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

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MY DECISION TO BETTER HEALTH

Back in October of 2016, I asked my doctor if he could prescribe me a pill to help me lose weight. He prescribed for me Phentermine! And let me tell you, it's working! Since October of 2016, I have lost a total of 26 pounds! I NEED THIS START to help me reach my goal! The things that I was doing, di...

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Smaller Plate, Smaller Portion

When I cook dinner, I never cook for just 4 people. I have a hungry, growing boy who likes to eat, sometimes two plates. I always cook more than what we need so that my husband can take leftovers for lunch the next day as well.

Portion control was always my hardest obstacle. I would fill ever...

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Never deny yourself.

Never deny yourself what you crave, no matter what it is. Even if it is something that you are not suppose to have, like chocolate, carbs, chips, pizza or sweets. Go ahead and have what you want but only eat a little. I do this by going into the kitchen and getting myself a 1/2 serving of said food ...

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Counting Those Calories

The best thing for me so far is counting calories. I really have never done this before and here at spark people I find it very helpful. It is the first thing I do every morning before I eat breakfast, or any meal.

The daily nutritional tracker keeps me on my goal for losing wei...

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Intermediate Fasting '4 of 24' for Weight Loss and Health Improvement

Today it is one month since I begun my weight loss journey. After years, this one seems to be a success. I applied on myself intermediate fasting means a 'mild fasting', it also means that I eat in certain chosen 4 hours of the day preferably. Of course, I keep the kcal range, or I would stay under...

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Marilyn's Journey to Health

Remember that this is a lifestyle and not a "diet" meaning no end. Never give up on yourself as you are so worth it! It is important to do things for yourself first in order to be there for your family. Teaching them good healthy habits will keep the circle going in the family. For me, I find eating...

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The reason I need for a trainer.

For some of us the need to get more protein is a huge issue for the success of our weight loss. Protein keeps us full longer, therefore allowing us to snack less. It can be the clue to get us losing weight that we want. It can help make the trips to the gym more useful.

After months of goi...

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Avoid the binge

As a teacher, I find that the hardest time of the day is just after school. In the afternoon, around four or five o'clock, I always feel that I deserve some sort of reward for making it through a strenuous day, and I often turn to food.
Sometimes I can avoid the binge by simply brushing my teeth ...

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Chocolate daily fix

After my evening meal every day, I have a small square of 86% Ghirardelli chocolate and let it slowing melt in my mouth. It signals me that I am done eating for the day and also a small (big) reward for taking care of myself and following my spark nutrition and exercise goals. I also know this is ...

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Itís all in the Numbers


I have lost quite a bit of weight over the last seven months, most of which, Iím g...

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