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lyssa 6.22
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It’s a sad but very true: a majority of Americans have been carrying on a torrid affair with processed and packaged foods. As a nifty little article in the New York Times points out, “American’s eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food, and they consume more packaged food

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lyssa 6.8
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This meal is as delicious as a dish at P.F. Chang’s, but since the chicken is stir fried in a skillet covered with cooking spray instead of oil, it is diet friendly! For even fewer calories, try it with shrimp in place of chicken. Serves 6. Ingredients 1 ½ lbs.

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lyssa 6
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The dieters I see in my office are so knowledgeable, they could write a diet book themselves. Problem is, they can’t stop eating! Some feel defeated, like they will never lose weight. Others feel like they don’t know what the hell to eat anymore with all the contradictory diet advice

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An article on Monday, May 2nd in the New York Times by Gina Kolata about “The Biggest Loser” contestants who are struggling six years later with regaining much of the weight they lost on the show drew a flood of responses from New York Times readers. The article — “After

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lyssa 3.30
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Veggies are high in water content, and water has 0 calories (but you knew that). That is why they must take up the most real estate on your plate. You can have plenty of food, feel full, and cut (substantially!) calories. More veggies+ feeling full=easier weight loss and happier dieter!

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Did Someone Say Jicama Fries? Yes, Please! The entire tray of fries is only 90 calories! (there were more on the plate. I ate some before remembering to take the picture!). Ingredients 1 package Trader Joes Jicama sticks (or from your local grocer) Nonstick oil spray Salt and paprika to

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lyssa 4.13
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Birthdays. Mah-Jongg. Book Club. Ever go out with the girls and find yourself digging into the chips and guacamole or the family-style penne vodka faster than Fred Flintstone said “Yabba-dabba-doo”? While we love each other’s company, being with a group of women can take its toll on the best-laid diet

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Once upon a time, in my lunchbox and in the lunchboxes of the other kids at my lunch table, there was just one kind of Oreo. You know. An Oreo (the lucky kids had Double Stuff). I was 10, and it was the last time in my life I could

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Read a fantastic article about the secrets of being happy. Here’s to a HAPPY Spring for us all! Click here to read 12 Secrets of Being Happy: Using Research from 100 World Experts, A New Book Shows How to Look on the Bright Side by Linda Kelsey.

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