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

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Set attainable goals

This is a no brainer but makes a big difference.
Instead of saying I need to lose 20lb, I'll try for 2lb this week. At the end of the week I can say that wasnít so bad, letís try that for another week.
10 weeks and I have reached my large goal without even thinking about it.

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No Secret Really

If I have heard this once then I have heard it a thousand times - eat less and move more - the difference is that this time I am taking heed and doing it - it's working

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One thing at a time

I gave up red meat, pork, soda, fried foods and dairy.
But one thing at a time before i knew it i didnt miss any (well cheese sometimes). No diet. I eat alot of the other things but with the things i gave up my options are slim and so am I

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One change at a time

Instead of making a bunch of dramatic life changes all at once. Make one at a time and give it a couple weeks. You can make one food and one exercise change for two weeks and then add on another one.

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my wedding pictures

when i feel hungry or down i look at my wedding pics, it helps me to remember how happy i was before gaining so much weight!!
it helped me....i hope it helps you

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Get plenty of water

Drink a full glass of water before each meal and you will full faster and consume fewer calories, and therefore lose weight.

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no junk food

I got rid of all the junk food and soda all unhealthy things it helps to lose weight and when im tempted i eat something healthy like yogert or an apple

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GLUTEN FREE

I LEARNED NOT EATING GLUTEN HELPED
STABLIZE MY GLUCOSE LEVEL. I EAT PRODUCTS WITH
NO ENRICHED FLOUR AND FEEL GREAT! I HAVE LOST
INCHES AND MY ENERGY LEVEL IS UP!!

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Chewing gum

Strange as it may seem, for many of us who think they have a food addiction, sometimes, its actually just a need to chew. Doesn't matter what you're chewing, as long as you're chewing. So when you feel hungry, try chewing some gum. It gets the digestive juices flowing and you just may not feel

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Apple Cidar Vinegar

I'm finding that "Apple Cider Vinegar" can really give your metabolism a kick start. If you can, 2 tbs in am or if not soak your cucumbers in it and eat. I have also placed on green beans then drank juice....

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