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Tips To Dropping Weight (over 200 pounds worth!)


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Monday, August 25, 2014

I used SparkPeople and ate MORE naturally, in other words, less processed foods. I started by eliminating growth hormones, which can make cows fat (and thus the people who eat and drink from the cows fat) from meat and milk and buying organic. Talk to your doctor about anything I'm about to type next. It is only my opinion and I am writing from my experience.

The LESS Processed food in your diet, the thinner and less hungry you will be. Your appetite will drop like crazy when you get on more natural sources of food. Note: I say MORE and never ALL. ALL makes life a pain in the butt sometimes and can be very expensive, but it is something to strive fore.

Vitamin D is something people who have a lot of belly fat are low in, which has been shown in many scientific studies (see google), so I took it through my weight loss for seasonal affective disorder (depression from sun deprivation) and also because I have a lot of belly fat.

Cinnamon and Chromium 2000 mg cures a sweet tooth for me personally and is something that helps with my diabetes and helped me get off insulin. You can get it at any Walgreens or Walmart and it comes in a green bottle for around ten dollars. It helps with keeping blood sugar from spiking and seems to help me with my binging. I also took this throughout my weight loss and need to get back to it. It seems I plateau whenever I become lax with this one supplement.

B12 I took this throughout my whole weight loss in either shot or tablet form. It helps with energy and pairs well with the other B vitamins for balance, especially b6 and b1.

Protein- I like Nectar Sweets by Syntrax, which you can get on Amazon because it mixes well, isn't clumpy and tastes good. There are a variety of flavors and you don't have to drink 8 ounces at a time! 2 ounces can give you 24 grams of protein for 100 calories! Flavors include my personal faves: cookies and cream, fuzzy navel, double stuffed cookie, chocolate truffle, cappuccino, strawberry mousse, vanilla torte and more.

More tips to come at a later date. That's it for today. Have a great day!
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KATBWIN 11/5/2014 9:39AM

    I will try the Chromium and Cinnamon supplements. I already take a B complex and Vitamin E with D added. What do you do for exercise? Are you a walker or do you do other exercises?

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SMITHKRISTI 10/30/2014 7:16AM

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TERRIJ7 10/29/2014 10:27AM

    Thank you for reminding me about the supplements. I've completely gotten off of them and need to reestablish the habit.

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DGOKAY 9/22/2014 3:01AM

  Thanks for sharing your experience. I totally agree with you about vitamin D, cinnamon, cromium and B12. I use them all too, as i am diagnosed with hypoglisemia. Yet, i still have cravings for sweets and would love to hear more about how you overcome with that.

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FROMNDTOGA 9/6/2014 10:13PM

    Interesting you mention Vitamin D - just had a session with my doctor and was very low - so now I'm taking that supplement. I hope it helps me with SAD too.
Thanks - and you continue to inspire me!
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ADVENTURE-GIRL 9/6/2014 7:58PM

    Congrats on all your success! I will have to look into some of these, especially vitamin D, because I have been low in that before.

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GIVEUP30 9/6/2014 7:27AM

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PATTYCAKE17 9/4/2014 7:16PM

    emoticon I love your weight loss tips because I still have such a long way to go and need lots of helpful hints!! emoticon

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PFARRAR65 9/2/2014 8:45PM

    Thanks for sharing... emoticon emoticon

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NANAB72 9/2/2014 8:20PM

  Great information about the supplements. Will certainly give this a try. emoticon

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SOSHIV2011 9/2/2014 10:38AM

  AWESOME, AWESOME achievements! You must write more about your mental framework; how you dealt with temptation. How you stayed motivated and ON TRACK always.
WTG
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ACCTNGRRL 9/1/2014 10:59PM

    Stopped and bought supplements on the way home. I have heard before about the benefits of all of them so I'm going to give them a try. Gotta work on the processed food, you make a great point, when I think back about it, I definitely don't feel as full when I eat that stuff. emoticon

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TWEETSMOM 9/1/2014 5:09PM

    thanks for your info on the supplements, i picked up sone cinnamom + chromium & b12,,,,will be starting this week to see if it helps kick-start me.......i certainly need something!!!

congrats o your loss....................you are a real inspiration to me!!!!!

