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Log it and learn!

Log everything you eat. Even the odd grape you pick up from the fruit bowl. You are only cheating yourself.

It is easy just to grab a little something from the fridge or as you pass the fruit bowl.

Yesterday, I opened the fridge and popped a segment of a Terry chocolate orange int...

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Trying To Lose Weight This Winter? These 5 Tips Can Help

Come New Years Day, most people kick into high gear, choose a new diet plan, pay for a gym membership, and do their best to transform their body. And most people, despite their best intentions, will struggle through the winter to lose the weight and keep it off.

What they donít know is that w...

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Cutting the carbs

I have found that I rapidly lost and moved away from a plateau when I cut out all of the processed carbs from my diet, including bread!

There's various other things you can eat and not need carbs for fuel and if you crave carbs then it's fairly easy to break the addiction you have by cuttin...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Braggs Apple Cider Vinager

Drink two tablespoons with every meal mixed in water or Gatorade! Its amazing! FACTS
Weight Loss: Apple cider vinegar is an excellent therapy for losing excess weight. It works by making the body burn all the unwanted calories and getting the bodyís metabolism working at its best.

High Ch...

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Stop Eating Foods You Don't Love


STOP eating foods you don't love.

Just because a food is labeled "healthy" or "good for you" is not a reason to eat it! For instance, I hate salmon, kale and oatmeal and since I have made a vow to no longer eat foods I don't love, I have removed these from my diet. I tried to like these...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Focus on today

My secret is "Focus on today" has been my motto in trying to eat healthy and lose weight. If I worry about what I did wrong in my eating plan yesterday or worry about how I will cope tomorrow I tend to lose my focus because I feel overwhelmed. So by focusing on ONLY today and making it my best day I...

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Sexually activity for your health

Have plenty of good sex, preferably with somebody you love, or at least are in love with. Be safe, do not be a fool and gain an STD while losing weight. This will not only help you lose weight, but will keep you feeling loving and loved, motivated and wanted, it will help you stay or get fit, it wil...

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