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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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Eat all the time!

I have been a spark member for 10 years and I am finally back at this. Over the last 10 years I have tried walking, gym memberships, cycling, and even a few "diets" none of them working because I would always justify eating out and large portions since I was exercising. This time in just 12 days I h...

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My Attack Plan

I have no "secret' plan, and to date, not too much success since I have been on the SparkPeople plan for only one month. What I do have is this:
--Commitment. I know that losing a significant amount of weight will take a long time, perhaps as long as a year. Or more. I am willing and stubborn ...

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Dieting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Here are some frequently made diet mistakes that sabotage our efforts.

Eating out: Portions are usually at least twice what a healthy portion should be. Ask for a take-out box right from the start and box up Ĺ the meal. Then itís not tempting to over-eat.

Food labels: Train yoursel...

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Bran is a big part of my plan

It isn't really a secret but getting enough fiber is critical to weight loss. I use bran cereal as a snack in place of ice cream that I used to eat at the same time in the evening. Not only am I getting far less fat and calories, but the bran fiber helps me shed pounds. The choice of milk is skim if...

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Stick to the plan

Stick to the plan - no cheating. It really does work that way. If for some reason you are not in the mood for what is on the menu --- substitute it. You will be surprised what you can have and still stick to the plan. It is fun, for me at least, to see how many choices there are. Amazing what ca...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Eat a planned snack within 30 minutes of a workout

I teach an average of 8 hours worth of fitness classes at a local gym and still struggle with an excess of body fat. My morning bodyfat measuring bathroom scale typically tells me I'm about 45% bodyfat. I know that this is not the most accurate way to measure bodyfat, but I use is as a guideline to ...

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The Big Picture is Overwhelming, Break it Down into Smaller Goals

Thinking about the fact that I have over 40 pounds to lose is intimidating and seems (at times) like an impossible goal. If I spend too much time thinking about it, I get frustrated and overwhelmed and often just want to throw in the towel.

So I focus on the smaller picture. Sure, it's al...

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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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Journal, Journal, Journal

Write down DAILY what you eat, the water you drink (and anything else you drink), exercise, how long and quality of sleep, how you feel. I also put my To Do list in my journal and draw a circle next to each item. I fill half the circle in if I started it, then fill it all in if it's finished. For...

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