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

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Slow and Steady Wins the race

I've been a yo-yo dieter for years and years and years. Yes, that's a long time.
Found Sparkpeople.com and it's been the key to my continued success. It's all about balance and moderation.
I've discovered that losing all my weight slowly, I have been able to keep it off as I go. Yes, there are...

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Drinking, Eating, and Exercising

The weight that I have lost so far is from drinking more water and eating a little bit healthier. I use to drink a lot of sodas and juices now that I have moved to Vegas that I prefer to have water over anything else. I at least drink about 1 gallon to 1 1/2 gallons of water a day. It was hard to dr...

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Eat what you want just smaller portions

I have found that if I can eat what I want but just have smaller portions it works for me. If I feel like I cannot have something that is when I begin to feel like this is a diet and not a life style change. I also have figured out that it does not matter what you do as far as exercise as long as ...

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Create a calorie deficit of at least 250 a day to lose half a pound a week

One of my favorite power tools is the nutritional tracker. In the beginning I didn't modify my diet much but just tracked everything. This helped me become aware of my habits: eating more calories than I was burning, not enough protein intake, not enough folate. This awareness is guiding me to make ...

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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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Making Good Habits

We all know the difference between good habits and bad habits. Why does it seem so easy to develop bad habits, and so hard to develop good habits?? There's an awesome book titled "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. Mr. Duhigg says, that to change a habit you have to make a new habit.

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Fool myself into a full plate

This is just my opinion and what works for me. Everyone has to do what works for them.
I don't follow any particular diet. I've tried them all in the past and they all have their good and bad points but really none of them worked for me as a permanent solution to keeping the weight off!
I have...

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Create all-day fat burning by cycling your food/nutrition/
exercise

I am using Yuri Elkaim's 'All Day Fat Burning Diet' and it works well for me. My meals & exercise are changed daily to keep my metabolism always doing it's best. I have regular meals one day, low-carb meals the next, a low-cal meal day, then my feast day , & then a fast day. This crea...

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Slow is really how to run the race

Before I started my weight loss journey I was all kinds of different shades of frustrated. Everything worked temporarily. I lost 5 to 10 lbs then gain back 20. I honestly hated the whole ordeal. Then I joined SP and I wasn't limited by anything! I could have ice cream and chocolate. It's a process ...

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Hydration is the key to weight loss, beautiful skin, functioning organs, and general health.

Many people live in a state of dehydration. It is important to hydrate! Hydration can be in the form of water, flavored water, or tea for examples.

It is important to remember that some dr...

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