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Look up menus online!

Going out to eat? Look up the restaurant's menu online (most chains will have nutritional values listed). Choose your meal BEFORE you go to be armed for success!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/18/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Make a veggie, fruit, and protein drink to get all nutrients easily without eating three squares a day.

To stay healthy, I mix in a blender two fruits, two veggies, or even five sometimes, pinto beans (protein), one egg (protein), a sugar substitute, and greens. This makes about 2 cups.

Instead of worrying all day how I'm going to get all my nutrients from all my meals, I drink only this one d...

- Submitted by SHIMMERSPARK 5/7/2014 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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Staying On Target

A secret for success in my life regarding health and fitness has been the use of SparkPeople as a way of connecting with others, throughout the world, who are in the same boat as I. This community of supportive believers in good health through diet and exercise has been for me a well-house of inform...

- Submitted by BILLTMAN 1/30/2014 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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SHEER WILLPOWER

When seeking motivation to achieve a goal - say a dietary goal or a weight loss goal - I place the goal within grasp. I don't create a goal for myself that is too difficult and I don't put it too far out in the future. Loosing 5 to 7 lbs is a good goal and two weeks is not too far out there, I s...

- Submitted by BILLTMAN 1/30/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Portion Distortion!

Best thing I ever did was take 'the idea' to use measuring cups to control my portions. 1 Cup for protein 1 cup for starch/carbs and 2 cups for veg (Steamed, grilled, etc.) if it's a salad mixed - 2 cups (Then 1 cup after only if still hungry). This can be very easy and has helped me to curtail my p...

- Submitted by OPIUMDOLL 1/10/2014 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Portion Control

There are 'portion pots' available on the market. I use standard measuring cups/jug - 1 cup for each 'food group' (protein, carb and 2 cups for veg). Even then I am potentially serving up too much! BUT it's literally 2/3's LESS than what I used to eat. Portions can be difficult. If having trouble - ...

- Submitted by OPIUMDOLL 12/1/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at least 13 strains of bacteria that are essential f...

- Submitted by NIBIRU60 7/30/2013 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Eating out

When going out with friends/family to a restaurant (as we all have those get togethers with family members that don't understand your goals) order a side salad for your appetizer with a vinegar or vinagrette dressing. Then a broth based soup for dinner. You'll stay within your calories & will be ...

- Submitted by PCORDELL 7/25/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

http://www.s...

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

http://www.s...

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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The S Diet

This is a diet rolled into calories and food intake. This is how it works...no seconds, no sweets, no snacks, emoticon on all days that don't start with an S....On the S days you can ...

- Submitted by MGWARWICK 2/27/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Lowering Blood Pressure

I have lowered my blood pressure in the past 5 months by eating low sodium. I used to take 5 prescription medications a day, now I just take one for blood pressure. I have taken meds for over 30 years and was even slim when I started having HBP problems!
After having problems and even landing i...

- Submitted by ICANINSIGHT 2/1/2013 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Perserverance

The necessary discipline of sticking to a healthy diet plan and exercise plan has made me realize that if I can succeed at this then my other personal plans will fall into place.

- Submitted by 3KATIE3 1/31/2013 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Vision Board & GOALS

I "vision collaged" my back of the door mirror, this way I "SEE" it all the time!!! Everyday, sometimes several times a day! Foods, Exercises, Physically fit bodies, places I want to go and things I want to do!! Anything that is something to strive for or look forward to I put it on the edge of tha...

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/8/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Practice telling yourself "No!"

Foods can be addictive, or just strike up cravings that we feel we must indulge on. Practice saying "NO!" and prove to yourself you don't need extra portions or unhealthy foods!

- Submitted by KRYSTL719 9/7/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/2/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Goal Setting for motivation, planning, actions & SUCCESS!

Set Monthly goals in Micro, Mini, Medium & Major. Blog these at the end of the month for the following month then adjust "other goals" for tracking, accountability & celebrating!! If you are a list person, this works!! Spark Streaks can be set to support each months goals. Micro & Mini goals ten...

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/30/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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ItWorks!

ItWorks! Ultimate Body Applicators are all natural body wraps you can put anywhere on your body to Tighten, Frim and Tone your skin and body. The way it does it is by re-hydrating your body and pulling toxins from your fat cells. It really does work, my aunt lost 17 inches.

- Submitted by KAYLIB731 6/14/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Just walk or 10 minutes...

Seriously this works every time. If I just don't feel like hitting the GYM I tell myself, "I'm just going to walk or do 10 minutes". Toss on your work out clothes and shoes & go out the door. I hit the gym and I am always excited that I pull through and do an amazing workout/run. I am NEVER beat...

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 6/1/2012 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Learning to say "no," remember you can "later"

Many times when I am having a great calorie intake day, there is a little monster who strikes - the "that is most gorgeous pizza I have ever seen" monster. What I've learned about giving into temptation is that I tell myself I can eat that on my "free" day. I let myself have one once every other w...

- Submitted by DANCINGFAE 4/20/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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I'm addicted to food!!!

When I start eating something good I can't stop and end up stuffing myself. emoticon

- Submitted by CEALIE 4/17/2012 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments
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Cheat with a purpose

It can be really hard to diet when you go into it planning to NEVER eat badly again. Decide on specific "cheat days" to have when you reach weight loss goals (i.e. one every ten or twenty pounds you lose, whatever works for you). It can keep you on track when you start craving, and the weight from a...

- Submitted by D4RKSH1N3S 3/23/2012 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Diets and Deprivation

The minute you say "I am dieting" you have set yourself up to fail. Dieting is doing something other than what you and your body wants. Dieting implies keeping you from foods you love due them being high calorie or high fat. Dieting implies eating portions a fraction of the size your body wants. Mo...

- Submitted by TRAVLNWOMAN 3/16/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends ...

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Keeping Busy

I find that Keeping Busy helps me to NOT Munch thru the day. I plan my day and write it down on a list. From laundry, to canning, Sparking, meals and menu, when to drink my water, when to exercise, budgeting my money, go for a walk, reading, whatever !!!!
Not much time to think about extra food...

- Submitted by CANNINGNANNY 2/9/2012 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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