I am 5'6", 28% body fat, and bad self image. I learned a funny secret, but it works! At home, I exercise in skimpy outfits, because your body looks good when it's exercising! Seeing your body working and being pushed helped me get past the vanity of losing weight to the "big picture" frame of mind of being strong and healthy!
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Making the decision to give up salt made such a difference in my life. My body stopped holding onto fluid, my legs no longer swell. AND my doctor took me off my high blood pressure medication completely.
Many foods already have a sodium content. I was surprised that even fresh vegetables can contain sodium. You need some sodium each day, so check with your doctor and educate yourself towards better health.
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