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I bought a package of gel clings shaped like leaves. I put 20 leaves on the left hand side of the refrigerator. Every time I lost a pound, or "leaf," I would move it to the right side of the frig. Then my husband and I did a little dance. Like the pebbles in a jar suggestion, it reminds me how far I have come, and keeps me focused on meeting my goal.Having it in my face on the frig helped too. (I am the kind of person who needs to weigh myself daily to keep from getting out of control.)
I struggled with constant hunger - I mean I felt like I was STARVING all the time. I started taking Konjac Root (Nutrigold) 2x/day (first thing in the morning, and early afternoon) along with Garcinia Cambogia (heard about it on Dr. Oz - not proven to work though) and it has REALLY helped. I also cut way back on gluten, artificial sweeteners and any added sugar, which probably also helped make cravings subside. I lost 50 lbs. in 7 months and feel fantastic.
my secret is that help me see the pounds come finally come off is . a change in my exercise routine, instead of me doing 30 min walk away the pounds every day. I do now is the 10 minute trainer 6day a week.. I also drink 16 ounces of water before meals and 1 cup of green tea 30 minutes to an hour after each meal .I also stay with in my calorie intake.
I am currently involved in my first Spark Challenge and have participated every day this month. It is encouraging to know how many other people are doing it as well which motivates me to want to do it. I really look forward to it everyday! :)
I am a sugar addict & eliminated all artificial sweeteners and sugar all together & not longer crave sugar. I still find myself occasionally wanting a taste of chocolate. Problem is just a little sugar will start a chain reaction of wanting more one hour later. At the end of day if I have more room in my calorie bank I will allow myself little chocolate when I am tired right before bed. As long as I get to sleep within the next hour I am unaffected the next day. My sugar cheat.
90 % of the commercials on TV are for Fast food and usually on the evening hours when I should not eat, so I see it coming I close my eyes and don't watched .This helped me Try it may work for you too .
I buy fruit, granola bars, almonds,etc. on the weekend and place loose foods into serving seize zip lock bags. That way during the busy work week, I can grab them and place into a lunch cooler for throughout the day. I drive a lot for work and fast food is often a temptation. With snacks on hand, I only grab a low cal choice sandwich or wrap and add my fruit, etc for a side instead of fries! It helps a lot and I enjoy the fresh food :-)