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Strict Diet Regimen for a Few Days w/Weight Loss Being its own Motivation

After 8 months of struggling to get back on track and stay there for more than a few days, I finally found what works for me... I put myself on a regimented diet with very low carbs for a specific time period (The 17 Day Diet). I stopped craving carbs and saw a fast weight loss on the scale. Final...

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Just Walk Away

I've set myself up with comfortable shoes and a coat for every weather. This lets me be successful in my emotional eating avoidance strategy.

When I want to stand in the kitchen and nibble I walk away to a different part of the house. If I find my self headed to my chair in front of the TV w...

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Documentries about Healthy Living

I have been watching Documentaries about Food and Healthy living on Netflix. I started watching them because of the lack of good movies offered on Netflix. I need something to watch while I wog in place to get in my Fitbit steps.

One documentary was about juicing to get healthy and lose weig...

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best of my advice

Eat foods with one ingredient. Thatís my best diet/health advice in one sentence. Too many foods are filled with stuff our bodies were never designed to consume. Seems like every other day some new science report comes out telling us that the "XYZ" thing that was so amazing and healthy and we needed...

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Moving it to lose it

My biggest issue is sitting in front of computer or tv for long stretches of time. Then as day comes to an end I find myself short on exercise for the day. so when I sit down at either I set the timer on my phone for 30 minutes and when it goes off I make myself get up and move for no less than 5 m...

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Trust The Lord

I have found that I am not in this alone, God is here helping me, He wants me to live! I must help Him by making good choices everyday, if I fall at anytime, He is there to encourage me to get back up and move on.
I have always thought I was okay the way I am, until I saw my mother going throug...

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Only thing that ever worked

An eating program called Whole30. I lose weight, and I lose it fast. Trouble is I can never stay on it long enough, and I need way more than 30 days. I'm starting a Whole365 on 8/8/2017. If anyone is interested in it, or has done it before or wants to again, let me know. I can talk a blue streak abo...

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Drink water 1st in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink your morning coffee. Drinking water after you wake up speeds up your metabolism. It also reduces cravings and helps you to keep full and eat less. Did you know that drinking water alleviates heartburn and indigestion and strength...

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Vegetarian Diet Success

I am so excited to share my first secret and that is to live a vegetarian lifestyle and cut out that bad meat. I have first seen the result in my stomach or tummy. It is going less and less in a month. I can pull my abs in better and it seems more defined. I have already lost 6 lbs in a month. ...

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Avoid late night sabotage

So, I'm up 2.6 pounds this morning. I'm carrying extra water weight for sure because my fingers feel fat when I make a fist. It's my own darn fault. I was so far under my daily calorie allotment after dinner, I decided that a chocolatey dessert wouldn't go amiss.

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TV Time Out

I try to exercise during commercials (which I hate). I keep my dumbbells and resistance band right by my chair and pick them up and use them.

I do one to three sets during each commercial break combined with walking through my house (1 circuit = 80 steps). If I do that 10 times in an hour, t...

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