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Eat at Table

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When I started my diet on 10 April 2017, I decided to follow three rules:

1) Keep at/under 1,500 Calories/day
2) Write down EVERYTHING I consumed
3) *MOST IMPORTANT* Eat only at the table, not while reading/watching TV.

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Drinking Infused Water

Over the last few years, I've replaced all the coffee, soda pop, fruit juice and energy drinks with water or herbal tea. Occasionally I'll put one of those sugar free powdered flavor packets in a bottle of water, but I've discovered I like adding fresh fruit to water instead.

I got a big wat...

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Low Carb High Fat

LCHF diet has been amazing on 3 fronts:
1) This has been easy for me to incorporate into my life. I don't miss breads and pastas very often, though bread is a convenient way to eat on the go.
I really love not having cravings every time I see cookies, chip or chocolate. I have really inter...

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Eat your Vegetables!

Nothing has helped me more in my weight loss than adding a HUGE amount of vegetables to each meal. I try to add 2-3 cups chopped mixed veggies to every meal I eat. Doing this adds a huge amount of volume to what you're eating without very many calories! It will keep you fuller longer, and they're so...

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Eating When Travelling Low Sodium

It is hard to stick with low sodium when eating out and when you are travelling you are always eating out.
My tips:
Take low sodium protein bars with you.
Tell the restaurant you are on a special diet and ask them to prepare your food without salt, if possible. Sometimes it is not possible...

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Good Quality Protein Powder

When you start eating healthier, and not filling up on bread, pasta, junk food and caffeine, it's sometimes hard to feel full.

All the veggies doesn't really fill up your tummy, so it's easy to get hungry an hour or two later when you are eating healthy. Your body isn't used to not having th...

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10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

What holds most of us back and gets in the way of success are those sugar cravings that seem impossible to break.
Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine?
You can probably identify: In 2014,...

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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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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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Substituting foods and drinks!

I usually drink about three to four cups of coffee/day. With each, I would add about a tbsp. of cream---which has about thirty calories/tbsp.---I eliminated these calories by using two% mild --After a few days, I have never noticed the difference! Of course I never put sugar into my cu...

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