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Weight Loss Tips and Tricks

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    Lisa, I really appreciate these tips. now I just have to start with one. Since i have an avocado in the house, i think that’s what I’ll do! Thanks!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s awesome! So glad something resonated. Let me know how it works for you.

  2. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Adding healthy fats really helps you feel full!

    I used to frequently eat something after dinner until I started having some really nice herbal teas in the evening. It’s been my ritual for years, and I don’t miss the after dinner snack.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I can see tea curbing the nighttime cravings. I should try that.

  3. Carla

    dont start today what you cannot maintain FOREVER.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love that! It should be on a t-shirt. 🙂

  4. Maren

    I think these are some great tips! I know the feeling about going to the gym after I come home, it’s so hard to find that motivation sometimes. But like you said, just changing clothes right away sort of makes me mentally prepared and I know that it’s happening!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Mentally preparing sometimes does the trick (for a lot of things)!

  5. Bob

    Great tips for sure. For motivation, I had to constantly look in the mirror. Every time I did not feel like being bothered with what I needed to do I would walk over to my full length mirror and take a look. On bad days I had to do this several times a day. It was so important to me to keep the WHY constantly in front of me. In my case, what I saw looking back at me in the mirror may have been hard to look at but it gave me all the motivation I needed.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Having a good motivating reason makes a world of difference. I know it was EASIER for me to find the motivation to lose weight and stay on track when I was obese. Now that I’m maintaining it’s harder to find the motivation when I want to lose a few pounds…

  6. Biz

    Love all your tips! For me, since I take insulin every time I eat, my meals are around 500 calories each – so I really am not looking for a snack in between, because I am satisfied.

    I used to work with a woman who every time she went on a “diet” she would bring in canned tuna (in oil mind you!) and put it on Ritz crackers. Huh? Meanwhile I’d heat up a giant chicken stir fry with 3 cups of veggies and tell her that my meal had less calories, and obviously more nutrition! – than hers!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Restriction never works!! But choosing healthier options and eating smaller portions does.

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