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Weight Loss Secrets

The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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NEAT means a lot for losing weight

Research at the Mayo Clinic shows that NEAT, which stands for Non-exercise activity Thermogenisis is a factor in your weight. What that means is that all the activity you do during the day adds up and using calories, even more than your exercise routine. Google it and read about it.

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Believe in the power of Wii, the Wii board that is;)

I use the Wii board to help keep track of the weight I've lost or gained, by seeing my progress on screen, I'm able to visualize better my progress rather then using a regular scale. Back in January when I started to kick my weight loss goals into high gear I knew that previous methods I had tried

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Portion and Planning

I plan my entire days meals, including snacks, by putting breakfast, lunch, an snack in a bag. I do this in the morning and then set out whatever we are having for dinner. By the time I leave for work I know what my entire days meals will consist of. This has really helped me stay on track.

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Its Not The Last Time

I used to dive into purchases as soon as I got home from the store & hit buffets like a wild woman. Then it occurred to me- this wasn't the last time I would ever eat this stuff & the food would still be there tomorrow. Repeating this "motto" to myself really helped me learn to eat in moderation.

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Get to Know Your Bowl

Learn how one serving of cereal looks in your bowl. There may be a line or a part of the pattern that equals one cup. Saves you time and dirty measuring cups while making sure you've got accurate portions for tracking. Do the same with your water and milk glass. Learn the 8oz mark and 16 oz spot.

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Small Bites

When trying to eat less food or less of a temptation cut it into REALLY small pieces -even chocolate- I have these diet bars that are sweet but good for me but TINY so I cut up even smaller. I feel satisfied at the end rather than eating the 3 bites and it's gone. Use this with all meals and snacks

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slow and steady..

1-2 pounds a week folks. thats the healthy, safe way!!

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Know YOURSELF and your TEMPTATIONS!!!

On this weight loss journey,I 've learned alot about myself and HOW and WHEN I eat. One of my downfalls is eating whatever sweet treat there is {or used to be more of} ALL AT ONCE!! I don't recognize the "Save some for LATER" rule! So,when I NEED to eat dessert, I share with my husband and toddler.

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Those who have gone before.

Take advantage of the wealth of experience that is out there. Regularly read the success stories and soon your tale will be among them.

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Keep an eye on medication levels as you lose weight

I began to feel light-headed and faint sometimes after losing weight although I was eating and exercising in the recommended ranges. In fact, my improved health meant that I was over-medicated and my doctor reduced my prescribed medication to my new weight and metabolism. Great news!!

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