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Weight Maintenance Secrets

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

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never finished

Don't let yourself slip into thinking you're 'done' once you've reached your goal weight. This event lasts the rest of your life! But that's ok...you can do it. You've got this!

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Use QuickLinks: Think quantity

Review nutrition tracker and sparkpeople articles that describe "portion" size

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Keeping the weight down

I reached my first goal of 145 last summer. I have managed to maintain within 4-5 pounds since then. My secret is: I step on the scale every morning to make sure I am not letting the weight slip up on me. If it looks like I'm gaining, I can refocus on my food and exercise.

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Water Consumption

When obtaining Spark Points, I automatically select the 'drink eight glasses of water' before actually doing so; not just to get the Spark Points but to make sure I drink the eight glasses of water daily. Making sure I get in my 8 glasses H20 helps me eat less.

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weight tracker

continue to weigh daily and track your trends. If you see your chart tracking upward, change your diet and exercise to get back to your weight goal.

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eating less

I usually eat standing up. Eat less yet feel full

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HUNGRY

WHEN I GET HUNGRY AND I REALLY CAN'T EAT ANY MORE FOR A WHILE, I PUT A PEICE OF SUGAR-FREE GUM IN MY MOUTH AND IT WORKS

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Weight gain

I wasn't weighing myself for a couple of weeks and when I did I was amazed. I knew my jeans where a little tighter but didn't pay much attention. I have gained 7 pound and that is not good. Had banquets to go to but watched what I ate. I keep to my nutrition page and put down what I eat .

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Weight gain

I wasn't weighing myself for a couple of weeks and when I did I was amazed. I knew my jeans where a little tighter but didn't pay much attention. I have gained 7 pound and that is not good. Have a banquets to go to but watched what I ate. I keep to my nutrition page and put down what I eat .

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Don't eat mindlessly!

Think about EVERYTHING that goes into your body...
When I mindlessly eat that's when I pack on the pounds, calories, carbs, and sodium.

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