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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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Photo reminders!

Take a picture of yourself as naked as possible, no makeup, hair pulled back, and don't smile. Now post this pic on the front of your fridge and the inside of your pantry.....when you reach for that extra snack and are confronted with a visual of how miserable you feel about your weight, trust me th...

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Small changes equal big results

I use the fitness tracker on SparkPeople religiously. I used this information to push myself to walk faster but not necessarily farther. I felt that if I walked faster I would burn more calories and that was good enough. Because of this mindset I never invested in a Fitbit or any other brand of fitn...

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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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Positive Goal Choices

I have a tremendous amount of weight to loose. I have lost 87 pounds so far and need to loose. I need to loose 47 more. When I started, I decided not to look at my long term goal, too overwhelming. I decided to concentrate on 5 lbs at a time. When that 5 is done, work on the next 5. It has been very...

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My Ten years journey

Tomorrow will be my 10 years anniversary with spark people...yep ten years...I have learned so much over the 10 years and think I still lean something new everyday.......
I'd like to say it was easy, I'd like to say things just seemed to click for me but that would not be true...
Loosing weigh...

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Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables

Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables
Low in calories, high in fiber, and with almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, vegetables are a nutritional cornerstone. While many think vegetables equate to a few leaves of lettuce and some tomatoes, there's a wide variety of veggies availabl...

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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Vitamin D foods

Herring, catfish, tuna fish, cod liver oil,mackeral, sockeye salmon, eggs, sunshine, vitamin D3 supplements.
Your Vitamin D Level can be Checked by blood tests in order to get your levels up to the 'optimal' Vitamin D Level. Make sure your diabetic doctor or endocrinologist check your vitamin D...

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Benefits of Reading

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or the directions on your instant oatmeal packet? If youíre one of countless people who donít make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: r...

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Log EVERY Bite, Lick and Taste - BLTs

It is amazing that there are times when we KNOW we have logged all our food, drank our water and exercised and yet not drop a pound. If this happens to you it could be those forgotten or not so forgotten BLTs!!

BITES, LICKS and TASTES. They will creep up on you especially if you are the c...

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Get to exercise

First, it took me a while to even find an exercise program that didn't feel like bad medicine tastes. When I finally discovered vinyasa style yoga, I thought I had found the secret. It is important to find and DO an exercise you love. I also have to admit, even though I don't want to that morning...

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