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Stage Two of the Spark Diet- Healthy Habits

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CORRECTION*** I said in this video to eat an appetizer for an entrée AND a lunch portion for your dinner. However, I meant to say eat an appetizer for an entrée OR a lunch portion for your dinner.

Stage Two of the Spark Diet- Healthy Habits

In this video I talk about a strategy which is called Control portions.

Control Portions:

I want you to know that controlling my portions made a big difference in helping me lose weight & I know for a fact when you control your portions it will make a huge difference as well!

There are a few portion control strategies I have used which helped me maintain portions & keep them under control:

~ When you eat at a restaurant order an appetizer as an entrée or order from the lunch menu at dinner time.

~ Read food labels & try very hard to only eat one serving size of high calorie foods.

~ Drink plenty of water. I drink between 8-10 measure cups of water per day and it helps a lot!

~ Above all pray. Asking God to help me lose weight has helped me more than any exercise, any piece of equipment, & any amount f self-control. Praying and asking God to help me has been the MOST effective & BEST thing I have ever done.

emoticon Hebrews 12:11
No discipline brings joy, but seems grievous & painful, but afterward it is peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

To help you incorporate this week's strategy into your life Sparkpeople has come up with some action steps. I have included a link to read more about each action step for you.


1) Buy a set of measuring cups and measuring spoons

2) Measure all single serving sizes for the food you eat this week

3) Create a leftover storage system

emoticonPray, trust God, and believe. One step at a time one day at a time! emoticon
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GLEORIA 9/14/2011 1:36PM

    Thanks for the video. The scripture at the end is an excellent one to meditate on.

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WENDYSPARKS 9/12/2011 4:05PM

    Thank you Shelly!! Love your vidio blogs!!

Wendy :) emoticon

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MZLADY77 9/11/2011 10:28PM

    Love your video blog!

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KAYDE53 9/11/2011 8:42PM

    Thanks for doing this series, and all your hard work Shelly!! I know portion control is a big stumbling block that I need to watch a lot closer!!! Thanks for the good advice!! emoticon

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SLS-NY2IN 9/10/2011 11:01PM

    Hi Shelly, I went through all your video blogs today. I have better grasp of situation now and some dumb stuff I was doing. lol
I thank you for your help and I believe (yes believe!) the time has come I will succeed with God and one step at a time. I appreciate your prayers and know it will help your team mates.
Thank you for your gracious consideration of others and so wanting them to succeed. emoticon Sherry

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OSSIEBIRD 9/10/2011 11:53AM


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