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

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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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Create a calorie deficit of at least 250 a day to lose half a pound a week

One of my favorite power tools is the nutritional tracker. In the beginning I didn't modify my diet much but just tracked everything. This helped me become aware of my habits: eating more calories than I was burning, not enough protein intake, not enough folate. This awareness is guiding me to make ...

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Drink at least a gallon of water a day to lose weight

I used to do my 48 oz which is 6, 8oz glasses or 64 for 8, 8oz glasses and think I was swimming in water.

I was told that you should drink 96 oz baseline water then 8 oz for each 10 lbs you are over weight and 4 oz for each 10 minutes of exercise you do a day. Let's do the math.

I wei...

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50 non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss

50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss
Healthy Ways to Celebrate Success!

By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer

Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that d...

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Take it slow

If you are starting out with over 100 pounds to lose, break it down into more manageable lumps like 5 lbs at a time or 10. Focus on the smaller picture and your overwhelming amount of weight to lose will happen, a little at a time.
Focus on the weight you want to be, say if you are 260 lbs, focus...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Drinking, Eating, and Exercising

The weight that I have lost so far is from drinking more water and eating a little bit healthier. I use to drink a lot of sodas and juices now that I have moved to Vegas that I prefer to have water over anything else. I at least drink about 1 gallon to 1 1/2 gallons of water a day. It was hard to dr...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Stop food addiction/ cravings

I stopped gaining weight by getting my food (sugar) addiction under control. I switched to a reduced (average 60 grams a day) carbohydrate, high protein (100-150 grams a day) diet. This stopped my blood sugar from spiking and crashing and broke my binge eating cycle. I noticed a major difference in ...

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Hydrate to lose

Drink lots of water to lose weight. I find it is the key to success.

I use to snack all day long and found some information online regarding hydration and weight loss that made me try this secret.
I try not to snack at all, I drink water. Super cold, lots of ice, in a nice fun glass ...

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