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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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Ritual Habits Working for Me

I once had a habit of flossing and brushing right after supper to keep me from night eating. It got old very fast. Then I remembered that when I was weaning my son, I used to walk down to the end of our driveway where we had a Buddha statue with a cup. My boy would get out of his stroller and pour r...

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Ritual Habits Working for Me

I once had a habit of flossing and brushing right after supper to keep me from night eating. It got old very fast. Then I remembered that when I was weaning my son, I used to walk down to the end of our driveway where we had a Buddha statue with a cup. My boy would get out of his stroller and pour r...

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WRITE IT DOWN!

I know it seems elementary but my "secret" is to write everything down. Every BLT (Bite, Lick, Taste) when cooking, every binge (no matter how many calories consumed), literally every thing that goes into my mouth every day has to be written down. Binges have been dramatically decreased in frequency...

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Detox Your Body

The main secret I"m sharing here is that large amounts of vegitables are more filling than you realize. Detoxing with fruit/vegitable smooties with a base of spinach and eating "big bowl salads" are a great way to reset your metabolism. The point behind detox is to rid your body of preservatives a...

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It's never too late to lose weight or to become physically fit

At one point in my life I thought I was too old to achieve the physical fitness that I wanted. And losing weight wasn't happening. However, I tried and tried again. I've been on this path for several years now. God wanted us to be good stewards of what he has given us. And one of the most important ...

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I'm not hungry, I'm thirsty

Every time I feel hunger pangs, I remember what a doctor friend of mine told me, "98% of all hunger is thirst". I drink a large glass of water and those hunger pangs go away. And I get all my water consumption in for the day.

So many of us do not drink enough water to keep our bodies hydra...

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Only thing that ever worked

An eating program called Whole30. I lose weight, and I lose it fast. Trouble is I can never stay on it long enough, and I need way more than 30 days. I'm starting a Whole365 on 8/8/2017. If anyone is interested in it, or has done it before or wants to again, let me know. I can talk a blue streak abo...

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Drink water 1st in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink your morning coffee. Drinking water after you wake up speeds up your metabolism. It also reduces cravings and helps you to keep full and eat less. Did you know that drinking water alleviates heartburn and indigestion and strength...

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no bread w/o regret

I gave up on bread...I asked myself if there is anything that you feel is a giant roadblock in your life to loosing wt. and I gave myself some time to really think long and hard about it...what I came back with was bread...any form of bread....and that's what I decided to give up....we all love brea...

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