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Jin Shin Jyutsu for Weight Loss

I started Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese form of hands-on healing, because I was fascinated by its effects on my mood and energy.
After two weeks of daily practice (10 minutes or so), I noticed I had lost around 3 kgs or so. This was when I started taking Jin Shin Jyutsu even more seriously. It can be a great help for almost any psychological and/or physical issue and is a beautiful art as well.

- Submitted by LILYWILLOWTREE 7/22/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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When I want to chew

Sometimes when I need to chew, I just stick a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth and that helps with food cravings. A good one to pick, Dentene Ice.

- Submitted by ANDI3307 8/28/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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You are not the garbage disposal

You know what I mean...you are putting things away after a meal and there's a handful of olives, or a few slices of tomato, one little bit of leftover peas, maybe one solitary slice of pie or one dollop of whipped cream left over. You do not have to "clean up" the serving dishes to avoid putting away a single serving. I have to remind myself at every meal that every bite "extra" I take still counts on my daily calorie goals.

- Submitted by WHICHHATTODAY 12/17/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Save Calories While Eating Out

When you go out to dinner, immediately divide your meal into three portions. Eat one of the portions and place the other two in to-go boxes for meals later in the week or to share with others.

- Submitted by AWESOMEREIGN 4/21/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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easy counting at fridge

can't jot down or log on to record each time you eat something? draw out 8 glasses of water on a piece of paper, desired daily servings of fruits veggies, meats etc. then laminate and cut out. glue a magnet to the back of each and organize all on one side of the fridge door, each time you dink a glass of water move one glass to the other side of the fridge, eat a veggie or fruit, do the same thing to keep track of food and water intake throughout the day emoticon

- Submitted by FARMGIRLJO1973 7/27/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Baby Steps

It is important to remember that being overweight or obese didn't happen over night and it takes building new habits, one at a time to over come. Fast break goals are those "baby steps" that we need. Pick something that you know will help make a difference and whittle at it--after a couple of weeks, add on a new goal to the first one. (If you try to change everything at once, it will probably burn you out and you will "give up.") emoticon

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 6/9/2011 in Getting Started | 6 Comments
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Use mustard instead of mayo to save fat and calories

I love tuna salad, but I don't like the fat free mayo, so I tried mustard instead. It was delicious! It helps me eat healthier and keep my fat under my target.

- Submitted by GZELLEFRO 5/25/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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**TOP 5 TIPS FOR MAINTAINING WEIGHT**

1-Eat for purpose: With the exception of special occasions, the food I eat has 2 purposes. The first is to fuel my body so I can feel good throughout the day. The second is to sustain it throughout my life. I want to meet my grandbaby's one day.
2-Exercise! Consistently! Find ways to stay active.
3-Plan ahead:If u get hungry everyday at 4pm, pack a snack that will keep u on track.
4-REST: Getting enough sleep is vital for your metabolism
5-Nurture positive relationships-Sparkpeople can help

- Submitted by JPARIANOS 5/18/2011 in Weight Maintenance | 3 Comments
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For ravenous days

On days I am ravenous I make cabbage soup. I can eat a cup every hour or two without increasing my calories. I feel full all day. Counts as 1 vegetable serving.

- Submitted by CLIMBERS_ROCK 3/7/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Time to Help Yourself!!

If somehow you have strayed and have been nibbling a bit of this and/or that--NOW is the time to say "WHOA!!" The big holidays have passed and "they say" that whatever you are doing on New Year as the clock strikes 12 is how you'll spend your year. That makes NOw a good time to get back on track and your focus will have you on a healthy eating track as the new year becomes this year. emoticon

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 12/27/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 3 Comments
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Ice Cream Lovers: Save Countless Calories

A weight watcher's leader taught me this:

Don't keep ice cream in your refridgerator. If you have an urge for ice cream drive to the nearest McDonald's with a drive-through. If there is a car or more in line drive by.

