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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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The Secret of My Success...

Having lost well over a hundred pounds and kept it off for over 4 years, I think I might have figured out a little of what works for me. I used to be of a mind that once I slipped, that was it. I have since learned that the best way to be successful with weight loss is to learn to forgive yourself...

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Small Changes Can Add Up

There are a bazillion.. if that is a word... reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight but maybe for rehab from a surgery or just to keep your joints moving... But if weight loss is your main motivator... make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more c...

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Diet, exercise and PERSISTENCE

I have tried numerous times to get my weight down. I've tried dieting, yuck. I've tried running, I lost some when I was running, but when sidelined by an injury I'd gain it back. This year I tried something new for me, and so far it is the combination that my body seems to respond well to.

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Drink sweetened herbal tea in the evenings

Yesterday I had my usual protein shake for breakfast, along with two cups of decaffeinated coffee made with freshly ground beans, and then I went to Ruby Tuesday's salad bar for lunch with a friend. Oh, boy. Anything that's all-you-can-eat is hard for me because I feel like I've got to get my mone...

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Track what I eat

I am so much more successful when I track what I eat.

The kids came home recently and I hit a weight plateau. I was so frustrated. I started to track what I'm eating again and I re-discovered that I'm grazing during the day and all those little picks added up to 600+ calories everyday.
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Metabolic Rate Test

There is a test out there you can get through a hospital fitness center - it is a metabolic rate test. The test is about 10 minutes and can range from $25 - $100 dollars and it actually measures your metabolism.

When I went in the lady told me that people often cite slow metabolism but rare...

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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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What Helps Me

there are a few things that have helped me.

1. make a list of healthy food I really like and then use it as my shopping list. I have things on my list like broccoli, cauliflower, watermelon, cantaloupe, plums, ice (for ice water), sugar-free drink mixes like Wyler's, brown rice, fresh fruit...

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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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Taking Soluble Fiber !!

added Lipozene(Highly Concentrated Soluble Fiber capsules) to my reg intake before meals and have naturally lost 50pounds during this past year..2 capsules 30-60min before meals(60min on dialysis days-i don't eat lunch till i'm on my machine and i take the capsules before leaving my house)with 8oz o...

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