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Mindful Eating and Exercise

After losing almost 30 lbs in 3 months, I believe my weight loss doctor must be giving me the best advice for me. Since it takes my body about 20 minutes to tell my brain I've had enough to eat, I take smaller bites, chew them well and make every meal last 20-30 minutes. I also eat my proteins firs...

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Figure out what you are hungry for - it might not be food

Hunger isn't necessarily for food!

When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep.
When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids.
When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support.
When I am feeling lonely, I'm hungry for people.

Don't eat food when you need friends, or fluids, or sleep!!!...

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Rome wasn't built in a day and Where is the love?

So it's all about patience. I realize how difficult patience can be when we want something so much. We can use patience with others but often fail to avail it to ourselves. Losing weight is not a race to see how fast we can get to some magic number in our heads. Yes, it's very motivating to see a ne...

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Move more/ eat less/ drink fewer calories/ run with friends

I run 3-4 miles Tuesday Thursday Saturday and longer on Sundays

I have been running half marathons for three years now but started wit a couch to 5k program in 2010. I ran my first half marathon in 2014 using a training program my husband found online. It wa tough running by myself but very t...

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My Best Secret

Here you go!... Just drinking as much water as I can safely pee, counting and eating healthy calories, avoiding sugar at all costs, no booze (except for medicinal purposes), no snitching, cheating, no lying to myself, overall...focusing on a healthy lifestyle.

As for exercising, I get out and...

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Intermittent Fasting Every Other Day 500 calories

I have read a few books (The 4 Hour Diet, Eat Stop Eat) on Intermittent Fasting but I think the one with the most profound effect on me has been The Every Other Day Diet by Dr. Varady. It is straight forward but still worth reading as you get a lot of studies and the answers to all the Whys? Basical...

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Losing Weight With a Ketogenic Diet

After trying many different ways of eating including vegetarian and the typical doctor recommended healthy diet, I have found that the Ketogenic diet works best for me. Not only do I lose weight but, I feel better in a multitude of ways when I avoid all grains.
Symptoms I have when I eat grains ...

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Best Weight Loss Advice You've Never Heard

Weight Loss Tip No. 1: Variety Is Overrated

Who hasn't heard the advice to "just take a bite of everything" if you're at a buffet? But as it turns out, variety doesn't deserve its good reputation, says Dawn Jackson Blatner We know that variety makes you eat more," she says, citing several pub...

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Reaching a goal through tenacity

I have reached the weight of 200.2 pounds in my quest to go from 278 pounds to below 200 pounds. With much concentration, effort and my tenacious behavior along with plugging into the spark people system for over nine years, I am at the door to my ultimate goal. It has taken daily effort, and givi...

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drink

I was really stuck on stupid drinking pepsi and mtn dew all the time, when I started drinking water I started to not want anything other then water and that helped me with my weight loss....

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