Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Secrets

See Another Category:
go
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.

2,658

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

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.

- Submitted by JULIELANFORD 3/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 138 Comments

36

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Mini-Vision Board

Many people make a vision board/collage/goal-board or whatever you want to call it. You can put quotes and motivational images on it and hang it were you can see it everyday. Well, I created a "mini-vision board" I carry in my purse and look at any time of the day.

- Submitted by KSTYLEFITNESS 7/13/2010 in Motivation | 6 Comments

2

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

On Hand

I keep many different kinds of frozen vegetables on hand so I don't get sick of the same thing. Frozen veggies don't go bad and are more convenient than fresh. I do buy fresh in season. I live alone and had to learn how to have good choices on hand and not have to throw unused/spoiled food away.

- Submitted by GRAMPSPA 4/21/2015 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

18

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

The Motivation Jar

Every time you are done a workout, write what was so great about it on a small piece of paper (e.g. "I felt strong when I ran today"). Then fold the paper and add it to your motivation jar. When you are feeling less motivated, you can reach in and read a few papers to get you pumped up to workout again.

- Submitted by TIRIGANIAQ 1/24/2015 in Motivation | 1 Comment

11

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Bitter Foods Help Burn Fat

Bitter foods can help keep sugar levels under control and also cleanse the body..diabetics tend to feel lethargic during the day, but when eating bitter foods, you will start to feel a lot more energetic through the day. By enjoying these bitter foods you are also cutting down on calories since these bitter foods also help to burn fats in the body..Sesame seeds is one of the main bitter foods for diabetes that will help control sugar levels.. sprinkle them on salads, in cereal oatmeal, & veggies

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 6/19/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

2,045

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

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.

- Submitted by SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 90 Comments

817

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Paper Clip Chain

I keep a chain of paper clips next to my computer monitor at work. Each paper clip represents one pound lost. They are always front and center to help keep me motivated. I remember to say "No thank you" to the office doughnuts.

- Submitted by THENORA 3/25/2010 in Weight Loss | 49 Comments

1

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Never never let yourself get too hungry & exercise every day

My secret to maintaining my weight is to always plan to eat at certain times so I'm never hungry. Getting over hungry not only makes me eat things that I shouldn't but sometimes gives me headaches. Also, plan exercise every day regardless even if it's only for a short time. I always exercise first thing in the morning and as I am going to sleep I figure out how much time I will spend and still be on time for the rest of my day.

- Submitted by KALAJIJO 4/23/2015 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

7

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

even when I don't feel like it

I find that if I start to exercise, even if I don't feel like it...It only takes a few minutes to start feeling better.

- Submitted by 130GRETL 4/8/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

3

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Snacks at the ready.

I keep a small tray of measured snacks in the fridge for those moments when "I just have to eat!" Right now I have a bag with a few carrots and celery sticks, 2 bags of walnuts (1/4 cup each), and 2 packages of roast beef (2 oz each). I found some mini bagels at 100 calories each and have cheese sticks on hand. This is keeping me sane, somewhat!! emoticon

- Submitted by DEVOTED8 4/6/2015 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
Page: (6 total)  
           RSS Feed: Healthy Eating Secrets RSS Feed