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5 Weight Loss Tips That Worked for SHAPE Reader Buyi Zama

What Worked For Me: Buyi Zama

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Once healthy eating and exercise started to play a bigger role in this performer’s life, she was able to gain the confidence she needed to step into the spotlight. Read Buyi's 5 top weight-loss tips that helped her lose 55 pounds!

Tune Out

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“When I was heavy, I’d eat most of my meals in front of the TV. Now I pay attention to what’s on my plate, which makes it much easier for me to gauge when I’m full.”

Fake It Til You Make It

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“I used to think I hated skim milk. But after trying it in my cereal for just two weeks, I became a convert. It’s crazy how quickly your taste buds can adapt.”

Be Shortsighted

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“I hired a personal trainer—who’s actually the husband of one of my castmates—to help keep me motivated. Whenever I feel frustrated, he reminds me to focus on just getting to the next level, not to the final goal.”

Think Outside the (Bread)Box

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“My favorite snack is banana slices spread with peanut butter. I love the salty-sweet combo—and the added hit of protein.”

Take It Outside

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“Unless it’s raining or really cold, I prefer to do my cardio outdoors. The time goes by much more quickly when I’m running through the park rather than on a treadmill!”