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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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Benefits of doing it the second time around

With this being my second time doing the spark people program I took time in the beginning to reflect back on the first time I lost weight and made positive changes - and revamped them. It was very eye opening to see how even though I knew what to do I found it really hard to implement all of the t...

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Benefits of doing it the second time around

With this being my second time doing the spark people program I took time in the beginning to reflect back on the first time I lost weight and made positive changes - and revamped them. It was very eye opening to see how even though I knew what to do I found it really hard to implement all of the t...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Protein and Water

Make sure to get 60g of lean protein and 64oz of water in every day. You will be amazed at what those changes can do for your weight loss. The water is necessary for proper body functions. Eat your protein first at meals, so that you fill up on that instead of sides. Protein fills you up faster,...

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Log your food

As I approach 100 pounds lost, I can say that being consistent with logging my food and keeping up with Sparkpeople has been the biggest factor in my weight loss. I am most proud of my Sparkstreak for logging in. 337 days and counting! I haven't missed a day since starting. Even when I have eaten to...

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Eat Breakfast Daily

It sets you up for a successful day of eating. What you eat for breakfast has a powerful impact on how hungry you are for the entire day. My biggest weapon in fighting against evening eating is eating breakfast. Well, I see there is a minimum word count on secrets of success. I guess uncomplicated, ...

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No forbidden foods

I decided that this time I am not putting any food on the forbidden list. I have found that if I give myself permission to have what I want and limit the portion I'm less likely to "fall off the wagon" and binge. I have incorporated some of these foods into my menu. I am finding that giving myself t...

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Plan out your obstacles and how to get past them.

You have a goal in mind and a plan set up for how to get there. But just like planning your success, it's also important to plan your obstacles! We all face them, whether it be losing motivation, being tempted by family gatherings or just being too tired to hit the gym. Having a plan set up to get p...

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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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Walking for Health

Sitting in my chair after not walking for almost two years, I felt like a big, squishy slug. I have gained back 40 of the 52 pounds I lost. My pants are too tight. I feel awful. So, I called my walking buddy and bullied her back into hitting the track. First day we walked a mile, and barely mad...

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