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I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day!

Water intake is important when dieting. Water benefits the dieter in a multitude of ways including: making the dieter feel more full, keeping the digestive system working well, flushing toxins from the body, and keeping the joints and muscles hydrated.

Even though I am aware of these benefits, I hate drinking water.  I don't like anything that does not have a strong, favorable taste. The only time I can easily drink a large quantity of plain water is when I am exercising.

A tip that was given to me, is to drink one small glass of water before every meal and snack. So if you drink a glass of water before your breakfast, morning snack, lunch, after noon snack, dinner and evening snack that is 6 glasses of water and you only have to find a time to drink two more glasses!The great thing is it also causes you to eat less because it partially fills your stomach!

Another idea I was given is to add fruit to the water and let the flavor absorb into the water for a few hours before you drink it. This will give the water some flavor.

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