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  • Thanks, great article.
  • Yes, these a useful tips and they worked!
  • PJACKSONRN1
    i too believe that starting with small goals can help start in starting to build a solid foundation in creating healthy life style changes. I have tried many fad diets, including
    pills, meal substitution drinks ect. I have begun using commercials as I watch TV programs to do exercises, now its becoming a habit which I like. I had a total knee
    replacement almost 3 months ago and it totally helps with building up my quad muscle to support my knee. I have been able to eat breakfast daily. Now ill work on drinking water.
    NO COFFEE is a scary thing. That's going to take a lot of effort.
  • MUNCHKIN2235
    This article is nice and concise, thank you.
  • HILLSLUG98239
    I believe the best thing about SparkPeople is we're encouraged to discover what works for us because there's no one "right" answer when it comes to nutrition and fitness. So I get really weary of people telling me various food items or additives are poison. It may not be the healthiest thing, and there may be concerns about consuming too much, or maybe it just doesn't work for you, but no food is poison. Gluten is not poison. Sugar is not poison. Heck, artificial sweeteners are not poison. More importantly, individual experience is anecdotal evidence, not empirical evidence. So lighten up, food Nazis!

    I almost always eat in front of the TV or computer. If I'm dining alone, and I don't have that distraction, my meal will be gone in a few minutes. If I'm watching TV or playing on the computer, I eat much slower. I know what the advice is really suggesting is no mindless eating in front of the TV ~ perhaps that's what they should write.

    And yeah, I'm never giving up coffee. In fact, I nixed the idea of applying to BYU Law - a very good law school - because there was no way I would sign a contract promising to abstain. *shudder* I'm an endurance athlete, and there's plenty of evidence that caffeine enhances athletic performance. And dang it, ritual is important. There's something joyous about that steaming hot cuppa first thing in the morning. Also, I'm an Episcopalian. We may not be as well known for our coffee addiction as Lutherans are, but we do consider coffee to be a lesser sacrament.
  • I am of the opinion that there is nothing wrong with coffee, in moderation. For that matter, I will have an occasional diet soda as well. Damn the torpedoes!
  • AZRIDERS
    No coffee? Not gonna happen.
  • RUBYLEE you are so right. I have acid reflux. I don't eat at that time of the night. It goes right into my throat and I have such a burning. It hurts. I have been to the hospital on many occasions for this.
  • My new mantra:

    Mini Goals lead to Massive Changes !!
  • I very rarely do any of that list of 6 anyway - apart from eating in front of my iPlayer (not the TV). I eat on my own, so either watch something or read my book. I still take time to appreciate my food, most of the time.

    I don't think it is appropriate to disrespect or be scathing about other folks' problems, however. That is so not what SparkPeopke is about,
    Some folk have problems with getting enough exercise, or enough fruit and veg.
    Some folk have problems with taking too much exercise, or become too extreme in ridding their diets of necessary things such as salt and fats.
    We should be grateful for the opportunity to help other folk with their journey here.
  • Lol this is perfect. Eat in Moderation! Sounds Familiar!
  • Lol this is perfect. Eat in Moderation! Sounds Familiar!
  • With the incidence of heartburn on the rise avoiding eating two-three hours before bedtime makes a lot of sense. While it may not make a difference to your body in terms of how your body burns these calories, it DOES make a difference in terms of acid reflux.

    I've found that this has really helped me pretty much eliminate mindless eating in the evening, too.

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