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

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Eating Real Food

When you cook real food and stay away from the prepackaged man made foods, you stay full and satisfied much longer and feel so much better and in the meantime you can watch the pounds fall off. Enjoy lots of grilled meats, chicken and vegetables using real butter for satisfaction. You will find your...

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Better Choice and Little changes make the numbers go down..

The fact of loosing weight is always good time to lose weight... Shedding even 5 to 10 pounds can take enormous pressure off your heart and do wonders for your self esteem.. well being and helps you to have a longer and active life.. . If you put some pounds back on along the way.. don't despair gi...

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my success secret

I do not set unrealistic goals. I set my goals for losing 1-3 lbs a week. I used to set goals like losing 10 lbs in a month, and all I got was frustrated and upset. With the smaller goals I see success, and I am not disappointed with myself anymore. I find that my clothes fit better, and graduall...

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NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Cheerios, Skim Milk, and Water

When times get really hard for me and I am struggling to stay on the program I get a serving of Cheerios and skim milk. It takes a few minutes to eat, satisfies a sweet tooth, and the protein in the milk helps to satisfy.

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Invite someone to dinner

Know the calories in your meal. I use a meal service that delivers the ingredients for 3 meals a week. The recipe tells me how many calories there are in each portion of the food I cook. Nowadays most recipes on-line, in new cookbooks, or in magazines have the calorie count for each serving. When I ...

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Ways to lose weight in the springtime

Spring seems like the best thing ever all the showers and flowers and it actually is, because the season actually magically makes you lose weight. You can't argue with these facts, actual proof that spring is all the things:

1. Beautiful weather makes you want to be more active.

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Try to keep your clothes current to your weight/size

Before I got into sparkpeople, I just wore XL or XXL clothes as a blanket "solution" to the problem. Now I always look for clothes that are a great fit, and not just bigger than what I really am. This has helped me at the very least maintain my weight loss, because of course if I gain too much weigh...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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