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How do I get started? Part 3

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A few examples:
1) When your clothes start to get baggy, take them in, give them to the women’s shelter or buy the next smaller size. Wearing big clothes doesn’t make you look slimmer — they just make you look sloppy!
2) Elastic waist skirts and pants tend to shrink with you — wear a belt or stunning longer length top to hide the elastic. (more…)

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How do I get started? Part 2

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Don’t get discouraged just because it seems to be taking too long. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day. It took me like a week to lose 10lbs and then about 2weeks to lose 5. The point is that so far I am keeping it off and am determined to lose more. (more…)

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How do I get started? Part 1

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

I weigh 284 lbs. Have tried every diet on this earth, some success, lots of failures. Mid 50’s female. Any suggestions?

It’s safe to lose about one-half to two pounds per week. When beginning an exercise program, you may see an initial loss of more than this, but it will quickly level out. (more…)

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Zesty Tropical Surprise

Monday, May 28th, 2012

1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup frozen lemon or orange juice concentrate (more…)

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Strange Hunger Pangs

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Q.I get a gnawing sensation in my stomach often, even in the middle of the night. It feels sort of like hunger pains, and eating food always makes it go away. I have no other symptoms. Could this be stomach cancer? What else might it be? (more…)

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The Hungry Woman’s Guide to Eating. Part 3

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Working out kills my appetite, but it makes my sister ravenous. Why are we so different?
The difference may be in your eating schedule or in the kind of workout you do. “Intense physical exercise suppresses hunger for an hour or two after a workout because your blood flow has been diverted away from the digestive tract and into the muscles,” explains Kristine Clark, Ph.D., the director of sports nutrition at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. (more…)

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The Hungry Woman’s Guide to Eating. Part 2

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

If I eat breakfast, I get hungry for lunch sooner than if I skip it. What gives?
“Eating breakfast isn’t your problem; eating the wrong kind of breakfast is,” says Allan Geliebter, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Foods loaded with simple carbohydrates, such as sugary cereal or bagels, send blood sugar soaring because they are so easily digested. What goes up also comes down-and just as quickly. (more…)

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The Hungry Woman’s Guide to Eating. Part 1

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Discover the surprising reasons why you want to chow down-and the best ways to keep your appetite in control

You’re at your desk, working away, when suddenly hunger hits. Your stomach growls, your concentration flies out the window and there’s only one fix: food. But what causes this overwhelming sensation-and how can you keep it from taking over your life? (more…)

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