List: Fifty more weight loss tips (51-100).

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Fifty more weight loss tips.

This is list is fifty tips that may assist with your weight loss endeavor.  In the last several years, I have made a list of weight loss tips that I have made on this site.  I tended to post a new tip every Wednesday and sometimes on Friday.  Some think will apply to use and others will not.  I recommend that you pick one or two and slowly add them to your daily plan.  Do not overdo change or it will overwhelm you.  This list is a list of weight loss tips 51-100.  

Weight Loss Tips:51-100

  1. Weight Loss Tip 51 - Scan Your Shopping Cart
    Weight Loss Tip: Scan Your Shopping Cart
    Before you get in the check out line, review your shopping cart one last time.   You made a list and you think you stuck to it.  Then you get home and realize you just fell for the snack trap.  What is the snack trap you may ask?  The snack trap is the grocery store. …
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  2. Weight Loss Tip 52 - Go Slow
    Weight Loss Tip: Go Slow
    Slow and steady progress will win the weight loss race. Everyone is looking for a quick trip to a new weight, but the key to weight loss success is to retrain your daily routine.  Once you develop a new routine, you will more likely to stick to the healthy lifestyle.  If you lose the …
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  3. Weight Loss Tip 53 - Eat Veggies First
    Weight Loss Tip: Eat Your Vegetables First
    Vegetables are the perfect diet food.   Weight loss and weight gain are directly related to the pattern of how and what you eat.  If you set a pattern and repeat it each time you eat, you will make it a habit or a part of your routine.  Once it is a part of your routine, you will …
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  4. Weight Loss Tip 54 - Embrace Slow Change
    Weight Loss Tip: Embrace Slow Change
    Slow change is the key to long term weight loss success.   We live in the day of instant gratification.  Every thing we do is fast or quick.  We have fast food, instant oats, and microwave meals.  We can quickly order something online and have it delivered to our door in a …
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  5. Weight Loss Tip 55 - Build More Muscle
    Weight Loss Tip: Build More Muscle
     Increased muscle mass means more calories burned. You are thinking of losing weight.  The key concept is that the speed of weight loss is dependent on your metabolism.  You can increase your metabolism by increasing your muscle mass.  Two people of the same biologic gender and …
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  6. Weight Loss Tip 56 - Reduce Your Plate Size
    Weight loss tip: Reduce Your Plate Size
    Let Your Plate Size Help Shrink Your Waist Shrinking your plate is a simple method to make you perceive your portions are larger than they are.  Cornell University has been doing studies on plate size and color for years, and their researchers have found that using a smaller plate is …
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  7. Weight Loss Tip 57 - Pay Attention to What You Eat
    Weight Loss Tip: Pay Attention to What You Eat
    Less mindless eating will reduce your waistline. How many times have you sat down on the couch with a bowl or bag of popcorn and before you know it, the container was empty, and you are left looking for where it has all went.  We all love to have a moment on the couch watching Television with …
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  8. Weight Loss Tip 58 - Expect and Plan for Setbacks
    Weight Loss Tip: Expect and Plan for Setbacks 
    A small slip-up is not the end of the world.   We have all been there before.  You plan for this great success and then a few small slip-ups, and you are totally defeated, physically and emotionally.  Your path to health now has encountered a road bump or block, and you now feel …
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  9. Weight Loss Tip 59 - Have a Cup of Joe
    Weight Loss Tip: Have a Cup of Joe
    Black Coffee Can Help With Weight Loss.   Coffee and caffeine have been unfairly demonized. If you read many of the articles on caffeine and coffee you will come to the belief that a cup of joe is unhealthy.  Nothing could be further from the truth unless you have a condition such as …
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  10. Weight Loss Tip 60 - Leave a Little on Your Plate
    Weight Loss Tip: Leave a little on your plate
    Saving leftovers can help with weight loss.   My grandmother was part of the group that survived the Great Depression.  They thought that food wasted was a sin and encouraged us all to clean out plates.  They encouraged us to eat every last bite on our plates.  They even …
