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

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Can't eat just one!

Chips! Measure out a serving in a bowl or plastic baggie. I never eat straight out of the bag anymore and Do Not go back for refills. :)

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The power of...gum

When I get in a snacky mood, I reach for gum. I like Trident's orange flavor best. It doesn't taste artificially sweet, curbs my craving, and gives me something to do w/my mouth besides eating!

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STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL!!!!!

I am a testament that cutting alcohol does accelerate your weight loss. For years I would hit a weight loss plateau and get discouraged. I finally realized that drinking glasses of wine on the weekends was the culprit. This year I cut out all drinking and the results are amazing. No more plateaus...

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Weigh Less Measure More...

I've found that getting on the scale too often can be a real DEmotivator! I started taking measurements every week instead. Since I'm doing a lot of strength training, I notice the loss much more in my measurements. I still get on the scale, just not as often.

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2 Weeks ~ 2 Pounds

I starting weighing myself every two weeks instead of every week with a goal of losing two pounds. In just one week the scale messed with my mind too much. Two weeks is real weight loss. Plus I only splurge every other weekend this way.

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Everything in moderation?

Although in general 'everything in moderation' may seem to be sound advice, for some (like me) certain foods must be off limits completely since I can not yet control how much of it I eat. Let's face it, Frito-Lay was right in that old TV commercial, you can't eat just one.

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Planning ahead

If you shop and plan your meals ahead for the next week it takes away excess stress and guess work. You also stay within a budget eaiser this way.

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Be honest with yourself

If you bite it, write it!

When tracking your food, be honest with yourself. Don't "tweak" the amount you ate to make it fit into your calorie range -- you will only hurt yourself. If you don't want others to know what you ate, you can always set it so no one can see your food tracker.

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Be honest with yourself

If you bite it, write it!

When tracking your food, be honest with yourself. Don't "tweak" the amount you ate to make it fit into your calorie range -- you will only hurt yourself. If you don't want others to know what you ate, you can always set it so no one can see your food tracker.

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Be honest with yourself

If you bite it, write it!

When tracking your food, be honest with yourself. Don't "tweak" the amount you ate to make it fit into your calorie range -- you will only hurt yourself. If you don't want others to know what you ate, you can always set it so no one can see your food tracker.

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