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1/16/10 9:03 A

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Keeping trigger foods out of the house - and keeping lots of fresh fruits and veggies in it (along with no-fat spicy bean dip!) - is key for me too! The healthier I get, the fewer trigger foods I have, too... aside from PMS time, I don't even want nearly as much junk as I used to.

NOT acknowledging the vending machine that sits 20 ft. from my desk at work - it is simply not part of my universe!

I haven't had soda on a regular basis for about 20 years - I drink water, coffee or tea. I'm not a big fan of juice, but I'd rather have juice than soda if my usual beverages are not an option. I don't know if this has helped me control my weight at all (I did get up to 183 lb. after I got married without drinking any juice or soda!), but I do think I'm healthier for it regardless of my weight.


5K 5/06/12 - 31:51 (Greater Binghamton Bridge Run 5K)

10% goal - 148.5 lb.

2 kitties - “Every procedure for getting a cat to take a pill works fine -- once. Like the Borg, they learn..." - T. Pratchett

 current weight: 159.5 
1/16/10 6:31 A

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My ED counselor suggested last Fall to start eating whole fruits instead of juices. I think doing that makes a big difference. Juices pile on the calories and spike the blood sugar. Fruits also add fiber and are slow burners in terms of glycemic index compared to the fruit juices esp. those with high fructose corn syrup added. Even Sports Drinks are really not necessary. Water is great. I just ordered a book about the diseases that could be allieved or prevented by getting enough water in the diet. I'll post when I get more information. I came across the author in a friend's chiropractor's office, not even my own. Yet, I was thoroughly impressed!

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1/15/10 9:13 A

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Keeping the junk food out of the house is a biggie for me. Also, I'm eating more whole grains (no white bread, potatoes, pasta, etc.)

How about everyone else?

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1/15/10 5:54 A

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One of today's DailySpark articles hits the nail right on the head in describing many of the healthy changes I've made in my food choices since joining SparkPeople:

Take Stock of Your Behaviors and Stay at a Healthy Weight, Naturally

Can you think of other healthy changes you've made which have made a difference for you in your journey toward a healthier, fitter YOU...?

Let's share some of our secrets to our SUCCESS! :-)


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