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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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I do not set unrealistic goals. I set my goals for losing 1-3 lbs a week. I used to set goals like losing 10 lbs in a month, and all I got was frustrated and upset. With the smaller goals I see success, and I am not disappointed with myself anymore. I find that my clothes fit better, and graduall...

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Invite someone to dinner

Know the calories in your meal. I use a meal service that delivers the ingredients for 3 meals a week. The recipe tells me how many calories there are in each portion of the food I cook. Nowadays most recipes on-line, in new cookbooks, or in magazines have the calorie count for each serving. When I ...

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Ways to lose weight in the springtime

Spring seems like the best thing ever all the showers and flowers and it actually is, because the season actually magically makes you lose weight. You can't argue with these facts, actual proof that spring is all the things:

1. Beautiful weather makes you want to be more active.

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Better Choice and Little changes make the numbers go down..

The fact of loosing weight is always good time to lose weight... Shedding even 5 to 10 pounds can take enormous pressure off your heart and do wonders for your self esteem.. well being and helps you to have a longer and active life.. . If you put some pounds back on along the way.. don't despair gi...

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Keep on logging what you eat



I have found that for me personally it is an absolute essential that I log all the food I have eaten. It doesn't matter how I do it,I have used a book, diary, spark people, diet power and my fitness ...

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Put It Down

The only time I have ever been successful in losing weight is by tracking everything that I put into my mouth. The minute that I kid myself that I'll remember or that I try to keep count in my head is when I start to lose the war on weight loss. Keeping a journal and putting everything down is the g...

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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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Cut your Calories in half

A few years ago, I lost 40 pounds with Spark. I did it by using the food tracker and the fitness tracker. I made sure that I logged into Spark People as often as I could. I met a lot of Spark Friends who cheered me on and motivated me to keep losing. I was eating healthier than I ever did. Soon...

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Drinking Water Benefits

Increasing my water intake has been key to helping me lose weight. The first week I went from drinking only coffee to water I lost 8 pounds. I also felt wide awake and was able to give up coffee.After I realized the acid in coffee and tea was upsetting my stomach.

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Planning for Success

One of my greatest weaknesses and downfalls when trying to lose weight is my failure to plan and/or track food intake. Not only do I not plan a day or two in advance, but I often do not plan my very next individual meal! In addition to failing to plan to eat healthy, I am actually setting myself up ...

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