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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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Support

It is always good to have some type of accountability partner. Rather if it is just to call someone and tell them what you have done positive in your healthy lifestyle choice or someone who can be accountable to you as well!

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No calorie lemonade

Add lemon juice and Truvia to water.

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How much did I eat anyway?

once every few weeks actually measure your food for a couple of days just to make sure you don't lose your perspective on what a portion really looks like!

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never finished

Don't let yourself slip into thinking you're 'done' once you've reached your goal weight. This event lasts the rest of your life! But that's ok...you can do it. You've got this!

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Use QuickLinks: Think quantity

Review nutrition tracker and sparkpeople articles that describe "portion" size

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Keeping the weight down

I reached my first goal of 145 last summer. I have managed to maintain within 4-5 pounds since then. My secret is: I step on the scale every morning to make sure I am not letting the weight slip up on me. If it looks like I'm gaining, I can refocus on my food and exercise.

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Water Consumption

When obtaining Spark Points, I automatically select the 'drink eight glasses of water' before actually doing so; not just to get the Spark Points but to make sure I drink the eight glasses of water daily. Making sure I get in my 8 glasses H20 helps me eat less.

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weight tracker

continue to weigh daily and track your trends. If you see your chart tracking upward, change your diet and exercise to get back to your weight goal.

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eating less

I usually eat standing up. Eat less yet feel full

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HUNGRY

WHEN I GET HUNGRY AND I REALLY CAN'T EAT ANY MORE FOR A WHILE, I PUT A PEICE OF SUGAR-FREE GUM IN MY MOUTH AND IT WORKS

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