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

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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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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Diet Tricks That Really Work

Diet Tricks That Really Work

According to Live Science, these diet tricks will actually help you keep off the pounds:

diet tricksAvoid corn syrup

Science shows that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad news. One study showed that rats who drank HFCS-sweetened beverages gained ...

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Low carb whole foods and Intermittent Fasting

My true weight loss (80 pounds so far) did not occur until I added Intermittent Fasting to my diet. There are many types of IF but the one that works for me is the 5:2 Fast Diet:
1. Eat a normal amount of calories 5 days per week.
2. Eat 500 calories on the 2 non-consecutive days.

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Stop food addiction/ cravings

I stopped gaining weight by getting my food (sugar) addiction under control. I switched to a reduced (average 60 grams a day) carbohydrate, high protein (100-150 grams a day) diet. This stopped my blood sugar from spiking and crashing and broke my binge eating cycle. I noticed a major difference in ...

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My Top Tips and Tricks

Here are some quick and dirty tips that have helped me in my journey, followed by other things that I feel have helped me in my journey.

Switch Out. When I hit a plateau switch things up. Add more strength training, or use SparkPeople's meal plans. The meal plans are great because...

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Hydrate to lose

Drink lots of water to lose weight. I find it is the key to success.

I use to snack all day long and found some information online regarding hydration and weight loss that made me try this secret.
I try not to snack at all, I drink water. Super cold, lots of ice, in a nice fun glass ...

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50 non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss

50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss
Healthy Ways to Celebrate Success!

By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer

Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that d...

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Having a Positive Attitude & Mental Strength

I've lost 50 lbs once, gained it back plus more, and then lost 75 lbs from January 2011-May 2011 and have been slightly losing since then. I have had the struggles that everyone experiences and the only way to have success is to have a positive attitude in combination with the mental strength to mak...

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coffee and tea

tea 2 go has amazing unsweetened teas, unsweet mango black and unsweet peach teas are great examples. plus if you ever stop at starbucks or your local coffee company most coffee companies have sugar free syrups why not enjoy your favorite beverages such as latte's, frappuccino's, iced coffees, espre...

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