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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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Once a Week

Weigh once a week, before breakfast wearing nothing.

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Go slow

slow and steady gets the job done.

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one less bite will count

you used to eating whole pizza, whole pizza with less one slice will count to your weight loss, and will not cause you like dieting

you used to eat whole donuts, one less bite will count to your weight loss

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For times I feel like backsliding

If I have back slid and am feeling like I'm getting ready to go in the wrong direction I have found a habit that anchors me. For me it is drinking water. It is simple and something I can do... and it starts me back on the right path. Find your own anchor...

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Water, Salad, and Tracking = Big Weight Loss

Be SURE to drink a MINIMUM of 8 cups of water and often drinking more. Eat huge salads with your meals (hardly any calories and they not only fill you up but make you feel better). Be absolutely religious about calorie counting.

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Congratulations
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You might think this is a REPEAT Secret in some way ,but it's meant to show that YOU, I ,and ALL the Sparkmembers took that important FIRST STEP to actually DOING something about our weight ,other than just talking about it.We TOOK ACTION!!!! To actually COMMIT to trying to do SOMETHING OUT OF THE..

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Track Track Track and Track again

A big part of my success has been measuring food amounts and tracking every single thing I eat.

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A protein bar for the road.

I used to come home after work & pig out. Now I eat a Luna protein bar in my car on the way home. 180 calories & it tides me over until dinner. Any snack with some protein & fiber would work the same I am sure. This has been a huge help to me.

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Fiber and protein

These are the two things that I realized were definitely lacking from my diet before I started working on losing weight. Making sure you get the right amount of both fiber and protein will help you feel full and give you the energy to work out and recover from workouts. This helped me lose 20 pounds...

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