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

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The Importance of Water

One thing that I have noticed that helps me out is to drink about 8 ounces (half of a bottle) of water before I begin a meal. The water seems to help me feel less hungry, and therefore I don't seem to overeat as much.

Another thing I do is to flavor water with things like lemon or lime juice...

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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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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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How to Raise Metabolism

From e.med.expert Three factors impact your energy expenditure: 1. Basal metabolic rate - calories body needs to maintain body functions while at rest. 2. Thermic effect - calories required to digest, absorb, transport, and store food. 3. Physical activity -calories expended during daily activity, l...

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Blog and log

Make sure and blog your thoughts and log your food every day. When I do that I always lose. Stop doing those things and I gain.

It is difficult to share your thoughts with strangers sometimes. If that is the case make your page private or use a private journal off the internet. Entering som...

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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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Don't underestimate PCOS

I've known I've had PCOS for over 20 years. But only this past three months have I been prescribed metformin for it. It's kind of like an upgrade from chromium picolinate (600mg or more). I was worried what I was doing to myself taking chromium nearly daily for 20 years (although it seems to have...

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Tighten Up the Waistband

Well, this probably isn't a secret to the general public but it was to my guests at the Thanksgiving table yesterday. Instead of my usual stretch pants with elastic waistband that I normally wear, I took out a slightly uncomfortable pair of slacks that had a real waistband with zipper and buttons.<...

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Track Every Day!

By tracking every day, even ones that aren't optimal, I managed to lose 62 pounds on SparkPeople and keep it off!! The key is absolute honesty, not lying to yourself about what you ate and how much you exercised.

While traveling abroad in Ireland and Greece, it was more of a challenge on an ...

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