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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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Craving Sweets?

If you find yourself always craving sweets after meals, lower your intake of complex carbohydrates in each meal. Satisfy sugar cravings with fruit or a piece of dark chocolate & strawberries.

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How to Get Happy or Turning that Frown Upside Down

William James said, "Things are not as they are, but as we are." We really do see through the eyes of our own experience and each of our experiences is different, so in every moment, we see everything from the perspective of the mood we're in. Itís almost like we put on different glasses from moment...

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The Secret is Determination

Today's secret is determination! Determination is a huge part of weight loss. You have to make the decision to lose weight. Then it is not a one and done deal. That is a choice that you have to make each and every single day. Probably several times a day.

So you can't go into weight loss half...

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Spirituality and prayer

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Learn to love yourself

For so long I've read "you have to love yourself first" as an excuse for why life doesn't always work out. My protest has always been, 'but that's ridiculous, of course I like myself I'm a nice person'. Lately I've realized that they were right. There is a big difference between 'liking' yourself an...

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If You Sleep Naked, 7 Surprising Effect Itíll Have On Your Body.

If You Sleep Naked, 7 Surprising Effect Itíll Have On Your Body.



How long can you stay naked without feeling uncomfortable? Most of us are not comfortable with our own bodies and thus, do not like sleeping naked. But it is a scientifically proven fact that sleeping naked has its benef...

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You Shouldn't Sit All Day Long

You Shouldn't Sit All Day Long

Are you sitting down? Mounting research suggests this all-too-common state is detrimental to your physical and mental well being. You've likely heard some of the news by now, but did you know sedentary behavior is the fourth leading cause of premature death worl...

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How to Exercise With Bad Knees to Lose Weight

To lose weight, eat a well-balanced diet, consuming fewer calories than you expend, and follow an exercise program. Aim for two or three days a week of strength training and a minimum of 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise at least five days a week. While losing weight will reduce the stress...

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Don't put things off!

After a recent slip up I found myself saying "I'll get back on track tomorrow" almost every day. It was three weeks before I came back to my senses and got back on Spark People and back into my program. Don't let things go for too long. Keep on tracking even if you are not having a good day or a ...

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7 Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

7 Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common in the US, but many Americans mistakenly believe they aren't at risk because they consume vitamin-D-fortified foods (such as milk).

There are very few foods that actually have therapeutic levels of vi...

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