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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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Don't give up!

Even if you slip (we all do) don't quit. Just jump right back into mindful eating the next meal, don't wait until the next day, and pig out the rest of the day. That will set you up to gain and be harder to get back into the right mindset for losing.

I've lost count of the many times I've sl...

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Counting and Tracking Calories = Health & Weight Loss

Calorie counting is imperative in my weight loss program. Counting calories helps prioritize what I eat - the type of food might not be the healthiest choice, but if I feel I can afford the calories without jeopardizing my diet, I might eat it as a "treat." On the other hand, knowing the calorie c...

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Jumps Starting My Day with Water

I've been starting my day with 2 glasses of water with lemon oil before anything else and BIG SURPRISE it works to help my day get started well. I feel better and seem to drink my daily quota of water easie...

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SPARK MOBILE APP

The spark mobile app has really helped me stay on track.

Using it is so easy to log every single thing I eat so that I can see ...

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Vicks vap o rub kills cravings.

I have continually struggled with weight since my mid thirties. I have had wonderful years of healthy eating and exercising and many years of making poor choices and being overweight. Depression set in and anxiety eventually took over my life. I expanded from about 165 pounds to 230 pounds and I was...

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Easy to track calories with "My Fitness Pal"

I never had the patience to track calories because it was so confusing and so much work. The smartphone ap which is free, "my fitness pal" is like having a personal trainer at your beck and call. So far, in 3 months, I have lost 20 pounds. It is a good motivational tool and has lots of foods l...

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Bullet proof coffee

I am on a Keto diet. My doctor told me about this coffee that keeps you feeling full, and allows the caffeine to be released slowly. It sounded gross but it's delicious !
There are tons of recipes but they were all to oily for me. I brew 2/3 of a pot of coffee.
I put it in my blender (you hav...

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The Nutritional Tracker

I believe that one of the most helpful things on Spark is the nutritional tracker. I really never realized how many calories I consumed each day. The amount was staggering to me. Now I make it a point to track everything I eat. After each meal I take a few minutes out of my day to input what I ate a...

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Just try it!

Lemon water made daily (freshly squeezed lemons) is my go to. If I get hungry and don't want to use calories up I drink a tall cup. So yummy!! I love the taste and it's super easy. This has helped me to reach my goals. I drink it not only for cravings but in the morning too, as good morning wake...

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Illness and Injury Challenges can be Blessings in Disguise

In the past five months I've dealt with some multiple sclerosis challenges and then shattered my right wrist and had subsequent surgery to repair the damage.

In the past when I was ill or injured I comforted myself with food I didn't need and probably didn't even really want. It was just h...

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