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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Just Walk Away

I've set myself up with comfortable shoes and a coat for every weather. This lets me be successful in my emotional eating avoidance strategy.

When I want to stand in the kitchen and nibble I walk away to a different part of the house. If I find my self headed to my chair in front of the TV w...

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Trust The Lord

I have found that I am not in this alone, God is here helping me, He wants me to live! I must help Him by making good choices everyday, if I fall at anytime, He is there to encourage me to get back up and move on.
I have always thought I was okay the way I am, until I saw my mother going throug...

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Vegetarian Diet Success

I am so excited to share my first secret and that is to live a vegetarian lifestyle and cut out that bad meat. I have first seen the result in my stomach or tummy. It is going less and less in a month. I can pull my abs in better and it seems more defined. I have already lost 6 lbs in a month. ...

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Listen to your body!

This is sometimes the hardest thing to do. We just want to follow what's been laid out by someone else and have it work.
However, if you really tune in to your body it will help guide you to success!
Stop eating when your body is full. Taking your time and being mindful of what you are eating...

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1200 days of 8+ glasses of water!

The truth be told, it is usually 12 glasses of water, easy to accomplish in the summer when you crave water! I have 4 water bottles 2 are 24 ounces and two are 30 ounces, I fill them up in the morning and refrigerate 3 and every where I go the bottle goes with me! If I am going to be gone I take sev...

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Relax and de-stress at night

Sprinkle cinnamon in your coffee when you're ready to wind down for the evening. This method of relaxation helps me and my son to be able to let go of stress and get a good night's sleep.
I discovered this one night when my 18 year old son was missing. Nobody knew where he was. I had run out of s...

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Scale is moving down and you feel unchanged

Have you lost some or all of your weight goal? Congratulations! Time to throw a party!

Wait, you don't feel like celebrating? You're saying it's no big deal, and you feel exactly like the same person as before your weight loss?

Well, this secret of success is: how you're feeling is per...

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Daily, Weekly, Yearly Consistency

1. Log-in to Spark daily - my current streak is around 690 days. I have been a member of the Spark community since 2011. Connecting with Spark friends inspires me. Plus, if I post that I am going to achieve a certain goal, I feel obligated to follow through.
2. Move EVERY day - I take a yoga clas...

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My Guidelines to Heartburn Free

First off, these are my guidelines for being heartburn free. They are not for everyone nor do I think they are everyone's cup of tea. I just want to put my guidelines down for myself. If they help someone else that is wonderful too.

First I go for a morning walk every morning except on the...

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Overcoming Bad Habits in 90 days


Whether it's caffeine, alcohol, breads, added sugar, cigarettes etc. I remove one item for at least ninety days before I remove another. I found that if I decided to change my lifestyle all at once I nev...

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