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Weight Maintenance Secrets

The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you don not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?

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Never never let yourself get too hungry & exercise every day

My secret to maintaining my weight is to always plan to eat at certain times so I'm never hungry. Getting over hungry not only makes me eat things that I shouldn't but sometimes gives me headaches. Also, plan exercise every day regardless even if it's only for a short time. I always exercise first thing in the morning and as I am going to sleep I figure out how much time I will spend and still be on time for the rest of my day.

- Submitted by KALAJIJO 4/23/2015 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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Finding the Right Mental Attitude

emoticon When I get on my scale daily or weekly , I want to have the right mental attitude ! I have never liked the scale , I have not thrown it across the room yet ! I hate stepping on it ! I remember being 60 to 70 lbs. heavier and I was not lifting weights either. I was FAT ONLY ! The scale gives me a BAD ATTITUDE !

- Submitted by AMYDAV41 10/20/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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What everyone should know about maintenance

How to maintain for life. No more going back and starting over.

- Submitted by HOLLYM48 6/28/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 5 Comments

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JUST DO IT

I had a surgery in which I almost lost my life. I just decided to work out one day. Then I change it up. For a few months I did wii, then crunchless abs, rowing, then belly dancing, then swimming, treadmill, p90x, military training. I figured out how to change utube vids into mp3s and have a bunch of Christian songs that really rock! I love the joy the PIANO GUYS have!! So I just start with 5 mins and after about a week, I increase, now 9th day, I'm up to 10 reps, 3 sets of 9 and 20 mins. lost3#

- Submitted by EDELWEISS33 3/30/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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Gel clings on frig: track each week you stay within 3 lbs. of goal weight

Each Monday, I weigh myself to verify that I am within 3 lbs. of my goal weight. If I'm successful, I "reward" myself by putting a gel cling on the frig underneath my written New Year's Resolution to "Stay Svelte ( less than125 lbs.)

- Submitted by ELIZADUCK 3/8/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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Choose sleep over night time snacking

Sleep is an important part of wellness and with wellness comes weight control. So I try to go to sleep at a reasonable time rather than stay up and watch television and end up snacking. So sleep over snack is my evening time advice!!

Cheers from Canada,
Maggie

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- Submitted by MAGGIEVAN77 2/19/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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Beauty

When i get a craving, I try to go do something that would benefit me such as polish my nails or try different eye shadows. This usually takes time and I forget about my craving. emoticon

- Submitted by MSTOYAC 1/6/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 1 Comment

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Tracking

I use the tracking page, it helps me see what I should eat more of or less(desserts)

- Submitted by CAROLE914 1/2/2014 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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Balance

Having the right balance of food intake plus excersise helps keep everything under control.

- Submitted by PWILLIAMS7 11/3/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 2 Comments

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When I want to chew

Sometimes when I need to chew, I just stick a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth and that helps with food cravings. A good one to pick, Dentene Ice.

- Submitted by ANDI3307 8/28/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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