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Drinking the Day Away!

Do you ever find that you just can't gt enough liquids during your day? Does the thought of "just one more glass of water" sound like torture? I know that my palate desires FLAVOR!

Take a big pot and fill it about halfway--your daily requirement---
1) throw in 2 or 3 GREEN tea bags-- make tea and remove
2) add spices, onions, garlic, or bullion cubes/soup packet
3) boil, bring to simmer


Drink JUST THE BROTH whenever you feel hungry.

- Submitted by NANETTE914 6/9/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Counting Calories for Weight Loss

Counting calories may be the hardest part of a successful weight reduction, but it is the only true way to lose those unwanted pounds

- Submitted by GARYGFON 4/4/2013 in Weight Loss | 0 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. Most of all, dieting implies deprivation.

I've learned to modify what I eat to still be able to have large quantities of the foods I love and still stay within my calorie range. I eat what I want!

- Submitted by TRAVLNWOMAN 3/16/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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POWER IN NUMBERS!!

I recently went on my FB and sent out a message looking for people to exercise with for five days a week after my work-out buddy and i developed conflicting schedules. To my surprise so many people were looking for the same thing. I find myself wanting to do even more so now I am exercising at home on my bike watching an hour long t.v. show first thing in the morning before I leave with a friend to where ever. Its great I'm able to be more motivated and its creating a lil club of our own!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 1/10/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Inches vs Pounds

In the beginning the scale may not move but you are probably losing inches. Losing inches are visible to everyone around and seeing the scale move is motivating! emoticon

- Submitted by TOTALPACKAGE12 1/4/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Mindsets and Motivation

The secret to keeping weight off, is in our decision to lose weight in the first place. I find I have to get in the right mindset to lose weight. That mindset is normally "That's it I've had enough, its time to do something for me".
Then something clicks, I think its the pain of carry weight as well as the pleasure of reaching my new goal, that spurs me on.
The main thing is that once I get to "that's enough" I know my mindset and my motivation are set for success

- Submitted by DONNATORA 12/12/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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CHICKEN SOUP for the CRAVINGS (without the calories)

When I'm craving I grab a chicken Bouillon cube and heat up a hot mug of water. It's like having chicken soup without the noodles and chicken. It's filling, comforting, and satisfying. It is made by dehydrating vegetables, meat stock, a very small portion of fat, salt and seasonings. Plus you get that extra water in there!! emoticon

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/2/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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CALORIE-FREE FOODS... do exist ;)

Tracking everything can be difficult... Sometimes you just want something and you don't want to run to the computer or enter it in your phone.. You just want to have a little something with the kids maybe or before bed ... What if you didn't have to track it? What if you could take the calories out of your favorite foods?

You can.

All you have to do is track it earlier... not an estimate. Instead, make yourself a smoothie, track the full amount and don't drink it all... freeze some for later.

- Submitted by RENEEOFARRELL 6/21/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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The Truth About Overeating...

you are NOT addicted to food... you are addicted to the way food makes you feel or a memory associated with it.

Often times we eat because we are bored (something to do), to procrastinate (after I eat this), to celebrate (Let them eat cake!), when we are stressed (chocolate), when we are PMSing (really another type of stress), etc.

We eat because we remember... for instance, most people have happy memories associated with cake (birthdays) and chocolate (boxes of candy)...

- Submitted by RENEEOFARRELL 6/16/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Sometimes NOT tracking everything is a good thing...

OK... I'll admit it.... the week before my period I NEED (not want.. NEED) chocolate. I don't over do it, but for 5-7 days, I have to have it.

The problem is that once I go over my max 1300 calories a day, I tend to go waaay over.

Instead of tracking my indulgences this week, I make myself a deal... As long as my food calories stay under 1300, I allow myself up to 1000 calories each cycle that I don't track. My calories are low enough overall that the indulgence is okay.

- Submitted by RENEEOFARRELL 6/13/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Spoil yourself at lunch with multiple courses at every meal....

Do not grab the prepackaged 100 calorie packs or granola bars or a can of soup for your lunch. These options may be easy but do not base your diet around them. Ignoring for a moment all the info that says that processed stuff is unhealthy, or at a minimum fresh is better, eating packaging "stuff" is not a lifestyle...it is not maintainable. For instance, can you imagine everyday for the rest of your life eating your lunch out of a packet? That's what eating packaged stuff really boils down to.

- Submitted by RENEEOFARRELL 6/13/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Over Coming A Plateu

When I haven't seen the scale move in a while I kick up my work outs adding two or 3 extra a week

- Submitted by SUNRIZING 6/9/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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How to Avoid Post-Weight Loss Sag

When you lose weight, especially if you lose weight quickly, you risk getting saggy skin (just watch a finale of the Biggest Loser.. sad but true).

Instead of risking never being able to wear a sleeveless top (let alone a bikini) because of the excess skin, treat your skin right as you lose. Apply a good lotion (cocoa butter or shea butter is best) at least once a day (twice is better).

While you can't change nature (skin will obviously sag as you age), moisturized skin is pliable skin!

- Submitted by RENEEOFARRELL 6/8/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Burn the Burger

The biggest contributor for my weight loss of 25 lbs after trying to lose for over 15 years was giving up red meat. I cannot tell you what a big difference it made in my general well being. And, I am not a fanatic or 100% give it all up...occasionally, I eat something with red meat, but I'm sold on the idea of giving it up or cutting way down on it. emoticon

- Submitted by SENIORFITLADY 1/9/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Only 90 days left in the year

Don't wait until the new year to start new goals. Start a new goal right now for what you will do during the last 3 months of the year. Countdown to New Years and Celebrate by reaching a goal. The holidays can be hard to stay on track, but you can do it. Don't assume you'll put on weight and then have more to take off in January. Set your goal now and go for it!!!

- Submitted by STORMTMB 10/5/2010 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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Calories as money

I think of my calories as the amount of money I have every day. Every calories is a monetary value. So if I have eaten about 1000 calories by dinner time I feel really happy and proud of myself to say that I have "500 calories" left to spend that day! emoticon

- Submitted by PRORAVI 6/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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No eating 5 hours before bed

Me not eating 5 hours before bed every night helped me to lose 40lbs in 4 months. When I started eating before bed I gained my weight back. It was hard for me to lose weight when I was eating 5 hours or less before going to sleep.

- Submitted by AJIOTAL 5/12/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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If its not there you can't eat it!

I try and not bring any junk or high refined sugary food into my house, if they are not there then I can't delve into the biscuits or french fries when I am watching a bit of tv in the evening! I do always make sure my fruit bowl is full though for when I feel peckish.

- Submitted by CLEANER-EATING 4/29/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Use the TOOL!----Calori
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Differential Daily Report

I like KNOWING how many calories I need to expend to help me lose wt. This tool does that. It shows your calories eaten and calories per Basal Metabolic Rate{that you burn just breathing, doing your routine,every day}+ your exercise.

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 4/6/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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