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Weight Loss Secrets

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

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There are no secrets

I dont believe there are any secrets to losing weight. I think it's making good food choices 99% of the time. Its being active every day even if its just walking. Its having mental toughness and the willpower to overcome food obstacles and cravings. I think it's not feeling as though you ruined ...

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Meal Time Strategies

I find by making a few simple changes during meal time it helps keep me on track.

#1 Use a smaller plate. Instead of using the larger dinner plates, I buy the smaller salad plates and put away those larger plates. When you eat a smaller portion on the smaller plate, it doesn't look like you...

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One Day at a Time

This old cliche of "one day at a time" is the best secret to anything you want to achieve in life, but particularly in my weight loss goals. I can do anything for 24 hours. The next day I commit to another 24 hours, and again, and again.

It's hard sometimes not to look ahead and think about...

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Protein Shakes are the secret to my success.

I am eating protein shakes: orgain protein plant based powder from costco. I am doing this under the care of a doctor. I have one for breakfast, one for a midmorning snack, one for lunch, one in the afternoon. Then I can have a healthy 400 calorie dinner, and usually have some calories left to hav...

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The great secret

The great secret is simple...almost deceptively so. It is this, listen to your body ...if you do not feel energized or good after you eat ask why. Not all foods are great for your body - and EVERYBODY's body responds differently - my body doesn't like grains and dairy and some specific vegetables --...

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Be Aware of the Food Industry Ploys

How much do you need/want to lose? My suggestion would be to track every calorie (eventually every carb, fat, and all fiber and this you can do on the SP nutrition tracker). Depending on what you need to lose, decide how many calories you want to eat. I lose well at 1200-1500. Add daily fitness and ...

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The secret is: No Secret!

There really is NO Secret! Quit thinking there is. That's why this weight loss game is a million or billion dollar business....we keep on buying books, magazines, gym classes, etc. see a dietitian might help the most.

Too many decades of tips, magazine articles, tv shows appearances by p...

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Track and Weigh Food

This is two secrets in one. First, TRACK EVERYING that goes in your mouth. SparkPeople has been the perfect way for me to stay accountable and track foods without the hassle of having to write all the nutrients down in a notebook. Being able to scan a product's barcode to import information has also...

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Find what works for YOU

There are a lot of different weight loss ideas out there, some of them crazy, some of them sound. What I found was that I never really got any traction until I turned myself into my own experiment. Wade through the noise, try things and find what works for you and stick with it.

what works f...

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The Not So Secret..Secret!


I was going to wait to post my weightloss "secret" until I reached my goal weight. But, then I thought...Why??..If someone reads this maybe it can help them along the way as well!

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