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Delicious Dessert Alternatives

This idea may have already been suggested but when I'm done eating dinner, I pop in 2 pieces of "desert flavored gum," usually the strawberry shortcake or mint chocolate chip ice cream. Obviously gum isn't exactly a piece of cake or a bowl of ice cream but it definitely satisfies the cravings. I a...

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A Little Math for Thought

I know calorie counting is kind of a pain but this wonderful website does it for you. First of all, make sure you're always adding your Tbsp of oil or butter, & even your 5 calorie stick of gum. All of this stuff adds up! In my other secrets, I mentioned that a Heart Rate Monitor is very benefici...

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Working out at home during the winter!

I'm aware that not everyone has the privilege to workout in the comfort of their own home but havin exercise equipment such as an elliptical or treadmill, & strength training DVD's, like P90X or Jillian Michaels' is so convenient. Havin the option to simply go workout in your basement with your fav...

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Heart Rate Monitors are Saviors!

Before I had a heart rate monitor I was totally overestimating my calorie burn and underestimating my calorie intake. My heart rate monitor detects how many cals I burn, what my heart rate is at so I can make sure to stay in my fat burning zone, and I know how many more or less calories I should/sh...

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