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June 16, 2010


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Great post! I was trying to open the links on the recipes, I get page not found. Thanks.


Julie -- Thanks for pointing that out! The links are now all working correctly.


Those are all great tips. I'm actually getting myself back in the saddle as far as weight goes after too many years of heavy drinking and overeating and cessation of exercise. I know HOW to do it; I just have to implement it. Need to lose about 50 pounds.

I will say I have one thing down pat - I don't drink anything but water (or from time to time, tea or plain coffee). I'm lucky that I hate soda and processed juice drinks. Ew.

Great healthy recipes you have there too, thanks for linking them again!

 Medical Advice

thanks for all the information to us giving a idea to loose weight.and eating healthy food

Daniel @ Casual Kitchen

I do the most damage to my diet and my health when I eat mindlessly.

Therefore, I do as much as I can to make sure that I avoid that mindless mental state when I'm around food. That means not having junk food around the house, concentrating on my food when I'm eating, eating slowly and carefully and in general experiencing the process of eating more deeply.

Those steps may not seem like they're all that significant, but collectively they've made an enormous impact on the quality of my diet.

Thanks for another though-provoking post Julia!

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T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types

All great guidelines - count my vote for fiber and water as well. Water is my drink of choice, and I try to incorporate grains and fiber into vegetable dishes whenever I can.

Julia K


Thanks for a helpful article. I think your strategy of keeping only health supporting snacks in the pantry at home is a very good tactic. I joined Weight Watchers last year and have lost and kept off about 20 pounds through the program. I love that they have an online tool that easily tracks my food, weight loss milestones, exercise, etc as well as fantastic articles, recipes and tips. Their program allows you to eat what you want, but educates on the impact of those decisions.

I cook mostly vegetarian and make sure my plate has at least 1/2 veggies & 1/4 whole grains (sometimes it's a one pot meal w/these proportions). I've started eating more of what Weight Watchers call filling foods (high fiber, low calorie, and lower fats). Some examples are whole grains (bulgur is an especially filling & tasty ingredient), fruits (I eat a ton of watermelon, strawberries, stone fruits, what ever is in season), vegetables (I snack on jicama, baby carrot, snap peas), and lots of beans and other high fiber proteins.

The other big change that I made is to bring exercise back into my weekly routine. I'm training for a sprint triathlon and have found that milestone is a great motivator to get me out and active!


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