It’s the Little Things!

This week I would like to share with you some of the little things that I do every day. These small changes to my lifestyle have helped me lose 71 pounds and now help me maintain my weight loss. Below is my Top 10 Little Things list.

This week I would like to share with you some of the little things that I do every day. These small changes to my lifestyle have helped me lose 71 pounds and now help me maintain my weight loss. Below is my Top 10 Little Things list.

Top 10 Little Things


  1. I use skim milk in my coffee instead of cream.
  2. I never miss a meal or a snack, so I can keep that metabolism cranking!
  3. I don’t buy junk food, so I simply won’t have it in my house during those weak moments.
  4. Green tea with a packet or 2 of no-calorie sweetener helps me out when my sweet tooth kicks in, and green tea is excellent for you.
  5. When given a choice, I always take the stairs. I look for ways to burn more calories throughout my day.
  6. A tall glass of skim milk with sugar-free chocolate syrup is my new milk shake.
  7. I always drink ice cold water, so my body has to warm it up to body temperature, thereby burning calories.  
  8. I try to think positive, be happy and surround myself with others who are the same.
  9. I keep busy, but find time to meditate and exercise every day. Boredom leads to bad habits.
  10. I like to try things I thought I couldn’t do, but always wanted to. I encourage you to do the same. Make it happen.

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It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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