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

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Log everything I eat

If you have read my blogs, you'll see where I give a lot of credit for my success to keeping a small notebook with me and writing down everything I eat. For the most part, I don't sweat entering calories, carbs, etc., because that's not my eating plan.

The main reasons for logging my intak...

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Consistency is the key

I have had no luck with tracking calories but what does work for me is when I am consistent with both my exercise and my nutrition. IF I log in to Spark People in the morning and see whats happening and how people are challenged it usually motivates me to get going. IF I can't do a long walk or ru...

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Self discipline and loyalty

I have yet to reach my original goal, but I have never been so close. I'm writing this with only 5 lbs to go.

Here at the end of the race against time, (end of September is my goal due date) I've learned so much and my life has ultimately changed as far as self confidence and self esteem! I C...

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Clean, Raw, Whole is the way to Go!

Most of the categories match up with this secret. But it's easy. Go clean and go Raw and go Whole.
Over the summer I watched a documentary called "Forks over Knives". It helped change my life. I highly recommend it, as well as the book "The China Study". Everything made sense. So I quit dieting ...

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No grains, no dairy, no legumes at home to lose the pounds

I follow a pseudo paleo diet at home (no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no processed foods no added sugar except for a bit of milk chocolate before bed) when I want to lose weight. Snacks tend to be a small handful of nuts, and both fresh & dried fruits. It's mostly meat, vegetables, fruit, and nuts....

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1 Daily Teaspoon Of This Spice Could Help You Lose 3 Times As Much Body FatBy CAROLINE PRADERIO in Prevention Magazine

1 Daily Teaspoon Of This Spice Could Help You Lose 3 Times As Much Body Fat
By CAROLINE PRADERIO MARCH 23, 2015
Cumin Boosts Weight Loss

Trying to kick a weight loss plateau? Unhand the celery and head for the spice cabinet: New research shows that cumin powder can help jumpstart weight...

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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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Combining food is the perfect way of loosing weight!

Did you know that you can lose weight by just combining the right foods at one meal.

This doesn't mean you have to eat less or more, only if you want to. But you will still lose weight considerably.

If you eat the food in the right combination your digestive system will work better, y...

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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 peop...

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The Secret of My Success...

Having lost well over a hundred pounds and kept it off for over 4 years, I think I might have figured out a little of what works for me. I used to be of a mind that once I slipped, that was it. I have since learned that the best way to be successful with weight loss is to learn to forgive yourself...

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