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Help Yourself Over Diet Hurdles

Make Options Instead of Excuses
  -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer

It’s the time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions are getting more difficult to keep, and the winter weather isn’t making it any easier. You probably had a lot of enthusiasm for the first few weeks—you learned some healthy recipes, bought more fruits and veggies, probably even turned down your boss’s famous chocolate cake. But as the weeks go by, more obstacles start to creep in. Don’t be dismayed! The good news is that there are plenty of helpers to get you over those diet hurdles. 


Hurdle #1: "I don’t have time to cook." 

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Hurdle #2: I’m suffering from a case of "Portion Distortion." 

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Hurdle #3: I’m an emotional eater. 

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Hurdle #4: I don’t know what to do when I eat out. 

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Hurdle #5: I don’t know what to do at family gatherings, holidays, or on vacation. 

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Hurdle #6: I don’t eat breakfast. 

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