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Instant leftovers

Remove temptations to overeat immediately! When you are making a large batch meal, plate your portion (or portions if you are cooking for the family) and tupperware the rest and put in the fridge before you sit down to eat. It's not impossible to get seconds, but you'll have to think a little harder about whether that is really the choice you want to make.

- Submitted by KATJA-THE-GREAT 5/10/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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If you fall off the wagon.....

If you overeat 1 day or 1 meal, put in an extra workout session. I have only done this about 5 times in the past year ---always on a holiday or at a party, but it does happen to all of us occasionally. I usually do cardio at the Y 3X/week & strength exercises at home on 3 other days. So when I overeat, I put in at least one extra cardio & an extra strength session that day or the next. I hate getting out of my normal routine, so it cures me of overeating for a while.

- Submitted by STORMY724 2/4/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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My secret motivator when I'm tempted to overeat

I discovered this secret recently while setting up for strength training. I use 2 8-lb dumbbells and 2 5-lb dumbbells -- just about the amt of weight I've lost so far.

Well, one morning, I carried all 4 dumbbells in my arms and could barely move. I realized this was what it had been like for me just 10 months ago. I was winded and moving very slowly.

SO...when I'm tempted, I remind myself of where I've been and carry my dumbbells around the house. THAT takes my mind off of the food!

- Submitted by MOM2KATNISS 10/19/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Cheese Stinks

"thought replacement" to abstain from trigger foods.

- Submitted by HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/19/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Spark People Motivation

When I feel bad because I am not doing my fitness routine or I'm starting to fall of the wagon, overeating, I log to SP and read motivational post from all sparks friends... it helps A LOT!

- Submitted by IVONNEALDANAL 9/3/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Carry the Food Instead of Eating It? Imagine...

Another visual that works for me when I'm hungry is imaging carrying the food with me all day (or forever!) instead of eating it. Would you want to carry that bag of fast food, then that piece of cake, then that bag of chips, then that steak dinner? Nope. The lighter the meal, the better. :)

- Submitted by NIXIE_DUST 7/8/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Party Hearty!

You can have your cake and eat it too! Eat light before the party. Make your balanced plate. If you still want to indulge, only have a 1 or 2-bite taste of the offerings. Take half your cake or your plate home to enjoy tomorrow. Choose what you really want or know you'll enjoy. emoticon

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 4/18/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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