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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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Rome wasn't built in a day and Where is the love?

So it's all about patience. I realize how difficult patience can be when we want something so much. We can use patience with others but often fail to avail it to ourselves. Losing weight is not a race to see how fast we can get to some magic number in our heads. Yes, it's very motivating to see a ne...

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Secrets to Success

I'm like most of you, we know what to do... eat less, mostly plants and lean meats and exercise... but it's hard to stay focused. This is what I'm working on re: tips to help me along.
- Do this for me, for my health, to have a better life
- Learn to love myself, throughout the journey, not j...

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Move more/ eat less/ drink fewer calories/ run with friends

I run 3-4 miles Tuesday Thursday Saturday and longer on Sundays

I have been running half marathons for three years now but started wit a couch to 5k program in 2010. I ran my first half marathon in 2014 using a training program my husband found online. It wa tough running by myself but very t...

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All you need to get started is a calorie deficit

So I've been struggling with weight for a long time and trying different types of diets and all that. Recently I had been following a body builder on youtube and he posted a video that brought it all into perspective for me. The video is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THPHEO_DTug

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Track and portion!

I have been up and down so many times in weight, and it always feels like such a struggle to keep it going. Weight Watchers taught me a lot about portion control, but the "game" of keeping within points also led me to eat a lot of artificial stuff -- fake fat free or artificially sweetened junk that...

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key to getting The wait off and keeping it off

Diets do not work, but Lifestyle changes do. Lose the weight slow and steadily, Instead of all at once.
Keep reminding yourself; The weight Did not get there overnight & it's not going to disappear overnight either.
By doing this you're training your brain to think differently about foods...

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Paleo/Zone and Working Out

I have lost a total of 15 pounds since beginning my Paleo lifestyle journey. My allergies are under control and I have more energy. In the past, I followed Barry Sears Zone, with great success. Now that I'm in my 60's, I have combined the two life-style approaches - which isn't as difficult as it so...

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Eat, Drink, Move!

Eat more real food! Fresh, organic fruits and veggies. Farm-raised, antibiotic -free meats and poultry. Wild-caught fish and seafood. Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, low-carb are all available for those on special diets. Learn to read labels. Fall in love with your kitchen again and g...

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My Secret- WILLPOWER

It's kinda like Mind Over Matter!
I am using my WILLPOWER to overcome the obstacles I try to put in my own way. Most are of my own choosing.
Willpower over food choices.
I am a person with a food addiction so believe me when I tell you I have to look for my self motivation and willpower l...

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