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This Community feature collects all the "secrets" our members have used to lose weight and live healthier lives. You can share your own tips to help others, search or browse to discover new strategies that might help you in your own journey, and vote on all of your favorites!

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Use Colorful Foods

Some cultures spend more effort in food presentation than Americans. Try having several colors of food on your plate. Sweet potato, tomatoes, spinach, meat. It's like having technicolor food. You tend to appreciate what you're eating more

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My Not So Secret Secrets 😜

1). You need to work on your head first.

If you want your weightloss journey to be a success, you need to understand why you allowed yourself to become overweight. You need to love yourself first because weightloss is not the answer...it's the reward that comes once you learn to love yours...

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Never Give Up

Baby steps are better than no steps. If you take a step back don't give up, it doesn't mean you failed it means you are human. We all have "off" days and days where we want all the Girl Scout Cookies and that is okay. Just don't give up on your dream once you realize what that dream is because tomor...

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Never deprive yourself

I have dieted for over ten years and I have tried every single type of diet. I have learned that the worst possible mistake with dieting is to deprive yourself of anything you love. Everything is good in moderation.

For example I LOVE baked goods and mac n cheese. So I allow myself baked goo...

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SPARK MOBILE APP

The spark mobile app has really helped me stay on track.

Using it is so easy to log every single thing I eat so that I can see ...

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Log on to the Sparkpeople Community Everyday

Every morning, while having my freshly brewed cup of coffee, I log onto the Sparkpeople community, I do my sparkling around, read the suggested articles, look for success stories, read the suggested recipe, see if I have sparkmail and read it, comment on my friends pages,
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Jumps Starting My Day with Water

I've been starting my day with 2 glasses of water with lemon oil before anything else and BIG SURPRISE it works to help my day get started well. I feel better and seem to drink my daily quota of water easie...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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Keep logging in EVERY DAY

I try to log on to Sparkpeople every day.....no matter how hectic my day has been, as long as I have Internet access I will track my food and exercise. This keeps me accountable .....ad I never feel like i am on this journey by myself !

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Positive Affirmations Work!!!

Every day I look at myself in the mirror and repeat positive affirmations at least 10 times. "I love myself, I am beautiful, I am worth it, I am losing weight, I am healthy, and I can do this!" Looking yourself in the eye saying positive things will train your mind to stay positive and you can get y...

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Vicks vap o rub kills cravings.

I have continually struggled with weight since my mid thirties. I have had wonderful years of healthy eating and exercising and many years of making poor choices and being overweight. Depression set in and anxiety eventually took over my life. I expanded from about 165 pounds to 230 pounds and I was...

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