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

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journal

Journaling can help you to know where you are and where you are coming from. It helps you to see what you may have done to affect your program and how to correct yourself to get back on track. Journaling is a great way to express yourself, review your actions, and motivate yourself on your journey.

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Plan your water.

Drink 12 oz of water while you're getting ready for work, drink 12 oz on your drive to work = 24oz before the work day even starts. 12 oz before 10am, other 12 oz before lunch = 48 oz before midday. It's always hard to get started but then it becomes a habit and you don't feel a slave to water.

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Motivation for Exercise

I'm motivated to exercise and lose weight because one of my best friends, and my mom, are both very active. My friend is exactly my size only she works out more, and you can tell!!

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Focus on Your Meal

Make your meal count. Don't watch TV, read, or use the computer while your eating. When I eat at my desk at work while using the computer, I reach for more food and it's gone! I don't even remember eating it. Focus on the meal. Taste the food. You'll eat less and enjoy it more!

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Sip Herbal Tea

Oprah said once on her show that she doesn't eat past a certain time of day and instead has a cup of herbal tea before retiring to bed. This is not only a good way to curb your appetite before bed, but helps you sleep soundly too!

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Burn extra calories every chance you get

I do the usual things to burn more calories...use stairs when possible, park further away, etc. But, some others I do are march in place while I dry my hair, when we have down time in the lab I walk a big circle around the lab until more work is ready, when I check the mail I walk the long way aroun...

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Drink At Least 3 Cups of Green Tea (Hot or Cold) To Help Lose Belly Fat

Catechins the antioxidants found in high amounts in green tea have been shown to be helpful in promoting weight loss, specifically belly fat. Decaf green tea is OK if caffeine is a problem. However, some decaffeination processes can lower the antioxidant content so add an extra cup or two per day.

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Excerising and being careful eating does work!!!

I was heavy most of life. Until last year, my weight did not move. Now I exercise and eat the right foods. I feel much better, too. Now you know that it can be done.

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Giving myself a free day

I select one day each week to have as a free day. I vary my calorie intake through the week to allow myself extra calories for that special day. I just figure my total calorie allotment for the entire week and stay within that number. It allows me to not feel deprived of the foods I love.

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In vs. Out

Know what you put in your mouth. Count your calories using the tracker, your phone, whatever. It's important even if you think you blew it--there is no 'wagon' to fall off of, just a step-by-step journey. Then the part I didn't ever know was . know your burn. YOURS.

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