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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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Water

If you have a long drive to work make sure you have a bottle of water with you to meet your goal. Depending on your drive you can drink a bottle or two before you even start work!

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Praying to God for Strength

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sweet tooth fix

chocolate fudgsicle, no sugar added, such a rich chocolate flavor and only 40 calories. works for me when i need a sweet chocolate fix.

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Calories In vs. Calories Out

If you use the Calorie Differential Over Time (Start/Reports) you can see at a glance where your trouble days were.

I brought up the differential chart for the months Nov-Apr and I can see clearly where I was struggling during the winter months!!

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GO NUTS and BRUSH YOUR TEETH

when i feel like having a snack, i have the habit of wanting something crunchy and sweet, so i find my favorite yougurt/low fat and i add grape nuts cereal to it. This combination cures my sweet tooth, and the grapenuts give me that constant crunch that potato chips give me.

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Never think "diet" Alway think "lifestyle"

The only thing I can say is that since day one, I changed my thoughts to "this is how I will eat for the rest of my life", not just some short term fix. Yes, now, I can eat just a little more, but really not much more that throughout the entire weight loss process. 100+ lbs lost and maintaining.

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Weight loss

I have to really pray and concentrate in order to keep the weight off!!

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Portions

Three things are important in maintenance:
1. Portion control
2. Portion control
3. Portion control

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healthy snack

If I come up short on protein and carbohydrates, I add a snack of four low-sodium crackers and a slice of part-skim mozzarella cheese. Getting enough calories and nutrients is just as important as not eating too much.

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How I keep the weight off

I remember the pain each battle we had to keep loved ones alive.. They cared enough to call me out before dying to take care for myself. They will not be forgotten or die in vain- what will it take you to sober up?
Pain is a strict master- my family mattered.

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