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Weight Watchers Diet Exchange PlansThis page is about weight watcher's diet exchange plans. Knowing the amount of different foods you can substitute to maintain your diet plan is important.

 

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Husband Quit Drinking, Now Is Addicted To Sugar?My husband has quit drinking for about 6 months. All he seems to do is eat cookies and pretzels. I know his body is replacing the sugar he is lacking but if I don't buy cookies, he buys them and goes through 2 60 packs a week. What can I do? I am afraid he will turn into a diabetic.

 

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1970's Weight Watchers PlansThis page is about 1970's Weight Watcher plans. Finding the older diet recipes that have worked for you is sometimes a challenge.

 

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Finding Old Weight Watchers MenusThis is a page about finding old Weight Watcher's menus. The Weight Watcher's diet program has been around for decades and undergone a number of changes. Finding information on a specific program you used in the past is possible if a bit of a challenge.

 

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1990's Weight Watcher Plans?This page is about 1990's Weight Watcher plans. Finding the older diet recipes that have worked for you is sometimes a challenge.

 

1980's Weight Watchers Plans

1980s Weight Watchers PlansThis page is about 1980's Weight Watcher plans. Finding the older diet recipes that have worked for you is sometimes a challenge.

 

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Calculating Weight Watchers Point Totals?This is a page about calculating Weight Watchers point totals. One of the various Weight Watchers diet plans is based on a daily and weekly points system.

 

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Experience with Gluten Free and FODMAP Diets?I was told by my neurologist to try going gluten free to see if it would help my fibromyalgia and swelling. I have been working on that for about 2 weeks, so far so good. I think I feel better. Now my gastroenterologist wants me to try the FODMA diet to determine what foods are triggering my digestive symptoms.

 

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Identifying Foods for a Low Potassium Diet?I have a variety of health conditions. They include: diabetes, kidney issues, and sarcoidosis. I'm prone to high calcium levels and am dealing with high potassium. That puts a restriction on a lot of the fruits and vegetables I can eat. The ones I really like, I need to limit due to the potassium.

 

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Using Gluten Free Flour as a Thickener?Avoiding gluten can force you to look for ingredient alternatives with varying success. This is a page about using gluten-free flour as a thickener.

 

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The Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?Vegetarians sometimes eat fish and eggs. They often eat dairy products. Vegans do not eat any animal products. This is a page about the difference between vegan and vegetarian.

 

Medifast Liquid Diet

Adding Flavor To Medifast Liquid Diet?The Medifast liquid diet is not the most flavorful of diet options. Adding flavor to a Medifast liquid diet can help make it easier to stick with the Medifast plan.

 

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Flavoring Water Without Adding CaloriesUse sugar free flavorings or fresh fruit to flavor your water without adding calories. This is a page about flavoring water without adding calories.

 

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Gluten Free Spaghetti SquashA great substitute for spaghetti noodles is this squash. This page contains gluten free spaghetti squash.

 

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Converting Weight Watcher's Points to Selection Plan?Does anyone know if there is a way to use the WW frozen entrees as foods on the Selection Plan? They used to have the breakdown on the boxes, but that's been years ago. They only show points now.

 

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Using Stevia Instead of SugarStevia is a plant based natural sweetener that you can use in place of sugar. This is a page about using stevia instead of sugar.

 

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Tips for Baking With SplendaThis page contains tips for baking with Splenda. Dietary concerns may find you needing to bake sweets with out sugar. Splenda is a common name brand artificial sweetener.

 

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Foods Ideas for Chemotherapy Patients?This is a page about foods for chemotherapy patients. Finding and creating meals to help stimulate someone's appetite is the goal when they are going through this therapy.

 

Atkins Diet Chicken Breast Meal

Using the Atkins Diet Plan?This page contains tips for using the Akins diet plan. A low carb and high protein diet that has helped many people successfully lose weight.

 

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Frugal Tips for DiabeticsThis page contains frugal tips for diabetics. Eating healthy does not have to be expensive and can help you manage your health issues.

 

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Gluten Free Breakfast IdeasFeeding your family a gluten free diet doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. This page contains easy, inexpensive gluten free breakfast ideas.

 

Flat Belly Diet

Flat Belly Diet Book Reviews?This is a page about Flat Belly Diet book reviews. The Flat Belly diet book describes this Mediterranean style diet that promises a loss of up to 15 pounds in approximately one month.

