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Changed eating Habits

I have simply changed my eating habits. I gave up stressing and obsessing over calories, carbs, fat, etc and just at normally with in reason. My secret is stop stressing!


I don't really have anything else to add but I'm not allowed to post this unless I have about 1700 characters. Th...

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Start with One Food that Disrupts Your Weight Loss

In the past three weeks or so, I've lost a total of 12 pounds (my scale showed 4 gone this past week). I made a decision to start with one food a week that often sabotages my weight loss goals. I started with high-fat carbs. I took the top bun off any sandwiches or ate the stuff inside my breakfast ...

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Planning all meals a day in advance

I have discovered that for me, personally, I really need to plan out my meals at least a day in advance. I also keep a list of alternative choices in case there's a change in those plans. This way I have a set agenda to follow and then if something should come up that I'm unable to follow through ...

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How to Survive a Cruise

Just returned from a cruise with a two pound weight loss.
How I did it:
Left on the trip with a set plan.
1. Paid for ship wifi so I could track food on SparkPeople each day.
2. Wore my fitbit to track daily steps. Vacations are always very active with walking, standing, and getti...

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Checking nutritional information labels for sodium.

I was stunned to realize how much sodium was in so many "diet" foods and dinners. This was sabotaging my health and weight loss (I have high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.) Since I've become an avid label reader, the weight is coming off, and my health is improving. I also keep a small noteb...

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Eat your veggies and fruit first!!!

Have you ever noticed what order you eat your food? It may make a difference, especially if you are a fast eater like me. There is a lag between the time you put food in your mouth and the time you start feeling full. You can use this bit of information to trick yourself into eating less fat and cal...

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Everyone is an individual

I think the biggest thing I have learned in this journey to health, which includes weight loss, is that everyone is an individual. That means we are all different and there is not one program, one plan, or one diet, that works for everyone. We have to search until we find the one that works for our ...

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Toddlers are Cool

My darlings are 7 and 12 but for some reason we still had the toddler sized bowls in with the dishes. They were good for when we needed a bowl of blue cheese dressing with hot wings. They've been microwaved to the point where you had a worn ring around the inside where things would get too hot. W...

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Why is it easy to stop after right-sized meals and hard to stop after oreveating?

Had an interesting insight last night.
I ate my planned dinner, my square of dark chocolate, didn't feel really full but I knew it was my portion and there's no more. Went on with my evening without thinking twice, watched a movie with DH, and 20-30 minutes later I noticed I was completely full.<...

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Frozen veggies in oven

I have been buying frozen veggies the value size at Walmart. With almost every meal I throw a large serving of veggies in oven and season them at 25 mins at 425 they are very filling and keeps me from over eating the sides. I generally stick with a main meat and then a big order of veggies. My bf ...

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