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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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Brush Your Teeth

Brush your teeth after dinner to keep from eating late night snacks.

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Strawberries

I tend to snack a lot. Most things that I like to snack on (chocolate) just cause me to want to snack more. However, if I keep unwashed, fresh strawberries on my desk, then I get a break from my routine when I wash the strawberry, and the one strawberry satisfies my craving with less than 10 cals!

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Calories Divided by 7

I know this site forces you to keep count of your daily calories. Instead of getting upset for going over or under wait till the end of the week and add all the days up then divide the number by 7 to get you weekly average you just might see that you were right on track.

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Go Back To Square One

If you're stuck in a rut, go back to the first week you started your lifestyle changes. I find that remembering what I did those first 7 days often gives me a boost of self confidence-- because you know it works, you know you can do it, you just need to remember how!

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Little Goals Are Just As Good!

I've learned that setting smaller goals for smaller weight loss in smaller periods of times makes me feel a lot better than one stretching over months. Let yourself see those little steps as they come and when they finally add up to the big one, that is your best reward!

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Water

I've found that making sure I consume enough water is an incredible help, as long as I keep hydrated I'm less likely to snack out of confusing thirst for hunger.

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SparkSummary Calendar

I use the SparkSummary Calendar to track my weight loss. It is located on the Start page on the left at the bottom. You can track calories burned by exercise, calories taken in from food, weight and Spark Points. I can easily see trendsthis way. It keeps me focused and encouraged.

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drinking water

the more water you drink the less you will eat.

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water

drink lots of water.helps tremendously with weight loss and beauty,health

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FIsh Oil

Did you know fish oil promotes fat-burning?
Another great thing those Omega 3's do for us!

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