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CLARITY128 9/1/2014 2:10PM

    congratulations! I'm sure you are and will continue to be an inspiration to many!
I'm just getting started and your blog was helpful, thank you for sharing your story.

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BURRRRR2 9/1/2014 1:47PM

  Thank you for your post it is an encouragement to me and my huge weight amount to lose.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 9/1/2014 12:52PM

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BABAOF4 8/31/2014 4:02PM

  Thank you for sharing your experience, strength , and hope in this health gaining journey. You are an inspiration to so many.

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CICELY360 8/31/2014 12:33AM

  good blog

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MAYBER 8/30/2014 9:45PM

    Thanks for the excellent tips will use many of them
One day at a time
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JONEC14333 8/30/2014 3:14PM

    Excellent info!!

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SNOWBECH 8/29/2014 6:18PM

    Thanks for sharing, I admire your Will power, wish if had more.

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POLSKARENIA 8/29/2014 3:13PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LITTLELOUIE71 8/29/2014 2:28PM

  Indygirl you are a great inspiration to everyone I was delighted to met you at the rally It has inspired to be consistent I am glad you wrote out the supplements as I would forget what they were Thanks for being you emoticon

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 8/29/2014 9:40AM

    Thanks for giving information about the supplements.

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BUNERGIRL 8/29/2014 8:19AM

    So you are completely awesome!!!! First time seeing your blog... and the pictures alone 'wowed' me... I'm whinging because I want to lose another 25lbs... thank you thank you thank you (for the reality check). You've helped me gain some perspective.
You are living proof that with deterimation and good choices, this can be done!
You rock girl!!!

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ELLIEJOSIE 8/29/2014 6:35AM

    Thanks, I am researching protein supplements, so this was helpful.

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WHITEANGEL4 8/29/2014 1:51AM

    Thanks for sharing. Eating natural real food is the basis of my weight lose program. Eating real and natural foods helps your from being hungry. All the additives to foods make you crave more. The food industries have it figured out so you will pend more

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FLUTTERBY1979 8/28/2014 10:19PM

    Thank you for the tidbits, I always enjoy your blogs. :)

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AMBER461 8/28/2014 10:00PM

  Thanks for the advice it is very good.

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EJB2801 8/28/2014 8:02PM

    I saw some new and interesting things here. I'm glad you wrote these out along with the advice to talk it over with the doctor.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/28/2014 6:41PM

    thanks
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JERICHO1991 8/28/2014 6:11PM

    Lots of good advice. Thank you.

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SISIS2 8/28/2014 6:10PM

    Wow Congratulations!! I was having a bad day today. Just felt the weight loss was never going to happen for me. And there was your post. Just the encouragement I needed. Thanks for the tips. Thanks again.

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LORNE67 8/28/2014 4:34PM

    Thanks for the tips.

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SCWATERSRNC 8/28/2014 3:20PM

  What an inspiration! thank you for the tips. I have been having trouble getting enough protein. I will definately look in too the supplements you utilized. I have about 150lbs to lose, and any motivation is helpful!

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NONNAOF2 8/28/2014 1:14PM

  I loved your blog and are doing a lot of the same things you are. When I started working with my Nutritionist, she took me completely off of all dairy! :-)

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STEPBYSTEP1955 8/28/2014 12:19PM

    emoticon on your weight loss. Your story is very motivational. Great tips.

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PITTER6 8/28/2014 12:19PM

    Great advice. I also take D, b12 with folic acid. I have dropped 60 pounds, still have 60 to go.
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LADYABBY2 8/28/2014 12:00PM

  THANKS A BUNCH!!!

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