Secrets of Success

Weight Loss Secrets

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

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Don't Buy It

The best thing I have done for weight loss success is leaving trigger foods at the store. I buy mostly health foods and buy some healthy snacks like Belvita Bars, Kashi cookies, etc. I do not buy chocolate other than cocoa powder and I do not buy ice cream.

Ice cream and chocolate are my tw...

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Look Out Below.. Caution Shedding Weight

Wow.. Are you shedding weight ..? or maybe like me you loose two pounds and they find their way back and loose them again.. Like a old friend who stops by every once in a while... When you joined Spark People what did you have in mind...? One thing being on here has made me think of when I first got...

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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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Consistency and Being Realistic

Set realistic goals (small and attainable); when you reach a goal, set another one (and reward yourself, too!). I set my goals in 10 pound increments as well as sizes and listed them on my SparkPage along with the deadlines I hoped to reach them by. I also list the dates I actually reached my goal...

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Benefits of doing it the second time around

With this being my second time doing the spark people program I took time in the beginning to reflect back on the first time I lost weight and made positive changes - and revamped them. It was very eye opening to see how even though I knew what to do I found it really hard to implement all of the t...

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Benefits of doing it the second time around

With this being my second time doing the spark people program I took time in the beginning to reflect back on the first time I lost weight and made positive changes - and revamped them. It was very eye opening to see how even though I knew what to do I found it really hard to implement all of the t...

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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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Protein and Water

Make sure to get 60g of lean protein and 64oz of water in every day. You will be amazed at what those changes can do for your weight loss. The water is necessary for proper body functions. Eat your protein first at meals, so that you fill up on that instead of sides. Protein fills you up faster,...

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Log your food

As I approach 100 pounds lost, I can say that being consistent with logging my food and keeping up with Sparkpeople has been the biggest factor in my weight loss. I am most proud of my Sparkstreak for logging in. 337 days and counting! I haven't missed a day since starting. Even when I have eaten to...

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Eat Breakfast Daily

It sets you up for a successful day of eating. What you eat for breakfast has a powerful impact on how hungry you are for the entire day. My biggest weapon in fighting against evening eating is eating breakfast. Well, I see there is a minimum word count on secrets of success. I guess uncomplicated, ...

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