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Watching your calories in and your calories out and finding the correct balance is the key to successful weight loss.9
Knowing the amount of calories you burn and the amount of calories you eat and doing this correctly allows for weight loss. Too many calories in - you can gain weight not enough calores in - your body goes into starvation mode and doesn't allow you to lose anyweight either.
I heard a weight loss expert on a radio talk show putting down acai berry diets. She says people keep looking for short cuts but she never saw anybody succeed in long term weight loss without balance, moderation, discipline, consistency, and persistence. I thought that if those five words make up the sum total of all successful weight loss "secrets," I'd be wise to memorize them and make them my mantra on days when the going gets tough.
I kept bemoaning that I didn't actually run or walk ever until I realized those lunch-time errands might help. I used the Fitness Tracker and mapped my route from my building to the CVS and back. I was able to quickly see that going around 2 blocks would make 1 mile.
I feel successful that I am intently walking.
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