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

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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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Want to Boost Your Willpower? Sip Lemonade

Want to Boost Your Willpower? Sip Lemonade

If you give in to the call of the vending machine every afternoon or can't resist dessert, follow these tips and tricks to learn how to increase your self-control and (finally) keep your healthy resolutions this year.

Chances are your new yea...

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Want to Boost Your Willpower? Sip Lemonade

Want to Boost Your Willpower? Sip Lemonade

If you give in to the call of the vending machine every afternoon or can't resist dessert, follow these tips and tricks to learn how to increase your self-control and (finally) keep your healthy resolutions this year.

Chances are your new yea...

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Just Crazy things we do to loose weight...

Lets look at the crazy things we do and strange reasons why keeping weight off is so difficult.. We make things hard and don't even think about... Magic Pills to buy your food from people that mass produce and sell a fortune and they line their pockets with our money..... You can't believe everyt...

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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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One step at a time

Start slowly and make teeny tiny goals. I am trying to walk at least 11,000 steps a day. I can barely walk when I get up in the morning. 11,000 steps seems impossible. I start with trying to get in 100 steps. Then I go to 200 hundred steps. I am then encourage to make it to 500, then I'm halfway to ...

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Scales are neither good nor evil!

My secret of success is simple - I learned how to use scales properly! Scales can be a great help whether you are trying to lose weight or maintain, I found out it is all in how you use them. They really aren't good or evil in themselves, and I think I've learned when to use a scale and when not to ...

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Secret Little Pill

So like most of us I am on here trying to stay motivated, and to lose weight. I started out this year at 300 pounds. I turn 30 this year and am so tired of limiting myself, based on what my weight determined. T...

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Little Secret Key

I believe we have it in us to stay modifiable. All we need to do is loose, a little bit. Just a little, say three pounds. Three pounds is HEAVY, and looking at the scale with a three pound loss is very motivating. It's HUGE. This is like starting up a car that had no gas and you just filled it ...

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How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

1. Cut Back on Sugars and Starches

The most important part is to cut back on sugars and starches (carbs).

These are the foods that stimulate secretion of insulin the most. If you didnít know already, insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body.

When insulin goes down, fa...

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