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  11. Weight Loss Tip 61 - Avoid Fad Diets
    Weight Loss Tip: Avoid Fad Diets
    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   Today, you will start a new diet. Tomorrow, you will break your diet.   Next, you will awake to plan or start a new diet, or maybe you will wait a week.  It is a vicious and deleterious cycle, not only for …
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  12. Weight Loss Tip 62 - Purge Your Pantry
    Weight Loss Tip: Purge Your Pantry
    Remove all tempting low-quality food from your kitchen.   You are embarking on a lifestyle change with a goal of losing weight and living healthier.  If you are like me, you have probably squirreled away various foods that were on sale at your local market.  The problem is that these …
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  13. Weight Loss Tip 63 - Add a little cinnamon to your diet
    Weight Loss Tip: Add a little cinnamon to your diet
    A scoop of cinnamon a day will keep the fat away.   There is plenty of research to pack up cinnamon’s health benefits.  Studies have shown that including cinnamon in your daily diet can help you balance your blood sugar and lose weight.  Who would think that something as …
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  14. Weight Loss Tip 64 - Cut out the snacks
    Weight Loss Tip: Cut out the snacks
    Snack foods might be making you fat. Snacking foods might be the enemy to reducing your waistline.  The problem with snacking is that it often adds calories to your diet that are low calorie.  Birthday cake, candy bars, cookies, chips, doughnuts, and pretzels are terrible for your …
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  15. Weight Loss Tip 65 - Hydrate before you masticate
    Weight loss tip: Hydrate before you masticate
    Drinking a 16-ounce glass of cold water before every meal may decrease calories eaten As long as I can remember, I have recommended a full glass of water before each meal.  Since your body is made up of up to 60%[1] water by volume, it only makes sense that our bodies would operate more …
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  16. Weight Loss Tip 66 - Forget About Regular Diets
    Weight Loss Tip: Forget About Regular Diets
    Avoid dieting, eat and exercise better. Dieting conjures up the thoughts of the Spanish Inquisition or torture in a sweat box in Southeast Asia.  Part of me would rather have bamboo shoots under my finger nails.  To say the least, I am not a fan of the term diet.  A diet is often too …
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  17. Weight Loss Tip 67 - BUY A PEDOMETER
    Weight loss tip: Buy a Pedometer
    A pedometer can keep you honest in getting up from your desk. A pedometer is just a tool for us to measure our progress on a daily basis step by step.  Pedometers are not perfect, but they do give you a sense of how well you are doing on a daily basis.  You can use it as a tool to …
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  18. Weight Loss Tip 68 - Make Your Own Snack Packs
    Weight Loss Tip: Make Your Own Snack Packs
    Create your own snack packs Making your own snack packs is more economical and may reduce grazing.  Grazing the candy bowls or cake cutting ceremonies at work can hurt your chances of weight I am very supportive of smarter snack choices.  It is hard to make good choices if you eat from …
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  19. Weight Loss Tip 69 - Eat More Greens
    Weight loss tip: Eat More Greens
    Greens are slimming and filling.   Green foods such as lettuce, broccoli, and spinach are low and calories, filling, and slimming.  Green salads are a healthful addition to any diet, as long you do not smother it in dressing.  Instead of dressing, consider adding a twist of …
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  20. Weight Loss Tip 70 - Get More Sleep
    Weight Loss Tip: Get More Sleep
    Get more sleep during the work week.   We all do it.  We go to work during the day, and we spend our evenings trying to do our hobbies and be with our family.  All of the time we spend burning the candles at both ends is catching up with us. A lack of sleep makes us   …
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  21. Weight Loss Tip 71 - Eat With Your Non-dominant Hand
    Weight Loss Tip: Eat With Your Non-dominant Hand
    Eating with your non-dominant hand can reduce how much you eat.   We are all looking for habits that will help you decrease your calorie intake.  I have found one that is research proven to decrease food intake.   The study was completed in 2011 and published in Personality and …
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  22. Weight Loss Tip 72 - Sit at the end of the dinner table
    Weight Loss Tip: Sit at the end of the dinner table.
