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

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Personalize your diet

I eat what I like and like what I eat.

The key is to look for healthy foods that I enjoy. There are many wonderful tasty recipes out there. I keep trying different things and what do you know, now I have a several go to recipes that I enjoy. I try cooking veggies different ways so that I ...

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Breakfast is a Key

I am a convert. A proof. I'm one you can look to now as an example of how to lose weight the right and wrong ways.

Here I am, sitting in my "office" in Southern California in my pj's at 6:00 am on a Tuesday morning drinking my breakfast shake. It has steel cut oats, strawberries, pineapple...

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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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Shifting my thinking for the better

Making decisions to me means being aware of what I am doing throughout the day and how these actions will accumulate and yield a result.

This shift in thinking has allowed me to transition from feeling desperate and suffering to the need to lose weight. I have transitioned from making excu...

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Daily Exercise Works Miracles!

The key to losing weight & KEEPING it off?!? Simple for me--DAILY EXERCISE! I don't just work out 3 times a week, or when I'm forced...I do it every day--7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Sound crazy? Sound like WAY too much work? Well, I can tell you--it's not. It's easy, and keeps me goin...

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Help With Hunger

Drinking clear broth will help fight off overeating!
When I feel hungry (and its not meal time) I will heat up a glass and sip it. It is very satisfying!

I like to make my own chicken stock. I save bones and chicken skin/ pieces that I have from cutting up whole c...

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For those who eat out often


We eat out quite a bit, which is usually a disaster for us trying to lose weight. Here are a few tips I use:

1. Before going to the restaurant, check out the online nutrition menu. Most restaurants have online menus. Enter your choices in your tracker "before" going to the restauran...

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It is a race all the way.... I am not going to loose

I took a long pause this morning and waking up to now electric.. We had been warned from the Power Company and I thought it had snowed cause that is what they had said.. There was no new snow just the little tat fell yesterday but it turned out to be a transformer that blew.. It is almost every few ...

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Understanding Your Body

You will often hear people say that you should only weigh yourself once a week. Or once a month. Or every six weeks. Or not at all. While all of these statements have merit - particularly if you are the kind of person who is likely to become de-motivated by a perceived gain or lack of a loss - in my...

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vegetable broth for weight loss

I recently discovered that drinking a homemade vegetable- broth (veges only pepper and lemon juice for flavour) with meals helps me eat less. I made some when I was having a fruit and vege detox after a very nasty tummy bug.
It is made from chopped onion, tomato, spring onion tops, lettuce, cab...

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