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LC Diet Tip of the Day: 137

Sunday, October 14, 2012      3 comments

Coach Nancy says: Wake up every day vowing to do one positive action to move you closer to your goal. I really like this. Every day. DO! ONE thing, at least just ONE thing! That's all -- no big , impossible-to-do thing -- just somet... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 136

Saturday, October 13, 2012      2 comments

Set a weight loss or maintenance goal and give some money to a good friend. Tell your friend to go out and buy you a gift with that money and to wrap it up. Write out your goal and sign beneath stating that you are not allowed to open the gift b... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 135

Saturday, October 13, 2012      0 comments

Let me summarize the previous blog (research) and make a conclusion: The brain is involved in signaling reward and controlling food intake—and its decreased activity in the brains of artificial sweetener consumers has substantial implicatio... Read more

Diet Sodas: Changing Your Brain And Your Waistline

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      1 comments

Diet sodas and the brain ( actually, anything artificially sweetened) Diet sodas may not be helping you lose weight—in fact, these and other artificially sweetened foods may sabotage your diet by confusing and rewiring your brain’s reward c... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 134

Thursday, October 04, 2012      2 comments

Why is caritine so important? It helps your body burn fat.We LC'ers eat fat; we burn fat for energy; then we have more energy when we are able to burn more fat! Researchershave found an up to 50% drop in muscle carnitine levels when a person is... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 133

Friday, September 28, 2012      2 comments

Need to fill up? Fill up on these foods -- think High-Low-Slow when eating: HIGH in volume due to high water and fiber content -- such as leafy greens and green beans LOW in carbs SLOW to eat and digest -- such as raw veggies and fats. ... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 132

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      1 comments

Automate your eating. Master a few recipes and menus and don't be afraid to repeat them often. You'll shop without a list, cook with less stress, and find it easier to stay on target because you will be less likely to be stimulated into overe... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 131

Sunday, September 23, 2012      2 comments

According to Prevention Magazine: "Women who added 1/2 T safflower oil to their daily diets lost up to 4 pounds of belly fat in 4 months -- without changing their diet or exercise habits." Lucky us LC'ers! ADD OIL? !?! YES! Try this dre... Read more

Did you SEE Sparkpeople's "Health News": Can't Stop Eating M&M's?

Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

At last! I am proven to be human! No wait! I am a RAT! Put sugar in ANY form in front of me and I eat it compulsively, in preference to good healthy food. Only removing it completely from my diet gives me back control. The problem for ... Read more

Add a toy to your life!

Saturday, September 22, 2012      3 comments

2 weeks ago, I went to a Greek Fest with a friend, who bought me a surprise gift there -- one of those hip scarves with "coins" sewn on used by belly dancers. I used it for the first time yesterday at Zumba. Much to MY surprise, wearing it added... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 130

Saturday, September 22, 2012      4 comments

The more you eat, the less the flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. Chinese proverb... Read more

Removing My Obstacles to Success

Thursday, September 20, 2012      1 comments

I've been working hard to control myself around carbs. You likely know that I lost all the extra weight a couple years back and then put it all back on again. I've been trying to be gentler with myself this time -- and I allow myself more carb... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 129

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      2 comments

Change your environment. Always eat fries and a shake in the cafeteria? Find a new locale and bring healthy food into it. Repeat and eat; repeat and eat. Pretty soon that becomes your pattern.... Read more

fight wrinkles & acne!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      2 comments

Everything you eat gets broken down into either amino acids (protein precursors), or glucose (sugar), which your body uses for fuel. However, surges in blood sugar can damage the collagen in your skin (leading to wrinkles) and cause inflammation... Read more

When you don't see success it is time to...

Friday, September 07, 2012      3 comments

Reward yourself when you meet a milestone or goal When you don't see success it is time to think about why you haven't. A lot of times people put blame on themselves (e.g., I can't stick to the program), on the program (e.g., this progr... Read more

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