 

The Digest Diet

Reader's Digest Diet Book Reviews?This page contains Reader's Digest diet book reviews. Reader's Digest has published a diet book to help with successful weight loss.

 

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Weight Watchers 1992-1995?I'm looking for the Weight Watchers plan books for the period from 1992-1995. If anyone knows where I can find or purchase these, please let me know.

 

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Low Calorie SnacksThis page contains low calorie snacks. When watching your calorie count its nice to have guilt- free snacks in your diet.

 

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Using Weight Watchers?This is a page about using Weight Watchers. There are a number of weight loss plans and programs available to help you lose weight.

 

Personalized Diet Plan

Creating a Personalized Diet Plan?This is a page about creating a personalized diet plan. As we know a diet is often difficult to stick to and gain lasting results.

 

Diabetic Weight Loss

Diabetic Weight Loss TipsThis page contains dietary weight loss tips. With special dietary restrictions losing weight can be a big challenge.

 

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Weight Watchers Program from the 90's?I would like to know if anyone still has any information from the old Weight Watchers program from the 90s. I would need to know what the "exchanges" were and what was allowed for each exchange. Thank you for any help you can give me!

 

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Tips for Gaining WeightThis page contains tips for gaining weight. There are some people who need to choose foods that will help them add a few pounds.

 

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Weight Watcher's Plan from the 80s?I am looking for the Weight Watchers plan from the 80s, where it told you what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack and how much to eat. Nothing has worked for me, but this plan, and I need to go back on it. Any help would be great!

 

Easy to Digest Foods

Easy to Digest Foods?This page is about easy to digest foods. When someone is having trouble with digestion, you need to find foods that are easy on the stomach and taste good.

 

Gluten Free Meal

Avoiding Gluten In Your Diet?This is a page about avoiding gluten in your diet. Gluten is a type of protein found in barley, rye, and wheat. Surprisingly, gluten is found in many foods, where you would not expect it, as well as in pastas, cereals, etc.

 

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Increasing Fiber in Your DietThis is a page about increasing fiber in your diet. Dietary fiber can provide a variety of health benefits.

 

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Low Carb Diet Tips and TricksThis page is about low carb diet tips and tricks. When reducing the carbohydrates in your diet, it helps to know what foods to avoid.

 

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Healthy Weight Loss TipsThis page contains healthy weight loss tips. Many of us are always trying to lose weight, but not always in the most healthy of ways.

 

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Weight Watchers Quick Start Daily Check-off Sheet?Does anyone have a copy they could e-mail me, or know where I can get copy, of the Weight Watchers Quick Start daily check-off sheet?

 

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1992 Weight Watchers Plan and Journals?In 1992 I joined my first Weight Watchers meeting and was so excited after gaining about 30 pounds after having 2 children. I lost those 30 pounds on this program.

 

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Best Frozen Meals for Losing Weight?I am looking for a way on how to start my own diet plan using something like Weight Watcher's frozen food packages from the store, etc. I would like some advice on what store brought frozen food I should buy to help me with my goal of losing weight.

 

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How Can I Make "Sugar" Cubes Out of Stevia Leaves?How can I make cubes out of stevia leaves, like sugar cubes?

 

Make Your Own Diet Exchange Chart Using Windows NotepadIf you have a Microsoft Windows computer, you can make your own daily/weekly food planners, diaries, etc. complete with the little squares that you fill in to keep track of points or exchanges on Weight Watchers and other diets.

 

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Sweet Tomato SoupWhenever I wanted something sweet for lunch, I would get a packet of instant tomato soup, heat up some hot water, then add 2 Tbsp. of cremora and a packet of sweetener. It really quenched my sweet tooth, not to mention a healthy lunch.

 

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Cut Your Alfredo Sauce With BrothHere's a tip that can help you reduce your sugar and fat intake and save you a little money. If you buy a jar of Alfredo sauce, try cutting it with an equal amount of chicken broth.

 

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Product Review: Arnold Select Sandwich ThinsGood news for cutting calories without giving up sandwiches! My mother-in-law shared the new bread she has been using for sandwiches and now I'm forever indebted to her for this new way to enjoy a sandwich while still watching my weight.

 

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Healthy Unsweetened Cocoa PowderI am trying to cut down on artificial sweeteners and like chocolate every day. I found that pure unsweetened cocoa is only 12 calories per tablespoon, and is one of the healthiest foods in the world.

