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

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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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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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20 Pounds in 2 Weeks

In my first two weeks I've stuck to my prior success in losing weight. What I've done that has been successful:

(1) Eat about 1500 cal/day
Going below 1200 calories can slow down my metabolism and too many calories (depending on your BMR) can cause me to plateau or gain weight. My secret w...

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Eat All Day

I have found that skipping meals leads to no success, even weight gain. I eat 3 meals and 3 snacks each day and try to keep calorie intake around 1200 while losing.

My typical breakfast is a multi-grain eggo with 1 Tbsp. cream cheese and 1/2 cup watermelon, diced. Mid-morning, I choose from...

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Make No Excuses

I was successful in active weight loss too long ago, but am trying to grab that success formula back and the number ONE thing I know made a difference was a "Make No Excuses/No Whining" attitude.

What does that mean? It means 'no enabling' of yourself and of or from others. Don't post "I slip...

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The Monthy Weigh-In



That scale just sitting in the bathroom and calling your name can be a very tempting thing. It makes you want to do a daily weigh-in to track your weight loss. The thing is, weights tend to fluctuate da...

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6 Characteristics of Effective Goal Setting

6 Characteristics of Effective Goal Setting
Plot Your Strategy for Weight-Loss Success

By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert

Once you've created your vision statement for weight-loss...

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learning to get back on after a relapse.

I have learned that "practice" getting back on track after a bad choice makes it easier and faster each time...until eventually it is the normal thing...thus a lifestyle!

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Figure out what you are hungry for - it might not be food

Hunger isn't necessarily for food!

When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep.
When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids.
When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support.
When I am feeling lonely, I'm hungry for people.

Don't eat food when you need friends, or fluids, or sleep!!!...

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Every loss matters!!!

1/4 a pound loss after working hard all week does not sound like a lot. BUT take a stick of butter and put it under your chin. WOW! a quater of a pound makes a big difference. Celebrate every loss not matter how big OR small!

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