    People who sit in the middle eat more at parties and gatherings.   So you are at a party or a family dinner at this new restaurant.  Where do you sit at the table?  Wait staff tends to place all of the appetizers and bread near the center of the table.  If you’re …
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  23. Weight Loss Tip 73 - Replace Unhealthy with Healthier Choices
    Weight Loss Tip: Replace the Unhealthy with Healthier Choices
    Tips to maximize weight loss and minimize hunger and malnutrition.   In dieting, it is easy to miss a step or get off track in our busy lives.  You get busy and stop at that convenience fast food establishment on your way home from work.  You have just blown your diet and you are …
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  24. Weight Loss Tip 74 - Go Low or Sugar-Free
    Weight Loss Tip: Go Low or Sugar-Free
    Reducing sugar can help with weight loss Sugar is the ultimate in empty calories.  When you begin to reduce your sugar intake, you will likely not only lose weight but also feel better.  There are many reasons to reduce my sugar consumption.  I decided to make a lifestyle change …
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  25. Weight Loss Tip 76 - Develop a Meal Routine
    Weight Loss Tip: Develop a Meal Routine
    Plan your meal schedule and stick to the routine.   I have heard a lot of diet experts speak that should eat before you exercise and yet others express the benefits of eating after you exercise.  Some say that you should fast 18 hours a day and other say never …
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  26. Weight Loss Tip 77 - Pack your lunch not the pounds
    Weight Loss Tip: Pack your lunch not the pounds
    Packing your lunch can help you lose weight.   You have started a new diet and now, you are feeling pretty good about yourself.  You are walking with confidence and have a great outlook on your prospects for weight loss success strolling into work.  Unfortunately, there is …
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  27. Weight Loss Tip 78 - Measure Everything
    Weight Loss Tip: Measure Everything
    Measuring is key to portion control.   Measuring is one measure to control your portion size, but no, you do not have to weigh and measure your food if you are trying to lose weight.  Personally, I do recommend, however, that you familiarize yourself with portion sizes and one way to do …
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  28. Weight Loss Tip 79 - Schedule Your Meals and Workouts
    Weight Loss Tip: Schedule Your Meals and Workouts
    Scheduling your meals workouts in advance can help with weight loss.   I am a busy executive for a major medical center.  My days are full and my schedule often changes from moment to moment.  I used a daily planner or Outlook to kept me organized and on time.   All aspects …
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  29. Weight Loss Tip 80 - Choose your calories wisely
    Weight Loss Tip: Choose your calories wisely.
    Become aware of your calories. You have heard the saying that a calorie is a calorie.  Not all calories are not created equal.  Sugar is an empty calorie.  You may develop consistent cravings for foods with a low nutritional value, that does not mean that you have to fall or the trap …
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  30. Weight Loss Tip 81 - Use Hot Peppers or Hot Sauce as a Condiment
    Weight Loss Tip: Use Hot Peppers or Hot Sauce as a Condiment
    Substituting hot peppers or hot sauce for condiments can reduce your calorie intake  Most of us would not think a small drizzle of our favorite condiment would much of a difference to our calorie count or weight.  The problem is that most of us go overboard and a what is a little ends up …
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  31. Weight Loss Tip 83 - Add Fat-Free Broth or Demi-glace
    Weight Loss Tip: Add Fat-Free Broth or Demi-glace
    Fat-free broth or demi-glace can add lots of flavor with minimal calories.    Cooking for yourself is not an easy thing. Cooking for yourself can get monotonous but especially if you eat only microwave meals.  I found many ways to help increase the flavor of my meals but many do …
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  32. Weight Loss Tip 84 - Teamwork may assist with weight lossWeight Loss Tip 84 - Teamwork may assist with weight loss
    Weight Loss Tip: Teamwork may assist with weight loss
    Committing to weight loss together will up your odds of success.  If you are trying to lose weight, consider joining a weight-loss group and competing against others.  Enlist a friend or your spouse to join with you.  We all know that consistency is the key to weight loss success and …
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  33. Weight Loss Tip 85 - Know your serving sizes
    Weight Loss Tip: Know your serving sizes
    Portion or serving size is key to weight loss and maintenance.    The serving size in the United States has been growing for the past 50 years.  Unfortunately, our serving sizes are influenced by all the wrong things.  Product packaging has become larger, and the number of …
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  34. Weight loss tip 86 - Make time to exercise
    Weight loss tip: Make time to exercise!
    Don’t Find Time, Make Time to Exercise!   You have heard many people say that exercise makes you fit and eating right makes you slim.  Do not misinterpret this statement!  This statement does not mean that activity is not essential.  Plain and simple, this statement …
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  35. Weight Loss Tip 87 - Don’t turn to your comfort foods
    Weight loss tip: Don’t turn to your comfort foods.
    Emotional eating can tank your weight loss plans, so get control of your comfort foods.   Emotional stress can create some of the strongest food cravings.  They tend to hit when you are weak, and it is near to impossible to fight off the urge to turn to your comfort foods.  When …
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  36. Weight loss tip 88 - Add eggs to your breakfast
    Weight loss tip: Add eggs to your breakfast.
    Eat Eggs For Breakfast and Lose Weight Successful weight loss is as simple as making good decisions for your breakfast.  Adding eggs to your diet may be one of the easiest things to do if you are trying to lose weight.  Eggs are cheap, easy to make, and they are a great source …
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  37. Weight Loss Tip 89 - Interval training can help you lose weigh
    Weight Loss Tip: Interval training can help you lose weight.
