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

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1). You need to work on your head first.

If you want your weightloss journey to be a success, you need to understand why you allowed yourself to become overweight. You need to love yourself first because weightloss is not the answer...it's the reward that comes once you learn to love yours...

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Just try it!

Lemon water made daily (freshly squeezed lemons) is my go to. If I get hungry and don't want to use calories up I drink a tall cup. So yummy!! I love the taste and it's super easy. This has helped me to reach my goals. I drink it not only for cravings but in the morning too, as good morning wake...

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Illness and Injury Challenges can be Blessings in Disguise

In the past five months I've dealt with some multiple sclerosis challenges and then shattered my right wrist and had subsequent surgery to repair the damage.

In the past when I was ill or injured I comforted myself with food I didn't need and probably didn't even really want. It was just h...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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Easy to track calories with "My Fitness Pal"

I never had the patience to track calories because it was so confusing and so much work. The smartphone ap which is free, "my fitness pal" is like having a personal trainer at your beck and call. So far, in 3 months, I have lost 20 pounds. It is a good motivational tool and has lots of foods l...

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The Nutritional Tracker

I believe that one of the most helpful things on Spark is the nutritional tracker. I really never realized how many calories I consumed each day. The amount was staggering to me. Now I make it a point to track everything I eat. After each meal I take a few minutes out of my day to input what I ate a...

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Plateau .... forget consistency!

Throughout my weight loss journey I try to remain consistent and establish a routine regarding my eating and exercise, however, when it comes to breaking a plateau I tend to throw just about everything that I know of as "routine", out the window.

When I experience a plateau I eat more calori...

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Vicks vap o rub kills cravings.

I have continually struggled with weight since my mid thirties. I have had wonderful years of healthy eating and exercising and many years of making poor choices and being overweight. Depression set in and anxiety eventually took over my life. I expanded from about 165 pounds to 230 pounds and I was...

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Bullet proof coffee

I am on a Keto diet. My doctor told me about this coffee that keeps you feeling full, and allows the caffeine to be released slowly. It sounded gross but it's delicious !
There are tons of recipes but they were all to oily for me. I brew 2/3 of a pot of coffee.
I put it in my blender (you hav...

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Never deny yourself.

Never deny yourself what you crave, no matter what it is. Even if it is something that you are not suppose to have, like chocolate, carbs, chips, pizza or sweets. Go ahead and have what you want but only eat a little. I do this by going into the kitchen and getting myself a 1/2 serving of said food ...

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