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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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Do You !!!

I spent a many a days searching, wondering , reading, researching and waiting. I've read so many weight loss stories that it's not even funny. I have took into consideration the how ? the who ? the weight they were ? the weight they are now ? the duration of time ? All in all, I've learned that I mu...

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water can help in other ways besides drinking it

This is a little tip I have discovered that has been working well for me. When I sit down for a meal at a restaurant or another place that serves me something I don't need to eat, I put what I don't want on a separate plate and drizzle water over it. Who wants to eat soggy food???This way, I am not ...

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Superbowl Sunday Fun

Getting ready to watch the Superbowl 50 game. Rooting for the Carolina Panthers. Are you ready for some football? I know I am ready for the big game to cheer on my team

A good thirty minute walk is all you need to get the heart pumping and improve your cardio to be on your way to a healthi...

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Benefits of warm water

1. Cleanses Digestion

A very warm cup of water in the morning can help cleanse your body by flushing out toxins. Water and other liquids help break down the food in your stomach and keep the digestive system on track. Warm water will help break down these foods even faster, making them easier...

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Overcoming Those Cravings

I've noticed if I will eat breakfast, it helps me to stay on track with my other meals. This allows me to not have the hunger monster hit at 10:00 p.m. I drink lots of water which keeps me full longer and I also noticed that if I eat more protein rich foods, I am less likely to be hungry.

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Keeping It Fresh & Exciting

This is motivational for me because I love to eat and cook. Every week I try out at one new recipe that meets my dietary requirements to lose weight and taste yummy.

My old cookbooks don't excite me since I've tried the recipes before and instead of buying new books I've discovered that ther...

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Stop looking at the Scale

We have heard it a thousand time...muscle weighs more than fat. Believe it! Do not get discouraged by stepping on the scale.

We work out... we eat right... we do it for weeks and the scale doesn't change... or it just changes by a pound. We get discouraged and ask ourselves 'why bother'?...

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I had Gastric Bypass Surgery

I had my Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2012 and have lost 183 pounds since then.
My doctor recommended it since nothing else worked-my diabetic meds were working havoc on my system and no matter how much exercise I did and had a healthy eating regime-I never lost anything. So, due to my diabetes my m...

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Calorie Counting Works

I have several secrets of success; however, the one that I will share today is regarding counting calories. With all of the gimmicks, diet pills, support groups and fitness programs out here, it all boils down to what you put in your mouth. I learned a long time ago that weight loss is 80% what we...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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