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More Than 50 Tips to Help You Lose Weight and Keep It Off

There's no denying that losing weight can be hard and frustrating. It takes commitment, hard work, and, for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But armed with these 51 techniques, losing weight suddenly becomes easier.

If you're looking for quick fixes or a lose-10-pounds-in-10-days kind of promise, then you've come to the wrong place. But if you want an insider's guide on how to lose weight and keep it off for good, keep reading. From basic weight-loss fundamentals to hacks you can incorporate into your lifestyle, these weight-loss tips will help you reach your goals.


Set New Goals

Even if the first 10 pounds are already off, it's important to redesign fitness goals as you progress. As you do this, remember to always celebrate healthy accomplishments like hitting a new running milestone. The simple act of acknowledgement does wonders for motivation.

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Get Cooking

Dining out occasionally is a nice way to spend an evening, but avoid making it a habit. The secret ingredient at many restaurants is butter and excessive oil - in other words, more calories. Studies have repeatedly shown a relationship between number of meals eaten out and greater weight gain. Cooking your own meals helps you control ingredients and also helps manage portion sizes. At a loss for what to do in the kitchen? Here are some healthy recipes to help get you started.

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Eat Foods That Fight Fat

Since every calorie counts, make sure you are stocking up on filling foods like almonds and oatmeal, as well as soybeans and sweet potatoes. Don't fear the MUFAs either; monounsaturated fatty acids are a good type of fat that may help you keep weight down, so make sure to add avocado and nuts like almonds to your daily diet.

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Monitor Your Progress

With all your hard work eating right and exercising, find an accurate way to keep track of your progress. Hopping on a scale, although not everyone's favorite thing to do, is one way to monitor how much weight you've lost. But if weighing yourself gives you anxiety, then monitor your progress by taking

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