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

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Burning Calories With Everyday Activities

Burning Calories With Everyday Activities

Watch TV or mow the lawn? The difference in calories burned is staggering.



If the thought of working up a sweat on the treadmill at the gym to burn calories doesn't appeal to you, you'll be happy to know that you can burn plenty of calo...

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STILL KEEPING IT OFF

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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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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The Master Cleanse and Weight Loss

The Master Cleanse and Weight Loss

Read about the pros and cons of cleanse diets for weight loss. Some work, and some may totally backfire.

When it comes to weight loss, some people will do almost anything. Case in point: fad diets such as the Master Cleanse. Master Cleanse is a liquid...

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chopped veggie salads are your friend!

I try really HARD to stay with chopped veggie salads with my delicious red cider vinegar/mustard, tiny bit of EVOO and stevia dressing throughout the day.

You really CAN'T overdo calories with chopped veggies...celery, red, green, orange peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, and appl...

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One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity Treatment

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:

Diet and lifestyle changes
Prescription medicines
Weight-loss surgery
For adults,...

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I am Grateful

I am grateful that I was able to burn an extra 100 calories today by all the loads of laundry I had to do, and haul them up the stairs and put away.
Late night, and an early morning. After breakfast of English muffin, egg, and turkey sausage, went to pick up my new progressive lenses fitted into ...

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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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weight loss is HARD...work to your strengths!

Weight loss is hard work for most of us. Those who say 'it's easy' have a 'fortunate metabolism', or maybe a higher than average energy level.

I can say this with confidence because I was one of those 'good metabolism' people in my younger days.

I was so skinny! When I graduated hi...

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These aren't really a secret

Well my two best tips are no secret. I'm sure you've already heard them over and over. But if you are like me, you need a periodic reminder because

a) it seems too simple, and
b) you just get tired of doing it, and
c) it's hard to make new habits

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