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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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My Secret- WILLPOWER

It's kinda like Mind Over Matter!
I am using my WILLPOWER to overcome the obstacles I try to put in my own way. Most are of my own choosing.
Willpower over food choices.
I am a person with a food addiction so believe me when I tell you I have to look for my self motivation and willpower l...

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Don't give up, it's about your health

It is not about my weight, it's about my health. I tell myself that when I get frustrated with my slow weight loss.

I am not "dieting" I am changing my life and mind set for a healthy diet and exercise plan that fits in my life. If I go to a birthday party and have a piece of cake, I do no...

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Drink Water to Lose Weight (no... really)

We hear it all the time...be sure you are drinking enough water! It's good advice whether you are trying to lose weight or just trying to be healthier. You can even track it right here on SparkPeople!

It sounds so simple right? But I have to admit its something I often forget to do when I g...

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Get a food scale, TRACK ALL FOOD.

I have found that if I don't track, I don't stay on the true course. It is time consuming and sometimes a pain. Life gets in the way. Tracking is accountability to myself. I use SparkPeople to set my weight goal, and then follow the recommended intake values, and eat on the low side of the recommend...

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Losing Weight Fast Is Possible.

My name is Hannah Johnson. I've been struggling with my weight for already three years. The thing is, I tried so many diets, and tried to go to the gym.. but nothing really got me the results I was hoping for. One of my closest friends told me about a diet that comes by mail. The good thing is, that...

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If you bite it - write it

It's from my Weight Watcher days. But it holds true. If you log everything you eat, you see how and where to improve your eating habits. All calories are not created equal. Are you getting the right balance of carbs, fats & protein? Log everything in SparkPeople and you will see what you need to ad...

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Journaling Journaling Journaling

I have been reminded again and again that in order for my body to lose the weight I have got to track every bite. It seems so simple really; I don't know why I fight it. I was at a Weight Watchers meeting recently and we were selecting a "problem" on a small piece of paper from a hat and reading i...

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WATER! Weight Loss! Secrets of the Ages!

I know, we all hear it every day, "Drink more water"! But...
A glass of water first thing in the morning help you wake up.
A glass of water before each meal helps you eat less.
A glass of water after each meal helps you avoid seconds.
A glass of water before bed keeps away the midnigh...

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Water, water and more water!

Drink plenty of water. Oftentimes, thirst can be confused for hunger. Proper hydration helps keep the body functioning at top levels, and flushes all the crap out of your system. Scale hasn't moved recently and you know your food and exercise are at the right levels? Add more water to your routine -...

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Small changes work

For me the thing that has worked the best is small changes. I started with one thing... Coke. No more soda, or at least only VERY rarely. When I could sustain that I cut all the sugar. Then it was controlling carbs. You get the picture. I made sure that I could do one thing before going on. When I f...

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