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Weighed in after my first week I am SO delighted to share that I am down a total of 8 lbs and feeling great. Today the eating phases start all over again so we’re back on Phase 1 which as you may recall includes lots of fruit (4 pieces a day), moderate protein, low fat …

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Down another 1.2 lbs even with my [prohibited] copa de vino, yahoo! Feeling good, waistband not quite so snug and day 3 of delicious choices . . . life is good. I had mentioned the exercise bit, well I’ve been having some issues with my knee so have not been doing my usual walkies with …

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It’s Saturday today and we got up a little later and spent longer over our cup of tea so our day started a little later than usual. The Fast Metabolism Diet requires you to eat your meals (5 or 6 a day) at regular intervals throughout the day. For example breakfast at 8:00, snack at …

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Today starts the 3 days which I personally enjoy the most (plus it’s Friday which also helps)! For the next 3 days I can eat LOTS of healthy fats like nuts, olive oil, avocados, hummus – yummy. For breakfast I had oatmeal with chopped peach, a few chia seeds (helps to keep you regular), cinnamon …

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Today is day 2 of the “full on” protein and veggie day. You’d be surprised how much you can food you can eat on this programme – a big delicious steak with a hearty salad or a soup with lots of yummy veg, or perhaps an egg white frittata. Doesn’t sound too shabby does it?! …

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We all need to snack throughout the day to keep our energy up and avoid blood sugar imbalances. You can escape the temptation of potato chips, candy bars, and other high fat sugary snacks by keeping an arsenal of healthy options on hand when you’re out and about and need an energy boost. Try some …

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Foods that improve your mood brings visions of candy bars, donuts and chips right? Believe it or not, it’s the food we THINK will feed the soul that is actually making us feel worse. Look at it this way, if your body is having to declare a May Day to digest the entire bag of …

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The typical holiday plate is usually a carb fest of mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and pie. There’s nothing wrong with going all out, but if you’re watching your waistline, and want to think outside the “starch” box, try some alternatives to your favorite sides that you may end up loving even more! Instead of potatoes, …

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Remember when the only non-dairy option was soy with a side of soy? Whether you’re lactose intolerant or choosing to eliminate it from your diet, the choices available nowadays are endless. Sure you could pop one of those lactose tablets, but why would you when there are so many delicious products to choose from? Skipping …

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Having vegetarian or vegan guests sometimes poses a dilemma in knowing what to serve. Vegetarians avoid meat, while vegans refrain from all animal products including eggs, so catering to these diets can seem a little intimidating. The good news is that these lifestyles have become so mainstream that finding menu options is easier than you …

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