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Plan Your Travel Meals

Whether you’re going to the south of France, South America or South Dakota, traveling almost always means extra eating – which may mean extra pounds. There are two reasons for this. One is that – whether traveling for business for pleasure – you’re susceptible to an almost overwhelming array of scrumptious choices, out-of-the-way three-star restaurants, local […]

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Staying Lean During The Summer Months

Just because you’re on vacation or taking long weekends in flip flips, t-shirts, and shorts, is no reason to leave your eating habits at home. Concentrate on simple things that really matter like the company of others and healthy delicious meals. You can fill up on the ambiance, not the food. Share a meal. Consider ordering […]

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Cruise Ships and Resorts

Going on a cruise or all-inclusive resort? The-unlimited-quantity-all-you-can-eat-comes-with-the-room-vacation whether on a cruise ship or at a resort — is an American classic experience but don’t forget “I want to weigh ____ pounds!” The everything-included vacation is here to challenge you. You can assume there will be many more items than you normally serve yourself, and you […]

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Taking in the Waters

Water rehydrates the body, moisturizes the skin, and gives you a general sense of well-being. It’s also a terrific boon to the weightconscious, at home or away. Water with meals cleanses your palate, aids digestion and counteract the adverse effect of dehydration from travel and sun. Get a water bottle and keep it in your […]

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Two Extremes

Do you wonder, what is the greatest amount of food you can eat and not gain weight? Do you put yourself at risk with all-you-can-eat restaurants, big portions, and frequent eating encounters? Do you bring junk food into the home for the kids and end up eating it yourself? Do you end up stuffed, bloated, […]

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Be Kind To Yourself

Create your own positive voice. Think of the reasons you want to reach your weight loss goal (or any goal), not the reasons you don’t want to remain at your present weight. Tell friends how good you feel, rather than reliving your less-than perfect efforts. Give importance to the good stuff. Let go of all […]

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Staying Lean During Lean Times

Just because money is tight, your clothes don’t have to be. Today’s more conservative mood gives you an opportunity to concentrate on simple things that really matter – like the company of others and a healthy, delicious meal. Fill up on the ambience not the food. Share a meal. Consider ordering one appetizer & one entrée […]

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Do You Eat Too Quickly?

Are you a speed eater? This could be a plus if you’re a contestant at the Nathan’s Fourth of July competitive eating contest in Coney Island. If you’re trying to reach your weight loss goal, slowing down while eating is worth achieving. Take this quiz: – Do you cut nickel-sized bites of food? – Is each […]

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Travel Eating – Before, During, After

Before When you’re planning a trip, you plan the clothes, airline, hotel, and even some tours you want to take but you probably don’t plan your eating. The problem with most vacations is that people want to sleep late and perhaps leave the rigid schedule at home. If that translates into leaving all good habits […]

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Mindful Eating

If you are a compulsive overeater, a binge eater, or a food addict, there are some things you can do. 1.Set a goal. Rather than waiting, start now and decide how much you would like to weigh. 2.Decide whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or stay the same weight. Every time food is offered, proffered […]

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