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Weight Maintenance Secrets

The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you do not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?

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24- or 36-Hour Intermittent Fasting

I'm a fan of intermittent fasting or IT. I do at least 1 or 2 of the 36-hour fasts each week. This helps keep my weight steady and helps keep my blood sugar regulated. I'm not diabetic, but my blood sugar does tend to fluctuate unless I fast. I have no problem with IT and find I actually have more e...

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Watch the Snacking

Snacking is okay but there has to be a limit and choice. Plan your options, count the calories, etc. before you open your mouth. Emotional eating is the toughest to handle, so look for alternatives like carrot sticks and low fat dip. Pretzels instead of cake. Read the labels. Watch the amount of...

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One & A Half

This isn't the way for everyone but it works great for me. Everytime I feel hungry I drink water,never drank so much water in my life! I have one small meal a day,usually at lunch and a cup of soup for dinner. I don't drink anything but water,no coffee,no soda,no tea,no milk nothing but water. I lo...

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smaller weight loss goals

Making 5 pound goals
making small 5-6 pound goals
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Forgive and forget

I have fallen off the wagon and ate foods I knew I should not. I now stop torturing myself because of it. I start fresh the next day, back on track. Weight management is a life long process. If I don't endulge now and then, I am not living. My strategy is to enjoy life and feel great about me. ...

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Chewing Gum aids in Weightloss

Chewing Sugar Free gum can help reduce cravings for sweets. I chew gum whenever I find myself getting hungry or shall I say craving sugar. I find that chewing gives me a sense of eating without actually eating. Therefore, helping me to lower my calorie intake.
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Develop habits that you can live with for a lifetime.

Whatever may be the popular diet right now, AKA: FAD DIETS, are roads to failure.

Most of these diets (maybe all), tell you that you can eat only specific foods and/or "YOU CAN'T EAT THESE FOODS!" Its unsustainable for a lifetime and I'm here to tell you that if you can't continue your mea...

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Consistency is Key

As I have changed from weight loss into weight maintenance, I have learned that the one secret to success is consistency. I still need to keep track of my fitness and eating every day, and find that by reaching my daily goals in these areas most every day keeps me on track and keeps the weight from ...

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Stop Drinking Alcohol Completely

I started in Spark 6 years ago and lost weight but gained it back and lost weight and gained it back. My diet was great and I worked out hard, but I kept yoyoing up and down about 10lbs (230-240lbs). I became perplexed and got mildly depressed and stressed.

I got sick and tired of the same pa...

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The mindful work of learning to love.

In 1989 I lost 25 pounds and I have kept them off. How? By learning to love. When I started, I thought I just needed to go on a diet. I joined weight watchers and I had never exercised regularly. I walked, then I ran, then I completed 10 marathons in 10 years. I learned to love exercise. I was a...

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