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

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Tracking my nutrition

When I started on this weight loss I knew I needed to be honest about everything that I put in my mouth. It didn't take long to realize that my menu was off track as far as being nutritious. I was constantly choosing starchy foods which slowed down my weight loss. I knew breads have always been m...

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Sleep, beautiful sleep

I know there has been a lot of information recently about the effects of sleep on weight loss . . . evidence that not getting appropriate amounts of sleep can stall and even torpedo our ability to lose weight. My own thoughts on this matter are that enough sleep can work on every single aspect of ou...

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Track! Track!! Track!!!

I can't emphasize enough, how important it is to track EVERYTHING you eat!

I am a 56 year old Mother of 7, Gramma of 6.
I am 5'2" tall, and at my heaviest, back in 2010, I weighed 199 lbs! My health was horrible, and I felt fat and sluggish. That year, my Mom died from complications of Os...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Log EVERY Bite, Lick and Taste - BLTs

It is amazing that there are times when we KNOW we have logged all our food, drank our water and exercised and yet not drop a pound. If this happens to you it could be those forgotten or not so forgotten BLTs!!

BITES, LICKS and TASTES. They will creep up on you especially if you are the c...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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DOWN ONE HUNDRED.

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Miss South Carolina Bree Boyce: How I Lost 112 Pounds

Miss South Carolina Bree Boyce: How I Lost 112 Pounds

In high school, she couldn't run a mile for her high school gym class. But when a doctor gave her a much-needed wake-up call, Boyce dropped nearly half her body weight and is on her way to achieving her life-long dream of becoming Miss Ame...

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Weight Watchers Produces Bigger 'Losers' Than Standard Weight-Loss Care

Weight Watchers Produces Bigger 'Losers' Than Standard Weight-Loss Care

Group members shed 15 pounds on average versus 7 pounds with standard diet, study finds.

Dieters may be more likely to slim down if they are referred to a commercial program such as Weight Watchers than if they bat...

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