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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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Plan Ahead

Have a summer party or a graduation coming up? Take the time to plan ahead for not only that day - but that week. Bump up the cardio a notch- watch your food intake on at least a day or two that week to allow for that little slip that might happen the day of the party.

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Water vs. Coffee

Drinking water or coffee.
My trick for not eating much is that first cup of coffee in the morning. It satisfies me and I am not hungry. When I am at work I drink most of my 8-8oz. glasses of water and then some. That fools my brain to, makes it think I am not hungry.

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Keep on keeping on...

In order to maintain the weight you are currently at, you need to stick pretty close to what you are doing now. The way to do that is to keep tracking. Sure, you'll have an off day here or there for Aunt Jenny's birthday or Cousin Joe's graduation, but for the most part you'll be right on track!

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Take the Opportunity to Do the Right Thing Again

If you did not do the fitness or healthy food choice thing for the day or moment....rewind the head and do it again.

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Water

If you have a long drive to work make sure you have a bottle of water with you to meet your goal. Depending on your drive you can drink a bottle or two before you even start work!

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Weight Maintenance

Praying to God for Strength

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sweet tooth fix

chocolate fudgsicle, no sugar added, such a rich chocolate flavor and only 40 calories. works for me when i need a sweet chocolate fix.

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Calories In vs. Calories Out

If you use the Calorie Differential Over Time (Start/Reports) you can see at a glance where your trouble days were.

I brought up the differential chart for the months Nov-Apr and I can see clearly where I was struggling during the winter months!!

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GO NUTS and BRUSH YOUR TEETH

when i feel like having a snack, i have the habit of wanting something crunchy and sweet, so i find my favorite yougurt/low fat and i add grape nuts cereal to it. This combination cures my sweet tooth, and the grapenuts give me that constant crunch that potato chips give me.

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Never think "diet" Alway think "lifestyle"

The only thing I can say is that since day one, I changed my thoughts to "this is how I will eat for the rest of my life", not just some short term fix. Yes, now, I can eat just a little more, but really not much more that throughout the entire weight loss process. 100+ lbs lost and maintaining.

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