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

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Add an herbal tea bag to your water bottle for a hint of flavor

In order to make my 8+ glasses of water per day more pleasant to power through, I add a bag of herbal tea to my 20+ oz. Sigg bottle, which gives it just a hint of flavor with no calories. Lemon zinger and peppermint are two of my favorites. It definitely makes me drink more water throughout the day

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Put your fork down between bites and chew your food

If you put your fork down between bites and chew your food at least 10 times, this can help you eat slower.

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Sodium & weight loss

Keep track of your sodium it will help you to lose weight
when having to much you will retain water which will cause you to weigh more

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Get Your Sleep

If you do not get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night, you might be craving carbs all the next day. Get your sleep and let your body help you.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

WELL NO REAL BIG SECRET!NO WEIGHT LOSS IN THE WORLD WILL WORK IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR MIND SET TO DO IT! EXERCISE AND NOT WATCHING WHAT YOUEAT WILL NOT WORK.SAME TEUE FOR THE OPPISITE.WATCHING WHAT YOU EAT & NO EXERCISE WILLNOT WORK.IF YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR MIND YOU WIL DIFFINATLEY DO IT.

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Evening Snacking Hurting Your Progress?

Consider changing the beginning of your day from morning to 5pm. Track your food from 5pm to 4:59 pm. Many people find it easier to adjust breakfast and lunch, if needed due to the evening before, than to cut down dinner & evening snacks.

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What to eat and not to eat, some myth busters

Read 15 Simple Truths about Food: SparkPeople SlideShow on your startpage, it will make your vail fall off many times and answers a lot of questions.

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Hungry and can;t sleep?

I find oatmeal before I go to bed fills me up and allows me to fall asleep.
It is filling and low cal.

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Imagination

Buying clothes that are not in my current size but my goal size. The cutest little outfit will inspire you to stay on track. Shopping for my perfect size is my sure way of being motivated and its the most exciting thing when you slip into that lil outfit and look super hot!

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Handy Switcheroo makes dieting easier (Woman's World)

Regularly picking up your utensils with the hand you don't usually use not only slows down your eating, it also improves your willpower and weight loss, according to a new FSU study. The reason: Practicing this small act of self-control helps strengthen your resolve.

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