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

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hate the scale

I have learned that the scale is not our friend.. it is so much better to measure yourself on a weekly bases and only weigh in once every two weeks or a month.

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Eat when you're hungry.

Assuming I am motivated (and that's a whole 'nother story), I have always found it fairly easy to lose weight. I eat when I'm hungry, which ends up meaning several small meals a day of only the healthiest food. Fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and a small amount of fresh nuts.

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Drink the water first

Dehydration can feel like hunger.

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More fruits and vegetables

Eat breakfast 1 hour upon awakening. I eat cereal or oatmeal with fruit and juice or poached eggs & toast, large salad for lunch raw vegetables, and a normal dinner. Fruit and string cheese for dessert or else just drink seltzer water with lemon or lime or herbal tea until bedtime.

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Plate Sectioning

The best trick I've learned so far is dividing my dinner plate - 1/4 lean meat, 1/4 starch, and 1/2 veggies or fruit. Not only does it aid in portion control, but it's so EASY and is something you can do in almost any & every eating environment.

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Excersize

I pick my two days that I dont workout at the beginning of the week. I stick to it, even on the days I'm tired, or didnt sleep, I still workout, on the days I dont do a workout, I play an outside game with my son and nephew, so I dont ever go a day without doing something.

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TRACKING WHAT I EAT DAILY

I TRACK MY MEALS EVERYDAY SO I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM .THIS WAY I AM NOT OVER MY CALORIE GOAL

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No food allowed after evening walk

My problem starting out on my weight loss was evening snacking. I started taking a walk every night after dinner, which helps me digest, and actually makes me feel satisfied so I'm not hungry the rest of the night. I made myself a rule: no more eating once I walk. Eat dinner, then walk, then done!

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Eat Breakfast Twice a Day

When I want to step up my weight loss for the week, I eat oatmeal for lunch two or three times during the week. I find it fills me up for the afternoon. I add a little sweetener and I find it really satisfies me - makes me feel like I have had a great lunch.

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