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Weight Maintenance Secrets

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

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How To Drink Water

I drink my water as the first and the last drink of my day. I also drink it with every meal to get my 8 or more glasses in per day! emoticon

- Submitted by SUNSET09 6/6/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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Calorie Buster

Watching those calories? Here's a crowd pleaser! and no prep needed!
Shoprite (and I'm sure other supermarkets) carries a 40 calorie (no added sugar) fudge-pop. Great for those snack attacks (or planned). My freezer is well stocked with them.
Enjoy!! emoticon

- Submitted by -SHOREIDO- 5/19/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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The secrets out

Dedication, Determination, Discipline emoticon

- Submitted by DUMPGIRL 5/1/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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questions

with every bite I take, I ask am I full yet ??? emoticon

- Submitted by SPARKSPEAKS 4/3/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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My palate cleansing secret>

I eat one oraganic lemon a day as a palate cleanser before I brush my teeth I find that if i bite the wedges it tends to stave of any hunger pangs thru the nite and i don't get up....thats it! Good Luck! emoticon

- Submitted by SHYRAYL 3/18/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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Don't get lax - weigh yourself each week

My weight had stayed stable for over a year, and I did start to get lax. Eating a bit more on a regular basis, and not weighing myself regularly. In fact I started to feel reluctant about weighing myself (touch of the ostrich, this is a real red light!) Result, I put on 3 kilos. Not so much you say, but it just wouldn't have happened if I'd kept up with the weigh ins and acted. Don't make the same mistake as me.

- Submitted by BRONWATER 2/22/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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Get Rid of Your Old Clothes

The best thing I did for maintenance was to get rid of all my old clothes. I did wear them loose for a while but then when I started buying new clothes I got rid of them and never looked back. I had lost weight before and kept the old clothes and ended up having to wear them again. I think not wanting to spend the money buying big clothes is a great motivator. emoticon

- Submitted by MEMEQ2 1/8/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 2 Comments

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Resisting Temptation at the Office

There is always food being brought in to the office and in Dec. it is even worse. I have found I can resist the temptation by having a constant reminder why I am passing by those cookies or chocolate. I have a snorkling trip planned for Mar. '13 and I also know if I start eating alot of unhealthy food it will effect my gall bladder. It is just a matter of remembering that when I am tempted. I do allow myself a treat once in a while but then it is strictly limited only 2 pieces no exceptions!

- Submitted by MEMEQ2 12/12/2012 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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5 rules

1. Weekly Friday weigh in. 5lbs up means I go into cut back mode
2. Exercise moderately
3. Monday to Friday: I watch what I eat pretty carefully, and allow myself one samll treat per day. Weekends I relax and eat what I want (within reason!), have a few glasses of wine
4. A key piece of clothing - a pair of well fitting jeans - if they start feeling tighter, action is required!
5. Drinks: I only drink water, green tea and a coffee in the mornings. Well, not counting the wine that is!

- Submitted by BRONWATER 11/23/2012 in Weight Maintenance | 4 Comments

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Start with zero calories

I start my day with coffee made with the zero calorie sweetener "Stevia in the Raw." Every little bit of calorie savings helps. emoticon

- Submitted by QUILTINGBUDDY 11/4/2012 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment
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