be helped but as long as we don't feel old we are doing ok. And I feel better and younger with each pound i lose and the more I exercise. PJ

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Lose Weight Like A Celebrity...Not!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

All that glitters isn't gold. It's hard not to be jealous of those superstars who shed massive amounts of pounds in a matter of months while the rest of us are left battling the bulge. However, when it comes to celebrity weight loss, results are NOT typical. Many of these stars engage in strenuous workouts with a personal trainer while a chef busily prepares their meals. Your best bet is to follow a healthy meal plan, exercise regularly and find a support system. You'll have just as good of a chance of losing weight at a rate of one to two pounds a week.

Just remember that jealousy is self-defeating. Instead, channel that energy into a great workout - you'll feel so much better and your body will thank you!

  
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DAISES2 3/14/2010 1:51PM

    who would want to.they have the best of everything that money can buy,but because they have everyone doing everything for them ,they learn nothing

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SVELTINGTON 3/14/2010 12:24PM

    I agree. Who wants to look like sticks with . . .
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Slow and steady wins the race.

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BUNNYSPAL 3/14/2010 9:46AM

    You are so right. emoticon

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PJSTIME 3/14/2010 9:40AM

    And then they gain it back becasue they didn't do it the correct and healthy way (the Spark way). PJ

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GOING2LSEITNOW 3/14/2010 9:17AM

    I know but I still buy the magazines that show an actress losing lots of weigh in a short time with very little effort. emoticon

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Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Stop being lazy. Instead of paying someone else to do your dirty work, get busy. Shovel snow. Rake leaves. Cut the grass. Cleaning up the yard is a great way to get active. Not only are you getting the job done, you're also burning calories at the same time. Believe it or not, shoveling snow by hand can burn up to 408 calories an hour. By raking leaves for an hour, you stand to burn 240 calories. You'll also knock off 408 calories by simply mowing the lawn for an hour. Did I mention you'll also save money?

  
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HICALGAL 3/14/2010 1:08AM

    and can't go wrong with the fresh air too. emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 3/13/2010 1:57PM

    You are right. But I need to buy a lawn mower.

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DAISES2 3/13/2010 9:20AM

    except if you live where i am.my garden is so small that most of those jobs would only take 10 minutes emoticon

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BONES531 3/13/2010 8:21AM

    You didn't mention anything about pulling your dog, kids, spouse out of the muddy jello of a back yard. :) It is true that we go for days and the only outdoors we see is from the house to the car. What happened?

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CARMEL466 3/13/2010 7:57AM

    WooHoo! Look out leaves..here I come! Enjoy your day.

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JUDITHANNIE 3/13/2010 7:54AM

    so true and the yard need raking now that the snow is almost gone.....

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NUTRON3 3/13/2010 7:33AM

    Yeah!!!

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