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Eat what you want, but eat everything/anyt
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in moderation.

For all my weight loss (and moreover, maintenance), I have not been super concerned with how many carbs vs proteins vs fats, or good vs bad carbs, etc... I know I need a reasonable mix, and I know not to overdo anything. So yeah, I pretty much ignore the so-called nutritional advice, other than ..

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boost fiber

for an easy fiber boost toss 1/2 cup of crushed bran ceral or 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds into muffins, cakes, cookies, or even meat loaf before baking.

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South Beach Diet

Started my diet with South Beach and almost a year later staying in phase 2 all the time has really paid off.
It's also a diet that can be followed when on vacation, I went on a cruise and managed.

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Drinking Water

I have a 40 ounce water bottle that I carry with me all the time. I fill it up in the morning, and when its empty I fill it up again - once I've drank two of them, I've gotten more than my 8 glasses!! I put a straw in it to sip on water all day.... before I know it it is gone!

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LOW CAL SNACK TIME

When I have nearly exhausted all of my caloric intake for the day & still need a good sweet snack, I have Jello in the little individual snack cups. Sometimes, I'll also have a teaspoon of non-fat cool whip on top.

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Drink your water!

Use a straw to drink your water, it makes it fun and helps make it easier to drink all you need.

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Biggest Loser food Scale

I purchased a food scale from Bed Bath and Beyond and have been shocked at what a portion size really is! I have been weighing all my meats and getting use to what a correct portion is. Before the scale, I was eating 2Xs the portion I was supposed to!!!

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Snack time as Tea time

Snack does not mean grab & gulp. Get a teapot and set a proper place with tea cup. Set out an allowable snack, sit, rest, pray, meditate and nibble.


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Eat little or no white flour or white processed sugar

When I can stay away from the white sugar and white flour I feel so much better through out the day. I also find that my body functions so much better. I have more energy and am able to keep up with my daily tasks without feeling tired.

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Whole Wheat Couscous

Trader Joe's sells whole wheat couscous. It costs the same, still takes just 5 minutes to prepare, and my family doesn't even notice the difference. It's a whole-grain lifesaver!

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