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Weight Loss Secrets

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

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Scale

I have the perfect way to know exactly how many ounces are in the food I eat, ....., wait for it, I Weigh IT! I stopped eyeballing my food, the looks the food give me are deceiving. I stopped guessing, and now I am 38 pounds lighter in matter of 3 months. emoticon

- Submitted by SGAR36 1/30/2015 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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zig zag your calories

To get over the plateau and keep your metabolism reved up.
its good to do low calories for 5 days and then 2 days a week increase your calorie intake by like 500 and then decrease it on your other days, so never let your metabolism adjust! This is a secret athletes use all the time!

- Submitted by DBANNIST 4/21/2010 in Weight Loss | 42 Comments

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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.

- Submitted by SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 90 Comments

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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.

- Submitted by JULIELANFORD 3/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 137 Comments

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Paper Clip Chain

I keep a chain of paper clips next to my computer monitor at work. Each paper clip represents one pound lost. They are always front and center to help keep me motivated. I remember to say "No thank you" to the office doughnuts.

- Submitted by THENORA 3/25/2010 in Weight Loss | 48 Comments

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gum

I eat small meals and gum between meals.

- Submitted by AMY1981GA 2/21/2015 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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Don't give up in the middle of the day

Sometimes if I slip up by eating something I'm not supposed to (like cookies or candies), I throw away the rest of the day and think 'I'll just start again tomorrow' and end up overeating. Instead of this, look at the rest of the day as a new day,

- Submitted by WALKITOFF12 1/10/2015 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

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Finally losing the weight

Tracking everything I put in my mouth and reading labels. I don't know how many times I've picked up a candy bar, read the label and decided it just wasn't worth it. I do know if I truly want that candy bar, I have to make adjustments to what I eat for the rest of the day. It's nice to know nothing is off limits.

- Submitted by PJS74108 8/6/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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Don't worry, be happy!

Stress (mental &/or physical) does interfere with weight & health goals.
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Think positive! Wake up each morning and find something to be grateful for.
Don't wait to see results! Another year will pass no matter how much attention is paid to the hours, inches, days. No need to obsess over calories, fat, and excercise... just inch a little closer to those goal(s) more often than not.

Recognize those small successes! Drown out the inner critic with your cheer squad once in awhile!

- Submitted by USERNAME530 6/15/2014 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

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Feeling Hungry??

When I get the urge to grab something to snack on, I remember a saying I learned through Positive Changes: "Appetite (craving) is of the mind; hunger is of the body." In other words, if my stomach isn't growling or empty, then my urges stem for a mental or emotional desire. That has been very helpful for me.

- Submitted by WKYWMN 7/16/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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