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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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healthy snack

If I come up short on protein and carbohydrates, I add a snack of four low-sodium crackers and a slice of part-skim mozzarella cheese. Getting enough calories and nutrients is just as important as not eating too much.

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How I keep the weight off

I remember the pain each battle we had to keep loved ones alive.. They cared enough to call me out before dying to take care for myself. They will not be forgotten or die in vain- what will it take you to sober up?
Pain is a strict master- my family mattered.

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Weighing myself

I weigh myself everyday and sometimes twice a day if I do not like what the scale says.

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THAT IS WHERE I AM

I AM MAINTAING MY WEIGH RIGHT HERE WHERE I AM NOW FOR 2 YEARS NOW.
BUT WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS KEEP TRACING FOOD EVERYDAY AND EXERCISE LOOK BACK AT WHAT YOU ATE TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING RIGHT OR WRONG.
DONOT GET COMFORTABLE AND THINK I CAN EAT WHAT EVER I WANT BECAUSE IT IS NOT SO.

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RECOGNIZING CHANGE

Weight maintenance is easy once you realize that you changed your eating and lifestyle habits which changed your body weight. Most assuredly, you must never deviate from changing the former to maintain the latter.

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Keep on tracking!

Once you have reached your maintenance weight, continue to use the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers here on SparkPeople. It will not only give you some "accountability" but it will let you see exactly when and how far you have slipped off course!

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Think Positive!

No more "gee, I hope I can," or "wish me luck."

It has to be "for the rest of my life" kind of thinking. You have to believe that you are going to make it happen and will never be overweight again.

If you can't commit to yourself, how can you possibly succeed?

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Measuring Cups

Thank goodness for Dollar Stores and Garage sales. I pick up cups and put the appropriate serving size in my frequently used items so I just have to grab and scoop. I also use them to pre measure in baggies and keep them in a plastic shoe box and save on 100 calorie snack packs

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Food

Keep tracking your food even when you reach your goal.

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Portion Control Check

Once in a while, I break out the good old measuring cups and the food scale to do a check of how my portions are weighing up to what I THINK I'm actually doing. It's surprising how some things measure up! Combat portion distortion by doing this once in a while just to keep it real!

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