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

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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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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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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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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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Tracking my nutrition

When I started on this weight loss I knew I needed to be honest about everything that I put in my mouth. It didn't take long to realize that my menu was off track as far as being nutritious. I was constantly choosing starchy foods which slowed down my weight loss. I knew breads have always been m...

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Sleep, beautiful sleep

I know there has been a lot of information recently about the effects of sleep on weight loss . . . evidence that not getting appropriate amounts of sleep can stall and even torpedo our ability to lose weight. My own thoughts on this matter are that enough sleep can work on every single aspect of ou...

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5 Weight Loss Tips That Have Nothing To Do With Food

5 Weight Loss Tips That Have Nothing To Do With
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Are you not yet ready or willing to change your diet in order to lose weight? Or perhaps, you’ve already made great effort there but are considering that there are other things holding you back from success. Although nutrition tends to...

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Photo reminders!

Take a picture of yourself as naked as possible, no makeup, hair pulled back, and don't smile. Now post this pic on the front of your fridge and the inside of your pantry.....when you reach for that extra snack and are confronted with a visual of how miserable you feel about your weight, trust me th...

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Figure out what you are hungry for - it might not be food

Hunger isn't necessarily for food!

When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep.
When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids.
When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support.
When I am feeling lonely, I'm hungry for people.

Don't eat food when you need friends, or fluids, or sleep!!!...

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Tracking on Sparkpeople: Round food up and exercise down

Since we tend to over report exercise and under report food, I round the food up on the nutritional tracker and round down the exercise.

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