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Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.
enjoy pinto or kidney beans on a salad or a hearty split pea or lentil soup for extra protein and fiber
stretch before bed to give you more energy when you wake
speak up for the salad bar when your coworkers are picking a restaurant for lunch, and remember calories count, so pay attention to how much and what you eat
take some time
Every time you eat a meal, sit down, chew slowly, and pay attention to flavors and textures
easy on the joints
water exercises and swimming move all the major muscle groups with minimal wear on the joints giving an excellent aerobic workout
I need all the help I can get, and that means subliminal too. I like to sing some phrases while I walk/jog suck in the gut and tighten the butt and going down down down ...down to (desired wt #) pounds. I don't consciously think about after a while but the subconscious still gets the message
for more flavor
I love minced garlic and crushed ginger and Mrs Dash seasonings for added flavor and no sodium