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Weight-Loss Tips That Worked for SHAPE Reader Veronica Lewis

What Worked For Me: Veronica Lewis

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This busy mom finally made time for herself and lost 55 pounds! Read to learn her top five weight-loss tips that helped her achieve success.

Squeeze In "Me" Time

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“It may sound like an indulgence, but I hired a babysitter three times a week for an hour so I could fit in workouts. Exercising gave me so much energy, it was worth every penny!”

Find a Low-Cal Sanity Saver

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“I used to unwind with a box of cookies when I got home from work. Now I have a cup of tea or go for a walk instead. It’s
actually more relaxing!”

Rethink Dinner

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“Instead of my standard high-fat dishes, like fettuccine Alfredo or skin-on chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, I started cooking fi sh with lots of veggies. And I stopped going back for seconds.”

Stock Up

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“I always keep spinach, cut-up grilled chicken, and walnuts at work. That way I can make a salad for lunch in less time than it takes to go out and grab a huge sandwich from the deli.”

Meet Your Cravings Halfway

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“‘Everything in moderation’ is my motto. If a recipe calls for mayo, I’ll use the full-fat stuff, but less of it. And if I want ice cream, I’ll have some—but just one small scoop.”