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Weight Loss Secrets

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

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Walk a Little Each Day

I don't really like walking. That time soon came however, when I did not need anyone to tell me that I will be doing myself a world of good by walking a little a day.

I started by walking to the grocery store around the corner. I chose a specific time of the day - the evenings when the sun...

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Summer Smoothies and Love

Everyone has the hints and secrets that help them... each of us has them. Mine is very simply that I have to get in condition and live longer for my goals are years down the line and I want to be there for them.

I'm 70 which is not "really" old these days, but my body has decided to show m...

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16:8 Intermittent Fasting

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Goodbye Monster Scale

It's not about the number on the scale. It's about how physically fit and healthy you actually are. It's about eating right and going to the doctor and using your resources like a nutritionist and SPARK. It's about feeling good and making smart choices in life and not beating yourself up over bad ch...

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CARB SMART VICTORY

When I limit my carbs I control my cravings. I have discovered this way of eating works for me. I can walk away from sweets, or find a different way of making sweets that don't trigger a craving. For example heavy whipping cream with sugar free chocolate pudding makes a delicious mousse. I am co...

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Staying On Track, With or Without a Scale

I am a diabetic and have started, once again, on a long-term weight loss effort. My concentrated effort began in February, when I learned at my nurse practitioner's office that due to being sick from just after Thanksgiving until the end of January I had dropped 33 pounds. I figured that this woul...

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There are no secrets

I dont believe there are any secrets to losing weight. I think it's making good food choices 99% of the time. Its being active every day even if its just walking. Its having mental toughness and the willpower to overcome food obstacles and cravings. I think it's not feeling as though you ruined ...

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Meal Time Strategies

I find by making a few simple changes during meal time it helps keep me on track.

#1 Use a smaller plate. Instead of using the larger dinner plates, I buy the smaller salad plates and put away those larger plates. When you eat a smaller portion on the smaller plate, it doesn't look like you...

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One Day at a Time

This old cliche of "one day at a time" is the best secret to anything you want to achieve in life, but particularly in my weight loss goals. I can do anything for 24 hours. The next day I commit to another 24 hours, and again, and again.

It's hard sometimes not to look ahead and think about...

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Protein Shakes are the secret to my success.

I am eating protein shakes: orgain protein plant based powder from costco. I am doing this under the care of a doctor. I have one for breakfast, one for a midmorning snack, one for lunch, one in the afternoon. Then I can have a healthy 400 calorie dinner, and usually have some calories left to hav...

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