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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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3 A DAY

1. LOG IT.
2. JOURNAL.
3. EXERCISE.

1. PRE-PACK BREAKFAST
2. PRE-PACK LUNCH
3. PRE-PACK SNACKS

A FAILURE TO PLAN, IS A PLAN TO FAIL.

1. GO BACK TO BASICS.
2. NO RECIPES IF LIFE GETS TO COMPLICATED...SIMPLIFY.
3. PICK SIMPLE GO-TO FOODS.

1. RE-...

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Several Mini Goals

I set my goals on my Fit Bit to be staggered that way I get small accomplishments that add up to my total goal through out the day. I reach a step goal, then I reach a miles goal, then I reach a calorie v's burn goal, and hydration, and sleep. I love completing it.
Fit Bit and Spark real...

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Dieting, Don't Do It

Don't do it! Just eat healthy most of the time and watch portion size. If you feel you're on a diet, most likely you will start to feel deprived and that won't work out in the long run.

Prepare healthy foods in a way that pleases your tastebuds. I use Pinterest when I find interesting re...

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My biggest success

My biggest success now and in the past is making small CONSISTENT changes. You'll probably hear the phrase "baby steps" on Sparkpeople quite often. It's so true though.

For example, work on drinking water every day. Build up to 8 if you have to. Bring a water bottle with you everywhere you go...

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Log you food and never give up!!!!!

I did it I finally feel like it's time to write my story. I have been on spark people since 2010. The first time I lost 17 pounds and maybe kept it off for a couple of months. Once I lost the weight I quit working out and eating right. I went straight into my old ways and gained may 30 or 40 more po...

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you bite it you write it

I have issues with not eating enough. Food is not my enemy I have struggled with this issue since I started gaining weight. The more I gained the less I ate. Well a few years back I had lost 40 some pounds on here with no effort. doing gardening and taking kids to the pool which I swam more...

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Importance of tracking food

Keeping a food diary is the one tool that helps.
I don't tend to realize what and how much I eat
without it.

I used a food dairy with Weight Watchers and got
below my goal weight. My goal weight was 164 (the maximum weight of my ideal weight range).
With the food dairy I weighed ...

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Keto eliminated my cravings!

I eat around 100g of fat, 50g of protein, and try to keep my carbs under 20g (net after deducting fibre) daily. Even though my calorie count has stayed the same or is actually higher than when I restricted calories while eating low fat, I am finally losing the weight! I will never go back to low f...

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Do what you know you can keep doing for the rest of your life.

I always though the secret to losing weight was in avoiding some foods and focusing on others. I thought also that Nigerian foods would not ensure one would lose weight and must therefore, be avoided. I thought I would have to eat beans only or beans-based foods as well as salads....dry salads with ...

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Severe caloric restriction does not work long-term

This is the kind of mistake I had to make myself to prove the statement true. The calorie-in-calorie-out equation only worked up to a certain point, after which I reached a plateau and for 6 weeks was unable to lose any weight regardless of how little I ate. At 800-900 Cal/day, I felt miserable, co...

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