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

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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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Small plate

I use a small plate for portion control. One-half of the plate is veggies, one-fourth carb and one-fourth lean protein. This has been my biggest help with weight loss.

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Weight Loss Is Not A Text Message!

We've grown accustomed to having everything delivered quickly--text messages that convey thoughts in a matter of seconds or Google searches that find answers instantly. Accepting that weight loss should be a slow, but steady process is an important--yet difficult--step in the journey. Embrace the ...

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Save Calories, Money and the Planet with Vintage Plates

Vintage plates from yard sales and such places as good will are not only cheaper they are good for the planet; as you are reusing what would be trash and not purchasing new causing more emissions to be created but they just may slim your waist too.

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Be like the caveman and cave women

Think Basic when eating and choosing foods. Cavemen did not have cookies, cakes, pasta, sugar or soda. They ate fruit, grains, vegtables, meat and drank water.

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STOP EATING 3 HOURS BEFORE BED

EATING BEFORE BED MADE ME GAIN WEIGHT

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Recite your goal every day

I keep my eyes on the prize! Every day I tell someone that by the end of the year I am going to weigh 125 lbs. It is a realistic goal and it keeps me focus on the end product. It's worth it to me to obtain that goal.

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Reward yourself

I find it a little easier to lose weight to set a goal like losing 5 lbs, then I will reward myself, not with food. I'll buy a dvd or cd I wanted. When I lose more I will reward myself with new clothes.

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