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Be Totally Honest when Tracking

Be totally honest when tracking your food. Weight out/Measure your food - don't think you are fooling your body, just because you enter lesser amounts on the nutritional tracking. Your body knows what you eat and what you exercise.

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Sodium = Be careful

Watch your sodium intake. Know that your weight will most likely increase after eating out as most restaurants use more salt than one would normal suspect. Salt brings out the taste of foods. Increase water intake the day you plan on going out and the following day also.

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Always First Thing in the Morning

Always get your exercise in first thing in the morning - Why? If you don't there are always other things that will become a priority - giving you excuses not to exercise - Exercising first things frees up the day for the rest of life to happen. JUST DO IT!!!

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Supreme 90

This DVD program is awesome. It is an affordable version - it is a 90 day program that is based on muscle confusion. The nutritional program is based on Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet.

For $20 or if you get it at Bed, Bath, & Beyond with one of their coupons you can get it for $15.

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Remember to consider the results of a vacation on weight loss

It is very important when returning from a vacation to remember certain things. Traveling is fun, but it racks havoc on the body. Sleeping, eating, exercising, and everything else isn't the same when you are at home in your "normal" environment. When you hop on the scale after returning - conside...

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Pick up some weights

Strength training helps your body in lots of ways. It helps your muscles, bones, and yes it also helps you lose more weight. By building muscle - you will burn more calories.

So pick up some weights - build muscles - Look great and burn more calories.

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Stop using a dinner plate

No - don't just eat from anything use a small salad plate or even a kid plate - 1 filling allowed - you will definitely eat less.

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Think you are hungry - try Herbal tea

Before you eat more just because you might be hungry - try drinking some herbal tea - then wait 20 minutes.

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Remember those less fortunate

We often think we are in the worst situation/place in our life. If we stop and think there are those less fortunate or worse off than we are. So, pick yourself up and keep your chin up

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Learn from your mistakes

Sounds silly but you can stay positive by learning from your mistakes instead of beating yourself up over them.

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