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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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Water Water Water

I used to have a hard time getting in my water intake. I found that having the right container is key to being successful.

I used to have bottles that I drank straight from the top, but would find it hard to use while driving because of needing two ...

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Trying Low Carb (again)

I don't know if it's a secret - but I've been doing the low carb style for the last 9 weeks or so and I've lost 42 pounds. There isn't a lot of variety in my diet as I don't enjoy 50% of the veggies I'm "allowed" to eat - but I'm making it work with different spices and I'm ok with eating the same ...

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Fully Engage the Site

I found that when you fully engage the site by building your profile, posting pictures (LOTS...I mean you get 1000 and truly a picture is power) and blogs that you are more likely to have long term success. It also helps to get involved in the community so that you can build your supportive foundati...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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watch those little tastes as you cook. They add up

Sometimes when we cook , we constantly taste and I know you have to sometimes but not every couple of min. Every time you take those little tastes, you are adding more calories. It might not seem like much but as you add them together, it could come out to more than you thought.

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Hot lemon Water

I was on a month long plateu until I started to drink a mug of boiled water with a slice of lemon in it. I don't know if it's the reason I lost 3lbs in a week, but it was the only change I made! Other than that, it's a good way to cleanse your digestive system and start the day.

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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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Use Your Noodle

Think before you eat. Is your food choice healthy? Does it move you toward your goal?

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Flavor water with juice

I drink plenty of water, but because it is so difficult to get that amount, I add a little bit of juice (usually orange juice) to flavor the tall glass. Tastes yummy and I never feel depleted or forced into having to drink that much water.

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