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Updated by Kyle Hunt on Mar 12, 2013
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How to Keep Weight off Once You've Lost It

Losing weight is no easy feat--in fact, it’s downright difficult. The holiday season only recently ended, and most of us are still feeling the effects of too much pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream (I know I am), but there are things that can be done to lose weight, and then keep the weight off once it’s gone. Check out the tips below to keep those stubborn pounds from doubling up once more.

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Eat healthy snacks early and often

Eat healthy snacks early and often

It may seem counterproductive to eat more, but nutrition experts are always quick to tell people that more is better, as long as the more is better. Take a bag of fruit, vegetables, or low-fat crackers with you wherever you go during the day to avoid long bouts of hunger. When you stay satisfied your body doesn’t go into shock and crave food that’s bad for you. It’s important to eat snacks before you have the desire to binge on junk food.

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Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water

Keeping yourself hydrated is vital to keeping off excess weight. Your body is made up over 70 percent water, and because it consists of water it requires water to function properly. Experts recommend drinking no less than 8 glasses of water per day. Another simple way to calculate how much water you need is to take your body weight, divide it by two, and that’s how many ounces of water you should be consuming every day.

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Participate in regular exercise

Participate in regular exercise

It’s a mystery why some people believe that they can keep weight off without exercising. Exercise is essential to overall health and helps you lose weight by jumpstarting your metabolism. Try walking on your lunchbreak or biking to work if you can’t get to the gym or do a lengthy workout. Some exercise is always better than no exercise at all.

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Continue to Use Your Mind

Continue to Use Your Mind

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