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Add Cinnamon

Cinammon not only tastes great..but it has MANY healthy benefits. Eating 1/2 tsp-2 tsp a day on your food has been proven to lower your cholesterol and aid in the regulation of blood sugar. It also inhibits bacterial growth on food. Eating cinnamon each day also helps burn belly fat. Many people hav...

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Your Body Wants Nutrients, Not Calories

Dr. Oz said this on one of his shows. He explained that the body will crave food, even if it is not officially "hungry." If you eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods, you will satisfy your body, and it will not crave high calorie, empty foods. It really hit a cord with me.

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Vary Your Caloric Intake

Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser to vary your caloric intake: eat on the low end for two days, eat in the middle range for three days, eat on the high end (even going a little over) on two days. This keeps your body guessing. I did this all last week and lost 3.5 lbs!

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Herbal Tea

If you don't like the taste of water and you don't want to use too many of those Crystal Light-type packs with artificial sweeteners, try herbal tea! Most have no calories and no caffeine, so you can count them towards your water intake. Plus, there are dozens if not hundreds of flavors to choose ...

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Mantra

When I feel I can't exercise anymore but I know I can. I say to myself "Unless you are going to faint, puke, or die. KEEP MOVING!" It is one of my favorite Jillian Michael's quotes. I have it posted on my treadmill.

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Vision college

I had a hard time with making a vision college. First off I didn't have a printer and second, I don't get magazines or anything. The other day I was on Pinterest. I made a board and am now using it as my vision college and motivation! There are so many cool things on Pinterest and I can go to any we...

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