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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 drink, then the rest of the day, I eat one or two small meals.

- Submitted by RHEASPARKS 5/7/2014 in Staying Healthy | 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 for preventing inflammatory illnesses and the health of our intestinal system which is the seat of our immune systems. These so-called 'good bacteria' crowd out the nasty ones.
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- Submitted by NIBIRU60 7/30/2013 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Control: Chocolate or Me

I am not a breakfast eater, at least I was'nt, until now. I found a way to control my chocolate cravings and have breakfast without feeling yucky. I went and bought some special K meal bars. Double Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. This gives me my chocolate and vitamins the body needs, especially fiber. They taste great!! emoticon

- Submitted by DAWADDELL 8/24/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Track More Nutrients

On the nutrition tracking page click "Change Nutrition Goals" It's just above the cups of water measure. Then click "Add another nutrient to track" I selected just about all the vitamins and essential minerals. I have found that I don't need to take as many supplements as I used to take. It saves money and I am more healthy.

- Submitted by DREAMLAB 3/17/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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Avoid that 2pm feeling- without an energy drink!

I've found that by taking my B-vitamin supplement around 11am with my midmorning snack helps me avoid that "2pm crash" that usually hits after I've worked out the same morning. No caffeine, no energy drinks!

- Submitted by ZEPHANIA 2/25/2011 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Honey and Weight Loss: How Are The Two Connected?

Honey contains sugar, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins & minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins & minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats & cholesterol. So when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories but due to lack of vitamins & minerals. On the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients helps you in reducing weight.

- Submitted by XKANDI2005X 2/22/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Children's vitamins

Adult vitamins make me nauseous, so I take a children's chewable vitamin at night with my kiddo. Not sure why, but they don't upset my stomach, and I can still get my multivitamin in.

- Submitted by JUSTKD 1/15/2011 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Nutritional values

Sometimes, while searching for a food in SparkPeople database, which is incredibly rich, there is one item that I can't find. This also happens because I am French and occasionally look for products that we have here and that are not much in use in the US. I have discovered another place where they will give you all the nutritional info for a lot of stuff, in ounces, grams, cups or whatever suits your fancy
http://nutritiondat
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- Submitted by CLAUDECF 12/2/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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a good source for vitamins

A great place to find lots of great vitamins-for less is swansonvitamins.com. I get a lot a great items and shipping is only 4.99. I've found a lot of very healthy additions to my diet through them.

- Submitted by KELLYAM42 11/9/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Gummy Vitamins

I've always had a hard time remembering to take my vitamins... until I got gummy vitamins! I keep them in the kitchen where I can see them, and then when I'm in there I remember to munch on two gummy vitamin bears!

- Submitted by EMI412 10/13/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Get your fruit/veggies/v
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and a lot more in one serving

Natural Burst is a powdered mix that gives you 22 of the needed fruits/veggies/vitamins and more in one drink a day!!
Can still have regular fruits & veggies.
It's amazing for all that this does, you see results in the second week and it's so wonderful. Just take a look and see.

- Submitted by MSROBY 8/4/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Hood Simply Smart Fat Free Milk

Is Wonderful. The taste is GREAT! Better than 2% with more Protein & Calcium and no Fat. Can't Beat it!
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- Submitted by MJMOONEY 7/30/2010 in Product Reviews | 2 Comments
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Satisfy that sweet tooth and not feel guilty

I have recently discovered Gummy vitamins. I take 2 a day (as recommended on the bottle) and it's like a little treat for me.

1 bottle has Peach, Cherry & Orange flavored gummies.

- Submitted by WIGIME 6/22/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Raw, Fresh Food

Eating raw fresh veggies and fruit, organic where possible, really fills me up and gives me all the nutrients and enzymes nature intended for good digestion and good health. You can eat, nearly, unlimited quantities of these foods without blowing your plan. Raw is so much better than cooked.

- Submitted by BELAFAN 6/19/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Track your vitamins and supplements in the nutritional tracker

I'm always forgetting ... did I take my vitamins, omega-3's, etc.

I added a section on my nutrition tracker for vitamins. I put each vitamin and supplement that I take in my favorites. It works! I have rarely missed a day since.

- Submitted by LIFE_IS_SO_GOOD 6/16/2010 in Staying Healthy | 8 Comments
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Track that Supplement

Don't forget to track those supplements you take on a daily basis. It may take time to input all that information. But it will keep accurate records of the stuff you get that's not from food. Plus a few members have put certain vitamins in already. Check if yours is here.

- Submitted by SINGLEMOM1960 5/18/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 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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Take your vitamins to stay on the healthy track!

Until I had a toddler who caught colds so easily, I didn't realize the importance of vitamins to keep myself healthy.I KNOW I DON'T eat enough of all needed nutrients for a healthy diet.A multi-vitamin and a chewable Vitamin C have helped my immunity because I can't workout if I'm sick.

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 4/16/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Don't forget your vitamins!

I used to forget my daily vitamins & meds. Now I use a 7-day plastic vitamin box, and I put the box on my laptop. When I start work in the morning, it's the first thing I see. Not only does It remind me to take my vitamins & meds, but it also reminds me to start the day with a glass of water!

- Submitted by ROXELLS_WARRIOR 4/12/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Double up on the Veggies

When preparing lunch or dinner I now prepare two non-starchy veggies--like cauliflower & broccoli as well as my protein and carb. This not only adds to my nutrition and fiber but is more filling and prevents over-eating on more fattening foods. emoticon

- Submitted by SPARKENISTA 4/10/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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TRUST BUT VERIFY

Trust But Verify ...a Russian saying. When you get information on eating, vitamins, supplements, herbs, health, trust, but verify. You are responsible for your own actions.

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 3/30/2010 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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