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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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You Got to Change your Habits

When you get back and you reach your right weight to where you want to be.. I am saying I have seen a lot of others come back cause one thing is when you loose the weight you need to get a maintenance plan and keep to it.. Just because it is not just your weight.. You slip right back into bad habits...

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Accountability and Tracking

I have been Tracking my Food and Exercise since joining Spark People 12/2009. I lost quite a bit of weight in the beginning but gained most of it back when I moved back to NC to care for elder mother.. Working 10# hours and caring for mom took a toll on me. I finally had that aha moment, 11/2012...

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Don't Try so Hard

Well lets see .... I got to the point of where I want to be and now what... Do I have to stay on the diet roller coaster or do I have to keep in the race..? Do I need a plan or wing it..? Can I just live life and go on..? What and which way is good for you.. Well I did make it to the point of where ...

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Suggestions for Weight Maintenance After Weight Loss

Congratulations! You’ve reached your goal with hard work. NOW what? Maintenance. Hard work which requires effort and commitment. It is NOT about diet, it’s about adopting and maintaining a healthy life style. So, how do we do that?

EAT SENSIBLY if severely restricting calories, you me...

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Maintaining Weight During Pregnancy

So maybe you’ve been taking the expectant mom maxim “eating for two” just a little too literally (in other words, you’ve been taking everything you normally eat, and doubling it). Maybe the queasies have had you seeking comfort in carbs: bagels by the bagful…crackers by the crateful…pasta by the pil...

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Think Long Term Commitment

It is a long Term Maintenance and a commitment when loosing weight.. After carrying all the baggage around for a good while.. and old Habits Creep up and before you know it .. Your back to the same old same old... You really need to commit yourself to a better life style and way of eating... I know ...

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Eat, Love, Pray & Share the Love

I make a concerted effort to share my meals with as many people that will partake of the meal. For me this really helps with portion control, as there is a specific amount for each person. I mean its an easy thought process. If you roast a chicken and it's just you and your husband, that literally s...

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Maintaining Your Waistline

You've probably heard that 95 percent of all diets fail. In other words, almost everyone who loses weight eventually regains it. This isn't true, but it's easy to understand why so many of us believe it.

The problem isn't really with diets. It's with a lack of guidance after your diet. Chri...

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A WEIGHTless Journey



Its been a long journey... My Husband, Michael has been by my side throughout the journey...

I started My Weight Loss Journey in September of 2008... My weight was over 225 lbs... After seeing p...

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Why Low-Carb Diets May Be Ideal for Most People, Including Athletes

Why Low-Carb Diets May Be Ideal for Most People, Including Athletes


Jeff Volek, Ph.D., and registered dietitian and professor in the Human Science Department at Ohio State University, has done enormous work in the field of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, investigating how it affects hum...

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