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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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Take-Home Tip #1

They Guzzle Water by the Gallon
You’ve likely heard that you should drink eight cups of water daily, which is a whopping half-gallon. If you thought downing that much fluid would send you running to the bathroom far too often, consider this: Extreme Weight Loss contestants...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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From Yo-Yo To Everest

"My weight yo-yoed up and down all my life until 2004, when I finally committed myself to getting it off," says Mitch Segal, a 65-year-old accountant from the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

What made him change? "One day I couldn't fasten my size 42 pants. Also, my son was finishing his ROTC pr...

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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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3 Meals and snacks in between

Good days consist of 3 meals per day and a protein snack in between the 3 meals. In addition I get 30 minutes of exercise at minimum 6 days a week. I work a very long day 15 hours by the time I get home. I make sure no matter how tired I am, get on the treadmill for minimum 30 minutes. My go to ...

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Scaling Back.....Weight Loss

Meanwhile, scientists are looking for other clues. Christopher Gardner, professor of medicine at Stanford University, has been testing a low-fat versus low-carb diet on roughly 600 people for a year each.

The study hasn't ended, but based on the views of the health educators who work with th...

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Learn How a Body’s Metabolism Works

Metabolism is ultimately a collection of chemical reactions that takes place in the body’s cells converting the fuel in the food we eat into the energy needed to power everything we do, from moving to thinking to growing. In fact, thousands of metabolic reactions happen at the same time – all regula...

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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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Scaling Back.....Weight Loss

It's a common refrain. "On almost any diet, you typically see the same weight loss for the first six to eight months, then a plateau, then slow regain over subsequent months," adds Hall, "So many people are on their way back to where they started."

It's not just that metabolic rate slows wh...

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You also lose water because the drop in Insulin caused by a very-low-carb diet leads the kidneys to excrete more water, he adds. So when people give in and start eating more pasta and pizza, the water weight quickly returns.

"People get very disillusioned because it feels like they're trying...

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