    Add interval training because it can help you lose weight. Interval training is when you vary your speeds and intensity throughout your workout and involves repetitions of series of low- to high-intensity workouts that are abbreviated by rest periods that may encompass true rest or …
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  38. Weight Loss Tip 90 - The Rule of One
    Weight Loss Tip: The Rule of One
    Use the Rule of One to reduce your holiday indiscretions.   The key to weight loss is not depriving you of the foods you desire.  If you truly want the food and completely avoid it, you might make the desire for the food stronger.  I strongly recommend eating a smaller portion …
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  39. Weight Loss Tip 91 - Increase Your Water Intake
    Weight Loss Tip: Increase Your Water Intake
    Drink More Water and Lost Weight Water is an essential part of your diet.  Your body is 50-60% water and it needs it for everything from digestions to clearing toxins from your cells.  Water is also essential for weight loss because water contains zero calories.  Water can be an …
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  40. Weight Loss Tip 92 - Plan Your Meals Ahead
    Weight Loss Tip: Plan Your Meals Ahead
    Plan tomorrow’s meals before your hungry. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a proponent for folks to enjoy life.  There is no reason to be miserable so you might as well have fun.  Most of the time, I can meet this challenge, but over the past two months, I have struggled.  …
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  41. Weight Loss Tip 93 - Meditate to Lose weight
    Weight Loss Tip: Meditate to Lose Weight
    Meditation might help with weight loss. Before you commit to that fad diet you’re considering, try meditation.   Meditation is a simple and easy strategy that could be just what you are looking for to cut a few pounds.  It may not only help you get that slim waistline but also lower …
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  42. Weight Loss Tip 96 - Eat a Big Breakfast
    Weight loss tip: Eat a big breakfast
    Eating a big breakfast may keep you full longer. Eating a larger meal at the beginning of the day will keep you full longer.  I know you have heard it a million times if not more that breakfast is the key to starting the day right.  A well balanced healthy breakfast can keep you full all …
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  43. Weight Loss Tip 97 - Chew Some Gum
    Weight Loss Tip: Chew some gum.
    Chewing gum reduces appetite and cravings. Distracting yourself from hunger has long been shown to reduce hunger and cravings.  It appears that cravings, in particular, are short-lived and will dissipate if you can distract yourself for 10-20 minutes.  There are many ways to …
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  44. Weight Loss Tip 98 - Sit Less and Move More
    Weight Loss Tip: Move More, Sit Less
    Get up and move more!   I am sure you have seen the multitude of articles equating sitting to be the new smoking.  There is no doubt about it that the research points to sitting as the new significant health risk.  The longer you sit, the higher your risk of diabetes type 2, …
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  45. Weight Loss Tip 99 - Have a grocery shopping strategy
    Weight Loss Tip: Have a grocery shopping strategy
     
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  46. Weight Loss Tip 101 - Weight Loss is Not A Race
    Weight loss tip: Slow Down
    Remember, Weight Loss is Not A Race In the United States, nearly two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. Most want to lose weight, and many of them have tried to lose weight.  The question is if it is better to lose weight quickly or slowly.  I am sure you have read for years that …
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  47. Weight Loss Tip 102 - Turn Housework into a Workout
    Weight Loss Tip: Turn Housework into a Workout
    Housework stacks up well against exercise and can help with weight loss I absolutely hate working out and for that matter.  I also despise housework, but if I had my choice, I would rather do housework in the air-conditioning rather than sweat outside in the humidity.  If I could take a …
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  48. Weight Loss Tip 103 - Go lower Carb
    Weight loss tip: Go lower carb
    Low-carbohydrate diets help with weight loss.   The fact is that low-carb diets are effective at weight loss.  I have been told that eating fat will make you fat.  It is actually much more complicated than that.  Excess calories are the cause of weight gain, and in particular, …
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  49. Weight Loss tip 104 - Drink Green Tea
    Weight Loss Tip: Drink Green Tea
    Green tea has been shown to reduce abdominal circumference Most of us focus on weight when we start on a health kick.  Our goal is always centered on the scale so every day millions of Americans will start the day by stepping on the size and this number will skyrocket after the first of the …
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  50. Weight Loss Tip 105 - Eat More Walnuts
    Weight loss tip: Eat More Walnuts
     A handful of walnuts may help with losing weight I know what you are thinking.  Walnuts are high in fat and fat makes you fat.  Although, it would seem that since walnuts are high in fat and calories that they cause weight gain and would be of little help with weight loss.   …
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The bottom line: These are a few of the recommended weight loss tips that have worked for me, so  I decided to write about them.  I will post more in the next couple of months and continue to add them in lists.  I hope you find each of them helpful.  
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ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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