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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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Remembering the "feeling" of the after workout...energ
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When I don't feel like exercising, I always think of how I would feel after I work out...I try to remember the feel of the sweat, the muscles I worked during my workout, and being energized and feeling accomplished that I did something good for myself. .

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Yep, I'm addicted to these thins!

Several months back, I spotted a box of a snack product called Nonni's THINaddictives on a clearance shelf. As I'm always looking for safe-calorie snacks, I picked them up, and I am glad I did!

These thin, cracker-like munchies come in a variety of flavors, like cranberry, mango-coconut, and ...

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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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JUST FOR TODAY

Just for today I will try to live through
this day only, and not tackle all my problems
at once. I can do something for twelve
hours that would appall me if I felt I had to
keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy. This
assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln

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Mindful Eating Strategy

I can't remember how many times I have read the term mindful eating and thought I was doing it. Then I went out to dinner with my sister. What a revelation. She put her fork down between every bite. It seems so easy and yet I found it a real challenge not to just keep shoveling the food. I thoug...

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Lowering A1C Blood Sugar Level

I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes 6 months ago and have been fighting a losing battle with lowering my blood sugar level. Following my nutritionist meal plan just did not work for me. Then I remembered a decade ago, when I read a book by Doctors Michael and Mary Eades called Protein Power and lo...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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How to recover from a slip

First, don't beat yourself up is very important. Next, pick yourself up and remember all the healthy choices you had made prior to the slip, write it out if needed. One weak moment does not a failure make. Try to reach out to others who will not berate you or make you feel guilty for your slip. ...

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Diet Tricks That Really Work

Diet Tricks That Really Work

According to Live Science, these diet tricks will actually help you keep off the pounds:

diet tricksAvoid corn syrup

Science shows that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad news. One study showed that rats who drank HFCS-sweetened beverages gained ...

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Secrets to my 40 pound weight loss :)

1. Track every day! It was an educational and total game changer for me!! I learned so much about the food I was eating by simply using the spark people food tracker.
2. Set a weight loss goal with spark people and follow the recommended calorie range they set for you! It works :)
3. Exercise...

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Your life changes when YOU change


One day not too long ago the employees of a large company in St. Louis , Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door.
The sign said: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the fune...

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