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This Community feature collects all the "secrets" our members have used to lose weight and live healthier lives. You can share your own tips to help others, search or browse to discover new strategies that might help you in your own journey, and vote on all of your favorites!

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keep up

After every meal i do a ten minute workout that way my metabolism has to stay in high gear.

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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best of my advice

Eat foods with one ingredient. Thatís my best diet/health advice in one sentence. Too many foods are filled with stuff our bodies were never designed to consume. Seems like every other day some new science report comes out telling us that the "XYZ" thing that was so amazing and healthy and we needed...

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Just Walk Away

I've set myself up with comfortable shoes and a coat for every weather. This lets me be successful in my emotional eating avoidance strategy.

When I want to stand in the kitchen and nibble I walk away to a different part of the house. If I find my self headed to my chair in front of the TV w...

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Think of your Calories as a Budget

The best thing I was ever told was to think of my calories as a budget. Know how many you can have each day and before you eat something ask yourself if you can afford it. If it's worth the amount you have to spend and you have the calories eat it if not rethink it.

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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My SparkSummary Calendar

I was just told about this feature and it rocks. It tracks your daily calories, fitness minutes & SparkPoints. You can look back at a week or a month and see how you made out. You get gold stars on the days you made your calorie target. Now I want to count gold stars and maybe make them a goal!

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Hard Work Paid Off for this Type 2 Diabetic

I began my healthy living journey in November of 2008. I weighed 242 pounds, and had Type 2 Diabetes. The only reason I began the journey was because I began having complications with the diabetes.

I embarked on a 1250 calorie a day food plan, and I began walking for exercise. I completely ch...

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Fasting with diabetes

I have learned with intermittent fasting that I can help keep fasting blood sugars in a more normal range. Break fasts with healthy fats and moderate eating plus treadmill and at age 80 years old on oxygen have been able to lose over 20 pounds which is helping all other health problem...

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Measure and Package

I like to pre-wash and measure my veggies and fruits...then I measure out the proper portion and package each portion in zip-lock baggies and keep them on an eye-level shelf in the refrigerator. I do the same thing for snacks..like chips, nuts, and seeds. I use the handy little snack-sized baggies...

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Water, water, water, protein

So far I have lost over 75 lbs since January 2017. I started at 241 lbs and now weigh 164.4 lbs with 14 more lbs to get to goal. I feel fantastic and believe me, everything is easier when you are at a normal weight. Walking is easier, buying clothes is easier (and more fun) playing with the grandk...

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