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

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Track and portion!

I have been up and down so many times in weight, and it always feels like such a struggle to keep it going. Weight Watchers taught me a lot about portion control, but the "game" of keeping within points also led me to eat a lot of artificial stuff -- fake fat free or artificially sweetened junk that...

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key to getting The wait off and keeping it off

Diets do not work, but Lifestyle changes do. Lose the weight slow and steadily, Instead of all at once.
Keep reminding yourself; The weight Did not get there overnight & it's not going to disappear overnight either.
By doing this you're training your brain to think differently about foods...

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Paleo/Zone and Working Out

I have lost a total of 15 pounds since beginning my Paleo lifestyle journey. My allergies are under control and I have more energy. In the past, I followed Barry Sears Zone, with great success. Now that I'm in my 60's, I have combined the two life-style approaches - which isn't as difficult as it so...

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Eat, Drink, Move!

Eat more real food! Fresh, organic fruits and veggies. Farm-raised, antibiotic -free meats and poultry. Wild-caught fish and seafood. Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, low-carb are all available for those on special diets. Learn to read labels. Fall in love with your kitchen again and g...

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My Secret- WILLPOWER

It's kinda like Mind Over Matter!
I am using my WILLPOWER to overcome the obstacles I try to put in my own way. Most are of my own choosing.
Willpower over food choices.
I am a person with a food addiction so believe me when I tell you I have to look for my self motivation and willpower l...

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Don't give up, it's about your health

It is not about my weight, it's about my health. I tell myself that when I get frustrated with my slow weight loss.

I am not "dieting" I am changing my life and mind set for a healthy diet and exercise plan that fits in my life. If I go to a birthday party and have a piece of cake, I do no...

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Drink Water to Lose Weight (no... really)

We hear it all the time...be sure you are drinking enough water! It's good advice whether you are trying to lose weight or just trying to be healthier. You can even track it right here on SparkPeople!

It sounds so simple right? But I have to admit its something I often forget to do when I g...

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Get a scale, TRACK ALL FOOD.

I have found that if I don't track, I don't stay on the true course. It is time consuming and sometimes a pain. Life gets in the way. Tracking is accountability to myself. Use Spark to set your goals, take the recommended intake values, and track. I've got no persistent exercise routines, but I susp...

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Losing Weight Fast Is Possible.

My name is Hannah Johnson. I've been struggling with my weight for already three years. The thing is, I tried so many diets, and tried to go to the gym.. but nothing really got me the results I was hoping for. One of my closest friends told me about a diet that comes by mail. The good thing is, that...

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If you bite it - write it

It's from my Weight Watcher days. But it holds true. If you log everything you eat, you see how and where to improve your eating habits. All calories are not created equal. Are you getting the right balance of carbs, fats & protein? Log everything in SparkPeople and you will see what you need to ad...

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