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

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Eat 2 Breakfasts

I eat Breakfast in two stages. I eat within half an hour of waking up - often fruit and whole wheat toast and then around 10 a.m. I eat some protein often with fruit again This helps me because if I eat all my breakfast when I get up around 6, it's tough to make it to lunch.

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Nutritious Snack to hold you between meals

Have a glass of vegetable juice it is a nutritious Snack to hold you between meals just make sure it is low sodium. It'll also help you get your portions of veggies in and curve your cravings.

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If you bite it, you write it!

If you bite it, you write it! So simple. More important than staying within calorie range. Log everything you eat. Eventually you will start staying within the recommended range and you will lose weight.

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Stay aware

If you are not losing weight or stop losing weight reassess what you are eating and the exercise you are doing. Make sure you are working out at the right intensity and that your diet is healthy and just the right amount of calories. Too little or too many can stop weight loss.

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When I have a cold

Having a cold used to be a "free" card for me to snack to "feel better". Now I drink a cup of tea or a cup of chicken broth instead.

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The clothes I wear after work

After work, I stopped changing into a baggy t-shirt and loose sweats. Now I wear something with a waist band and a t-shirt that fits. The bagginess seemed to give me permission to eat more. Now if I overeat, the waist band tells me that I have.

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Pre-Planning for Optimal Weight Loss & Nutrition Success

I had difficulty planning my meals in advance. I now track them one day in advance instead of a week or more.This compromise has made a huge difference in my weight loss.
I always feared feeling "trapped" into eating what I had planned rather than what I wanted. Instead, the structure is helpfu...

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Snacking

I bring carrots to work, to eat on the way home. This way when I hit the kitchen I'm not ravenous and can stay in control.

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Night eating...

I have figured it out... eating at night is Bad bad bad. I have decided to not eat anything past 5 p.m., I can drink water or if I must have something a small piece of fruit or veggie, but no fat, no processed sugar no carbs.

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Double up on the Veggies

When preparing lunch or dinner I now prepare two non-starchy veggies--like cauliflower & broccoli as well as my protein and carb. This not only adds to my nutrition and fiber but is more filling and prevents over-eating on more fattening foods.

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