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Taste and See!

We know that those who eat slow give their bodies time to realize satiety and eat less. I eat alone a lot and find this a challenge. Here are two ways I slow down:

1. Look at my bite before I put it in my mouth. Realize what it is and looks like. Be grateful for the benefit I am about to receive.

2. Chew for a count of 20-25, noting taste and texture.

I find I eat more slowly and actually enjoy what I am having.

- Submitted by TRANSFORM-ABBY 7/3/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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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!!

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br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- 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
parkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_journal_individual.
asp?blog_id=5336039
<
br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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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 that mirror. SO when I do that one last check in the mirror before I sweep out the door I know what I want in LIFE!!! EVerything I want to live for is there: Prayer, Familiy, Friends.Healthy Lifestyle!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/8/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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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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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 tend to be the building blocks to medium/major goals. This way you don't get over whelmed or miss steps. You set up your training and prep. My monthly blogs are helping me!! Check them out!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/30/2012 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 beating myself up for going only if I don't at all!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 6/1/2012 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Breaking Bad Road Trip Habits

Prepare a big zipper bag full of colorful, crunchy veggies like carrots, broccoli, radishes, green beans and store in a portable cooler. Add a few small hummus containers and Spring Water. Bring a brochure that lists all the benefits of eating veggies and as you read, you will feel healthier and happy that you are actively doing something good for yourself. We did this and drove right past our usual fast food places....and reaping the benefits today!
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- Submitted by JACEYLEE 5/29/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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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 blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Exercise at work...

I throw in exercise at work wherever I can. A desk job doesn't permit much movement so in addition to Coach Nicoles exercises at your desk I have added the following: Jumping Jacks at the copier or while waiting for anyone or anything. Squats work also at the copier/fax. Use the stairs and get up and go to the persons office, don't use the phone or email. Lunges and squats while on the phone.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/4/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Get Boiling Faster

Need to bring water to a boil before adding an ingredient? You probably know that covering your pot with a lid causes water to boil faster. I go one step further: My tea kettle is fully enclosed. I add the water to the tea kettle and put it on the stove.

- Submitted by CYCLEZEN 12/26/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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THE 1 INGREDIENT RULE

whats helped me a lot is using the 1 ingredient rule. I try to stay clear of anything in the grocery store that contains more then one ingredient... I make everything at home myself from scratch and freeze extras if necessary. This keeps me from putting a lot of preservatives and extra sugars and salt. Saves me so much time not having to read every label as I go through and my meals turn out bright and colorful!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/3/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Quick Delicious Healthy Dessert

One or two teaspoons of fat free/sugar free Pistachio or Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix into a cup of fat free plain yogurt. Stir until blended....YUM!

Go EASY on the pudding/jello mix until you find the right amount that pleases you. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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1/2 that portion...Break
fast,
Lunch, Dinner

Half that portion! I half the portion of whatever i'm about to eat. If it can't be halved without wasting part then I don't eat it Example: Sandwich you can half & save for later...cookie you would have to share if a person is available or throw the half away if you have no one to share it with. IF I would have to waste it then I don't eat it. Planning!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 7/1/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Fast breakfast that tastes like dessert!

Fast -- 1/2c chocolate soy milk (light, pre measured and frozen is best), blend with half a banana, 1tsp honey, couple drops of vanilla and a bit of flax seed. --- yummo!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 5/10/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Coupon Websites

HIP2SAVE.com Website on how to use coupons, where to save and FANTASTIC freebies! Great around fall and christmas, saved me a bundle.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/30/2011 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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Follow the 10% Rule

Trying to do too much, too fast, too heavy is a set-up for injuries. Start "where you are" and gradually increase as your fitness improves.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 11/9/2010 in Exercise | 19 Comments
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Organize in an Orderly Fashion

Everyone says to get rid of things, but try this if you like, go thru your house and get all the Good Will items out, then go thru and get items for eBay, then go thru and get the items for Craig's List, then for your local people in need items, it not only organizes things but more it organizes in an orderly fashion.

- Submitted by MSROBY 10/28/2010 in Organization | 2 Comments
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Aim to do it right before you concern yourself with going faster

Focus on learning proper technique - this will be your sure foundation and allow you to perform better.
It applies to life as well as exercise - playing an instrument, typing, sports, martial arts, knots, even love!
Once you know HOW, you can do things more efficiently and more rapidly!
If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?

- Submitted by DRB13_1 10/23/2010 in Getting Started | 5 Comments
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Easy way to incorporate fish

I workout in the evenings, and when I get home, all I want to do is shower and wolf down some dinner. My trainers swore by "protein and veggies, that's it" after working out. I'd been wanting to work in more fish, too, and finally figured out the perfect way to do it! I keep a variety of frozen veggies and frozen tilapia/salmon/flounder on-hand. I grab a sheet of foil, throw in 1 filet and whatever veggies and seasonings I want, and throw the whole packet in the oven on 400 while I shower!

- Submitted by CARYNW 9/9/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Fantastic Taste - Great Time Saver - AND Healthy!

Schwan's Chicken Bites are very nicely cleaned, lightly spiced, perfectly cooked, tender pieces of chicken breast. Pop it in the oven for 17 minutes and you have absolutely perfect chicken for whatever. My family loves this & I am thrilled with having it on hand.

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 7/29/2010 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Icy Cold Hydration That Stays Cold Longer Without Coolers or Bags of Ice

Fill various sized bottles and jugs half full of water. Place bottles (not gallon jugs) so that they lean (keep stable) to one side while freezing (without lids). Keep gallon jugs upright (also no lids). When ready to use fill with fresh water and screw lids on snuggly and you're all set to go!

- Submitted by CHOCOHOLICLADY 7/26/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Icy Cold Hydration That Stays Cold Longer Without Coolers or Bags of Ice

Fill various sized bottles and jugs half full of water. Place bottles (not gallon jugs) so that they lean (keep stable) to one side while freezing (without lids). Keep gallon jugs upright (also no lids). When ready to use fill with fresh water and screw lids on snuggly and you're all set to go!

- Submitted by CHOCOHOLICLADY 7/26/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Know what's in your bread?

I found a great cookbook that makes baking bread easy! I know what's in it. The calories are lower than bought bread. It's fantastic! "Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day" http://www.amazon.com/Health
y-Bread-Five-Minutes-Day
/dp/0312545525/ref=sr_1_
1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=12
76623768&sr=1-1

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 6/15/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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