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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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Eating Out While Not Breaking Your Rhythm

I find that eating out at a Chinese/Japanese Restaurant makes it easier to stay on task with calorie counting, as Japanese sushi rolls and sashimi are very high in omega 3 fatty acids and very low in calories! Enjoy! edamame are high in protein and fiber and also low in calories (soy beans)

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Weight Watcher Life Time Member

Lost over 25 pounds and have kept it off for over 2 years.
I work for them on a part time basis and it is encouraging for myself as well as others. Weight Watcher participants are allowed a certain amount of points, depending on weight.

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Step on the Scale

After a day that you overindulged, hop on that scale. It may not be pretty, but it gives yoyu an idea of where you are. It is much easier to lose 2-3 pounds recently added than it is to evict 10. Ignorance is not bliss.

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What my best breakfast of all times is:

Hi..my best breakfast that I love the most is making oatmeal and putting honey on it. That is soo good.

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healthy LIFEstyle journey mindset

Moving from weight loss to maintenance does not mean you are free to eat whatever you want whenever you want. It is helpful to have a "healthy lifestyle journey" mindset when losing weight so when you reach your goal you are ready to continue the lifestyle.

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Don't get complacent

Reaching a goal weight doesn't mean the work is over. Weight loss is like using a treadmill. At maintainenace, the pace downshifts so it's easier to manage long term, but if we get complacent, we will lose ground, until we eventually fly off the back and land on our butts!

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There Are No Mysteries

There are no huge mysteries to weight gain or loss. Everything comes down to calories ingested and calories burned. And Spark can help you solve any apparent mysteries, as long as you keep using the trackers faithfully.

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NEVER GET COMFORTABLE

NEVER GET COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR WEIGHT, IF YOU DO ONE DAY YOU WILL WAKE UP AND NOT BE COMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE ALLOWED YOURSELF TO GAIN. SO USE CAUTION AND NEVER BE COMFORTABLE BECAUSE THAT COULD LEAD TO NOT WATCHING WHAT YOUR EATING AND GAINING BACK WHAT YOU WORKED SO HARD TO LOSE.

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My Favorite Motto

I do allow myself desserts now and then if they're within my caloric "budget", but when I am faced with temptation and I'm about to go overboard, I remind myself outloud: "NOTHING tastes as GOOD as being thin (and healthy!) feels!"

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To Maintain

Realizing the 80/20 rule applies to eating the rest of your life. If you eat right 80% of the time, be it daily or meals, you can splurge 20% of the time and maintain a healthy life style and weight.

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