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

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"Dear Diary"

One of the biggest mistakes we make in dieting is not being mindful of what we eat. A good way to track extra calories is to keep a food journal. Refer back to it when we are at a loss for why we aren't progressing. We can tweak what we eat by referring back and making the necessary changes.

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leave your coffee at home!

I've found if I drink my coffee at home in the morning instead of bringing it with me to the office, I have no problem getting my 8 cups of water. When I bring the travel mug with me, it lasts through the morning when I could be drinking water, instead! It's a strange transition, but I'm doing it!

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Good Food

Eating natural foods

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Don't deprive yourself of fun!

I used to pass up the offer to go to dinner and cocktails with my friends because I was "afraid" of the extra calories. I would always end up staying home and eating too much by myself in front of the tv. I've learned that I can still go out, enjoy myself and have a good time while eating healthy!

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Reward your results!!! (& NOT w/ food!)

I used to use food as a "reward"... which got me to my heaviest weight ever! Now, instead, I reward myself w/ something special just for me. Since I'm quickly shrinking out of my warddrobe, I've chosen to buy myself a new outfit for every 10 lbs. I lose. It makes me feel good & look better!

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small losses are big!!

think of small losses in terms of sticks of butter. one stick is 1/4 pound. where do you want that hanging? under your chin? arm? thigh? belly?
think of it this way and even 1/4 pound is a huge loss!! as it should be!!

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zig zag your calories

To get over the plateau and keep your metabolism reved up.
its good to do low calories for 5 days and then 2 days a week increase your calorie intake by like 500 and then decrease it on your other days, so never let your metabolism adjust! This is a secret athletes use all the time!

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Eat Protein, Watch Sugar

It is extremely important to get in that protein and watch your sugar intake. The protein keeps you satisfied longer.

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Whole Grains are Not Only Nutritious, They Are More Filling & Satisfying

Whole grains help you lose weight because they provide fiber and nutrients which help you feel full and meet more of your nutritional needs. I used to avoid brown rice, oatmeal, whole wheat , popcorn, barley, etc, but then found them helpful. Pair with legumes for a main dish or side with meat.

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