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Weight Maintenance Secrets

The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you do not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?

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Develop habits that you can live with for a lifetime.

Whatever may be the popular diet right now, AKA: FAD DIETS, are roads to failure.

Most of these diets (maybe all), tell you that you can eat only specific foods and/or "YOU CAN'T EAT THESE FOODS!" Its unsustainable for a lifetime and I'm here to tell you that if you can't continue your mea...

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Consistency is Key

As I have changed from weight loss into weight maintenance, I have learned that the one secret to success is consistency. I still need to keep track of my fitness and eating every day, and find that by reaching my daily goals in these areas most every day keeps me on track and keeps the weight from ...

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Stop Drinking Alcohol Completely

I started in Spark 6 years ago and lost weight but gained it back and lost weight and gained it back. My diet was great and I worked out hard, but I kept yoyoing up and down about 10lbs (230-240lbs). I became perplexed and got mildly depressed and stressed.

I got sick and tired of the same pa...

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The mindful work of learning to love.

In 1989 I lost 25 pounds and I have kept them off. How? By learning to love. When I started, I thought I just needed to go on a diet. I joined weight watchers and I had never exercised regularly. I walked, then I ran, then I completed 10 marathons in 10 years. I learned to love exercise. I was a...

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Weight Management: Food Scale

For me I have found a food scale is an absolute must. It provides a level of accuracy to my food log that measuring cups just don't. I definitely feel more confident about exactly how much I am eating. Being confident in what and how much I eat removes any fear/guilt that I had in the past. Before I...

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Lets talk for a minute..

OK.. you have made the goal but now what happens... You get up in the middle of the night and open the fridge.. Why what happens.. the light comes on and now you can see clearly what you may like to have as a late night snack... Nope.. I am not sure of who put the light in the fridge but it is not b...

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How Maintain at Winning & Losing

OK, I have not reached my weight loss goal as of yet. But congratulations—to me cause I am still in the game and that there is a cause to celebrate! Now all I need to do is make sure I am one of the 5-10% of “weight-losers” who manage to keep it off over time. So, am I doing now is just walking, I n...

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Finding Happiness with My Weight

As a person is learning to how to accept and appreciate my own body, the following are my tips for working towards body peace.

Accept myself and the thoughts I have about my body. The first step for me is moving away from body hatred is beginning to work towards body acceptance. When I have n...

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Consistency: Weight Maintence

I got up this morning and I weighed myself. 101.0 was the digital readout. How could I have been 102.2 just yesterday and today, I weight over a pound less?

My consistency really pays off. Drink plenty of water. Stop eating when you've hit your calorie goal. Keep track of your calories and yo...

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Weight in Moderation

So I like food, probably more than the average person. They say men think about sex 19 times a day, but that’s tame compared to my vivid food fantasies. Being healthy is also really important to me, so I had to find a way to balance my desire to eat even the fake fruit in hotel lobbies with my need ...

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