 

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Looking for Dieting Advice?I'm a 31 yr old single mother. I have to have my upper teeth pulled. I have to go 4 weeks without teeth. I have to heal before I get the denture. At the same time I could stand to lose a few pounds. Any suggestions on what to eat during this time?

 

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Product Review: Individual Carrot CakeMy daughter and I are both watching our weight. I love to bake, but, unless we have guests, we find we can't resist second helpings. Yet we crave some baked treats.

 

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Weight Watchers Exchange Values for Frozen Dinners?I need the old exchange values for the Weight Watcher frozen dinners. Is there somewhere I can get these, please?

 

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Satisfy Sweet Cravings With Dried FruitSatisfy your sweet tooth with simple candied fruit available at your grocers. Or make your own in your oven or dehydrator.

 

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Peanut Butter Cravings?I am trying to loose weight and my biggest weakness is peanut butter. I'm talking about anything with peanut butter and lots of it and the result is weight gain. Is there anything I can do to reduce cravings? What causes these cravings?

 

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Keep Food Labels for Diabetic Food ExchangeMy grown daughter has type I Diabetes and has since she was 8 years old. So ever since she was younger, I save the labels from her favorite or certain foods like cereals, salad dressings, soups, etc.

 

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Healthy Snacks to Avoid Dieting MistakesWhen you are dieting, you find yourself starving and eating everything till your hunger diminishes. Take the time now to make a list of allowed foods on a 100 calorie or less snack list.

 

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Foods That Increase Metabolism?Does anybody know of any good diets? I prefer ones that are fast but work with healthy and natural things? Also, does anybody know of foods that increase metabolism?

 

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Changing My Family's Eating Habits?I am looking for some advice. I am planning on changing my family's eating habits on Jan. 1; we are a typical American family who loves hamburgers, fries, sweet cereals, etc. I am working on losing weight on the Flat Belly Diet (see Prevention.com), which follows the idea of burning fat using MUFAs, mono-unsaturated fats, such as avocados, nuts, olive oil, etc.

 

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My Mother is Nagging Me About My Weight?My mother is a very opinionated person. She thinks everyone needs to do things that she does and that her way is the only way. I am over weight. She is very skinny but still diets. She keeps pushing me to do her diet of drinking shakes and only eating salad and chicken. I do not like the shakes and I have a family to cook for and it would be hard to incorporate this into our lives. I want to lose weight but by eating smaller portions and learning to eat the right way.

 

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Get Chocolate Morsels to Ease CravingsWhile I was shopping, I wanted some dark chocolate to please my craving. I decided to get the Hershey dark chocolate morsels instead of candy bars, one it is cheaper and two, it lets me just do a few at a time so I can control the calories. This bag seems to be lasting, and lasting. It seems to hit the spot and keeps the calories at a minimum.

 

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Alert! To all those who plan to make sugar free jelly from my recipe submitted recently, I have information.

 

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Low GI Diet?Does anyone use the Low GI Diet? If so, can you give me some information on what to look for on packages of food, to see if it has a low GI. Thanks

 

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Natural Diet For Bladder Cancer Patient?Does any one have a good natural diet for bladder cancer patients? One with no red meat, etc. I am looking for help for a cancer patient family member

 

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Slim Fast Type Powder For Diabetics?I'm diabetic and I would like to know if anyone has a recipe for SLIM FAST type powder that's diabetic friendly. The regular kind has too many carbs and too much sugar in it.

 

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Lowering Fats and Sugars in Your DietThis really is not a recipe, but I feel it should be put with the recipes. Being as we have certain hereditary diseases in the family. I have to learn to cook differently now as I think I am young but my body is not agreeing with me which I don't think is right.

 

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Link: Glycemic Index of FoodsEating a lot of high GI foods can be detrimental to your health because it pushes your body to extremes. This is especially true if you are overweight and sedentary.

 

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Support Girl Scouts Without Adding To Your WaistlineI've been doing this for years. I ask the girls which one is THEIR favorite cookie and I'll buy one box. After I "test" one or two, I give them back the opened box. I tell the girls to now ask passersby "Would you like a free Girl Scout cookie sample?"

 

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Is Gluten in Rice?Is gluten present in rice?