By keeping ice cream out of your fridge you don't have that temptation handy. By thinking about driving to McDs just for an ice cream you have time to let the craving pass. If you do drive to McDs there will inevitably be a car in the line so you can't get the ice cream.

- Submitted by REEDSKI 10/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Halloween candy, uh-oh

When at the store to buy candy for trick-or-treaters, take only the ones that you dislike.

- Submitted by SYLPHINPROGRESS 10/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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"Nothing Tastes as good as Skinny feels." model Kate Moss

While Kate Moss is way too thin I like her quote. I wouldn't share it with teens or preteens but for adults we can look at it as a tongue-in-cheek way to avoid foods that are not healthy choices.

When I see that candy bar looking at me in the check out begging me to buy it I think, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." It makes me chuckle and I divert my eyes away from the candy.

- Submitted by REEDSKI 9/29/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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This stuff changed my life...

I know it sounds redic and probably fake but Shakeology literally changed my life. I'm a poor college student so I never have the money to go out and buy fresh fruits and vegetables all the time (especially since they get bad so quickly) so I heard about Shakeology and decided to give it a try. I have been addicted ever since! And I've been energized and feeling amazing as well. It's worth every penny! There isn't much space here so message me if you would like me to tell you more about it.

- Submitted by COACHJADO 9/17/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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EGCG~The most abundant catechin in green tea

The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallo-catechin gallate or EGCG. Look for an extract of Green Tea
that contains high levels of EGCG. 270 mg a day of EGCG is the optimal concentration to produce calorie burning! It keeps more NA (noradrenaline) in the brain triggering your metabolism to burn extra fat. EGCG is a slayer of fat cells!
And most importantly, EGCG stopped adipogenesis ~ the creation of new fat cells. Give it a try, what do you have to lose??

- Submitted by DANDYDONNAJ 9/11/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Leslie Sansone: Look in Used Book Stores for Used DVDs.

I love Leslie Sansone. I have several of her DVDs. You can choose 1 mile on a day you don't have as much energy or go up to 5 or 6 miles by combining DVDs or repeating some miles. Her energy and positive motivation is infectious.
You can work out in your own home and you don't need a lot of room. No gym membership fees required. At the end of one DVD is a segment on fixing healthy breakfasts. By using the stretchy band during one of the miles you can strengthen your arms and core.

- Submitted by REEDSKI 9/4/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Use QuickLinks: Think quantity

Review nutrition tracker and sparkpeople articles that describe "portion" size

- Submitted by DANCELITER 5/26/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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Food is fuel

Eat when you're hungry then just eat till you're NOT hungry; (NOT till you're full). Remember the saying: Eat to live, don't live to eat! Sooner than later....this will be you.... emoticon

- Submitted by WANAKA 5/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Make your goals--public!!

It is very important to make goals--make them "do-able," measureable, straightforward, fit you and your needs... Then publish them--share them here on SP, post them in places to remind you of what you are working towards.

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 5/16/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Online Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator

Based on SparkPeople's BMR article, (which needs pen & paper to tabulate), I created an online calculator you can use.

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- Submitted by MRSMAPLEVT 5/8/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Do something new!!

Sometimes we get into a rut and the way to break the plateau is to get out of the rut. Shake up your menus with new foods, new recipes, a new meal structure. Shake up your activity with new exercises or a new time for exercise. Your body might be "used" to the same old things and needs a change.

- Submitted by ENUFF81020 4/5/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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Plate Sectioning

The best trick I've learned so far is dividing my dinner plate - 1/4 lean meat, 1/4 starch, and 1/2 veggies or fruit. Not only does it aid in portion control, but it's so EASY and is something you can do in almost any & every eating environment.

- Submitted by SWEETDRMS2NT 3/30/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Keeping a food journal

Keeping a food journal is the key to weight maintenance. When you plan your food daily you will be sure to get all the food groups covered and keep you from eating food that could cause you to regain the weight.

- Submitted by SHARONGD 3/25/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 15 Comments
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