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

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A Cup of Water for Less Snacking

One of my biggest problems was snacking while watching my favorite shows. There was a point where I was buying certain snacks for certain shows or movies that I planned on watching during the week. This had to stop! Making this change was very difficult at first but I found ways to deal with that ur...

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Targeted Ketogenic Diet

I have had success with the ketogenic diet. There are different types of keto diets. The keto follows low carbs (20 net carbs or less per day.) Your fats are high and your body uses the fat for energy vs using carbohydrates for energy. I feel full, and have less cravings now. The first week you fee...

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My Best Secret

Here you go!... Just drinking as much water as I can safely pee, counting and eating healthy calories, avoiding sugar at all costs, no booze (except for medicinal purposes), no snitching, cheating, no lying to myself, overall...focusing on a healthy lifestyle.

As for exercising, I get out and...

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Know your metabolism

There are many people who are blessed with a decent Metabolism and many are not. I am in the later group and I would think so are many on this website. Once you are on a weight loss quest you find out what really your rate is which for people for low rates is lower than the normal BMR calculators on...

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The answer for me

I've had a few years with heart problems so when a cardiologist suggested my heart needed less fat to deal with I made up my mind. It was suggested that you eat 10% less at etch meal. It has worked and I am looking at sugar laced food differently and not in a good way.
I used to eat out a lot an...

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Focus on Today

My Mantra has become "Just for today"
Just for today, I am very committed to getting through a successful diet plan. Just for today, I will make sure to exercise. Just for today I will skip the wine.
Tomorrow I will focus on just tomorrow. If I fail today it is just one day lost and I will t...

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My Not So Secret Secrets 😜

1). You need to work on your head first.

If you want your weightloss journey to be a success, you need to understand why you allowed yourself to become overweight. You need to love yourself first because weightloss is not the answer...it's the reward that comes once you learn to love yours...

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only one way to fail

I have figured out two things which have had the most impact on my weight loss journey. No, I guess it's really three things. :)
The first is to start by finding encouraging people, they are a lifeline. Just getting on a webpage and seeing someone who has done what you need to do says, I can...

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MY DECISION TO BETTER HEALTH

Back in October of 2016, I asked my doctor if he could prescribe me a pill to help me lose weight. He prescribed for me Phentermine! And let me tell you, it's working! Since October of 2016, I have lost a total of 26 pounds! I NEED THIS START to help me reach my goal! The things that I was doing, di...

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Smaller Plate, Smaller Portion

When I cook dinner, I never cook for just 4 people. I have a hungry, growing boy who likes to eat, sometimes two plates. I always cook more than what we need so that my husband can take leftovers for lunch the next day as well.

Portion control was always my hardest obstacle. I would fill ever...

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