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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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Track and Weigh Food

This is two secrets in one. First, TRACK EVERYING that goes in your mouth. SparkPeople has been the perfect way for me to stay accountable and track foods without the hassle of having to write all the nutrients down in a notebook. Being able to scan a product's barcode to import information has also...

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Find what works for YOU

There are a lot of different weight loss ideas out there, some of them crazy, some of them sound. What I found was that I never really got any traction until I turned myself into my own experiment. Wade through the noise, try things and find what works for you and stick with it.

what works f...

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The Not So Secret..Secret!


I was going to wait to post my weightloss "secret" until I reached my goal weight. But, then I thought...Why??..If someone reads this maybe it can help them along the way as well!

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Mindful Eating and Exercise

After losing almost 30 lbs in 3 months, I believe my weight loss doctor must be giving me the best advice for me. Since it takes my body about 20 minutes to tell my brain I've had enough to eat, I take smaller bites, chew them well and make every meal last 20-30 minutes. I also eat my proteins firs...

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Rome wasn't built in a day and Where is the love?

So it's all about patience. I realize how difficult patience can be when we want something so much. We can use patience with others but often fail to avail it to ourselves. Losing weight is not a race to see how fast we can get to some magic number in our heads. Yes, it's very motivating to see a ne...

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Secrets to Success

I'm like most of you, we know what to do... eat less, mostly plants and lean meats and exercise... but it's hard to stay focused. This is what I'm working on re: tips to help me along.
- Do this for me, for my health, to have a better life
- Learn to love myself, throughout the journey, not j...

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Move more/ eat less/ drink fewer calories/ run with friends

I run 3-4 miles Tuesday Thursday Saturday and longer on Sundays

I have been running half marathons for three years now but started wit a couch to 5k program in 2010. I ran my first half marathon in 2014 using a training program my husband found online. It wa tough running by myself but very t...

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All you need to get started is a calorie deficit

So I've been struggling with weight for a long time and trying different types of diets and all that. Recently I had been following a body builder on youtube and he posted a video that brought it all into perspective for me. The video is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THPHEO_DTug

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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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