 

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Small Cookies For DietersSmall Cookies For Dieters. Do you like the smell and taste of fresh baked cookies all the time but can't bake as often as you would like? Does your diet dictate to you that cookies shouldn't be the largest part of your daily food pyramid?

 

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"Cut" Your Serving Sizes"Cut" Your Serving Sizes. Take a pair of scissors and CUT your food helpings into small pieces. The food will stretch further PLUS the more you chew the faster your brain tells you are full and you will not over eat.

 

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A Tootsie Roll in The FreezerDieting and primarily trying to eliminate sugar is so difficult, especially for we older ladies. I keep a tootsie pop or any kind of sucker in the fridge. . .

 

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Need Help Changing My Daughter's DietMy daughter (15) has been diagnosed with high cholesterol and being extremely overweight. The doctor we saw yesterday said that she has to totally cut back on all starches and I understand this. He says she has to increase her intake of fruits and veggies considerably (he basically said that is all she will be eating).

 

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Changing to Diet CokeI needed to start losing weight. Since I drink Cokes all day as my coffee, I thought I would start drinking Diet Cokes instead but hated the taste of Diet. I use a screw top plastic bottle and pour canned cokes into it.

 

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Frozen Yoplait Yogurt Ice Cream AlternativeTrying to lose weight but want you ice cream anyhow? I started doing this a couple months ago, I buy Yoplait Light yogurts and put them in the freezer. They take awhile to eat because they are frozen and you're kind of shaving it off at first with your spoon.

 

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Think of Cheese as a CondimentLearn to think of cheese as a condiment, not a main ingredient. Not only is it healthier but certainly more cost effective if you do. If a recipe only calls for 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese as a topper for the casserole, don't automatically grab an extra handful...

 

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Replacing Sugar with Artificial SweetenersIn substituting artificial sweetener for sugar in recipes, you may have a problem trying to eliminate ALL sugar. Sugar contributes more than just taste. It affects things like browning in baked goods, and textures, etc. You will have better luck replacing only up to about half the sugar.

 

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Love Those Carbs?Studies have shown that a plant compound from white kidney beans, such as Phase 2, can actually block up to 75% of starches passing through the digestive tract without being absorbed by your body.

 

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Recipes for Bariatric Patients?Could you provide a variety of recipes which can be used by those of us that have undergone a gastric bypass? Our intake must consist of soft/easily digestible foods/atleast 68-70grams of protein a day and containing no sugars. De'Lanese

 

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Healthy Milk ShakeInstead of using ice cream in your milk shake, take a couple of bananas, chop them up and put them in your freezer. Once they are cold substitute them for ice cream in milk shake recipes. They can be pretty tasty.

 

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Butter With Less Saturated FatThis tip is one that I have been using for health reasons, but is also a thrifty tip. Especially since the price of a pound of butter has about doubled recently.

 

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Food For Thought

A recent study revealed that Americans are eating 50% more junk food than they were 20 years ago. In fact, across all age groups, the consumption of snacks, soda and junk food is making our nation fatter and unhealthier than ever.

 

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Weight Watchers' Quick Start Food Planner?I am looking for the quick start meal planner sheet, not the diet plan but the sheet where you check off the allowed amount of water, breads, proteins, fats, milk, etc. per day? It gave us room/space to write in the food items eaten for each meal.

 

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Weight Watchers Weekly Menu Plan?Does anyone have a copy of the menu plans, if believe there may have been 3 to 4 different menus, from the 1970s or 1980s. I have one that was week 1. But I never did get the other ones.

 

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Weight Watcher Daily Food Exchange Chart?I am looking for an old chart to check off my daily food exchanges. If some one knows where I can get a copy I would appreciate it. I took weight off the old way, but the points system does not work for me. Also where can I get a book with the amounts of items per serving?

 

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1980s and 90s Weight Watcher Books?I am trying to locate the old Weight Watches books from the 1980s/1990.

 

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Ideas for Gaining Weight?I am 42 years old, the mother of 3 and grandmother of 2. I have struggled my whole life trying to gain weight. It doesn't matter what I do or eat it doesn't help. I know I would have more energy, feel better about myself, and look better. I am 5'6" and weigh 105 lbs.

 

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Website for Diet Translation?I need a web site that will explain to me the diet my doctor gave me. One that does not require me to have doctorate to understand. Also as egg yolks and baking soda are now on my no no list, can someone direct me to a site that will explain the whys and whats of bread making to me.

 

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