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7 Ways to Overcome Stress Eating

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I’m only human. I succumb to stress and emotional eating just like any other person. Recently, I was at the dentist’s office when I received the news that I would have to undergo major dental surgery. This upset me and increased my stress. What did I do? I stopped on the way home at a fast-food joint and quickly consumed an 1100-calorie meal. Not because I was hungry, but only because I was upset.

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7 Reasons Moms Should Use Reusable Storage Bags

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This post is going to explore seven reasons why all moms should be using reusable food storage bags- and specifically the Ziparoos Reusable Bags set found on Amazon. For full disclosure, Simple Home Gifts is the parent company of the Food Tracking Momma and the Ziparoos brand. But I’m not just affiliated with this product, I am a mom who loves these bags!

When a friend told me about reusable food bags, I wanted to try out the product. Six months ago I started using reusable bags and my whole family loves them! Now I can’t get enough of the Ziparoos bags! Let me share seven reason why you will love these bags also.

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Artificial Food Dyes and Toddler Aggression

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I love being a mom to my 2-year old son. The name of this blog is the Food Tracking Momma and although I mostly write about counting and logging calories to lose weight, I don’t want to lose the “momma” aspect of this blog. So today I wanted to share my family’s struggles with finding the source of my son’s dramatic mood swings and early signs of ADHD. After months of trials, my husband and I found that artificial food dyes were the source of his behaviors.

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Using Online Grocery Services for Weight Loss

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Online Grocery shopping is a convenient and modern way to shop for groceries. I use Walmart Grocery and I will write this article from my experience with their service. The price for items is identical to those inside the store, the service is free for orders over $30, and the app is friendly and easy to use. For those who are committed to a low-calorie lifestyle, online groceries offer ways to help you resist impulsive buying decisions of high-calorie junk foods and you may even save money! Remember, low-calorie meals plus food tracking results in weight loss.

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Food Tracking to Gain Weight

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I asked my sister Michelle to share her story of using food tracking to help her maintain and even gain weight as she lives with the disease of gastroparesis. As the Food Tracking Momma, I know that counting and logging your calories will help with many different issues including losing weight, maintaining your weight, and even gaining weight if you are an athlete or in the case of my sister, fighting a medical condition.

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Lose Weight For Free

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As a weight loss blogger, I am often on many different social media channels researching information and supporting the followers of this blog. Currently, as I spend time online, I am inundated with various weight loss programs advertising their programs to help people lose weight. Most of these programs are subtle variations of counting calories and logging your food in an electronic diary (food tracking). Food tracking doesn’t have to cost you money. You can lose weight for free by counting calories!

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Non-Scale Victories

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I am pleased to again introduce my friend Robin as a guest writer for the Food Tracking Momma blog. She is going to teach us today a new way to measure weight loss success. Non-scale victories (NSVs) are a way to focus our weight loss process onto more than weighing ourselves and having the scale dictate our response and mood.

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10 Easy Ways for Maintaining Weight Loss

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I don’t want to discourage you, but I must be honest. Losing weight is great, but it’s only half of the battle. Equally important is the process of maintaining weight loss. When I lost 70 pounds, I was determined to not gain it back. Below are 10 ways I have used to successfully maintain my weight loss. I have included professional sources to support that these ways are applicable to most anyone for maintaining weight loss.

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New Year’s Focus Word- Identity

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I am pleased to introduce Robin who wrote this guest post. Robin is in full-time ministry as a Children’s Director, she is a wife and mom of twin 5 year olds, and is a good friend. Thanks, Andrea- The Food Tracking Momma

With this new year, I have heard many people recommend choosing one focus word as opposed to setting traditional new year’s resolutions. This is not a focus quote but a word that you will meditate on for the entire year. After some contemplation, I have determined my new year’s focus word is “identity”. Let me tell you why this word is applicable to both you and me.

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New You Challenge for the New Year

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The new year is such a great time to commit to new beginnings! Some people discourage making New Year’s resolutions, but I encourage you to consider a new way, a new habit, a new healthier lifestyle that will lead to a healthier, new you. For this New You challenge, I would like you to join me this New Year in learning ways to lose weight and become a healthier person.

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