I chew gum at work after I eat lunch or snack. Only for a few minutes. It does help clean the teeth, along with drinking some water (swish and swallow, lol). Also, I read that mint can be a mild appetite suppressant, so I have mint gum or a sugar free mint. But be careful, many of the sugar free items still have a few calories, so more than 2 or 3 servings a day can add up quickly.
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Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 33 4/14/11 11:24 P
I'm not usually a gum person, but then I realized..its probably a good thing. Cleans the teeth and keeps me from grabbing the wrong thing when not really hungry, but bored. Since I don't care for the fake sweetners in them I dropped into a health food store, and low and behold!!!....good-for-you gum!... "spry" It comes in many flavors, including green tea, to which I feel is benificial in weight loss.
current weight: 425.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 33 4/13/11 1:44 P
Gramma Cruiser: I hope you can encourage your freind to be active. Try mentionimg "mall browsing", "walk to take in the new Spring", "throw a frisbee". Make a lunch date... graciously pay with the agreement "you get to order the food". Good luck with your journey.
current weight: 425.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,370) Posts: 713 3/13/10 5:51 P
If I find myself not wanting to exercise or keep with my eating plan, Look and my best friend who is in horrible health and ask myself if I want to live like that and miss so much. I love her dearly, but she is in denial and thinks she is healthy!
Pounds lost: 20.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,370) Posts: 713 5/10/09 11:56 A
I have to be honest, I tried that Greek Yogurt, , I have to say, I won't buy any more...maybe... The taste was horrible. But I am kind of frugal and didn't want to throw it away. So I went through my cabinets and found some dip mix for veggies. I mixed them together and WOW!!! I came up with a wonderful dip. I pulled out the sour cream in the fridge and compared labels. I was totally shocked. The greek yogurt is more healthier for you, but you will have to mix something with it. I would use it in place of sour cream.
I've lost 18 pounds in 5 weeks, but I only have 45 days until my cruise so it's crunch time. Here's what I do: 1. Track everything I eat or drink on SparkPeople and stay within my calories 2. Eat low carb - lots of salads, green veggies, turkey, fish, and chicken 3. Cardio for at least 40 minutes 6 days per week 4. Strength training 3 days per week (alternate days) 5. Drink lots of water 6. No alcohol (that's for the cruise!)
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