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Starting a healthy lifestyle

When first starting you will constantly find yourself faced with the urge to quit......DON'T
Instead keep doing any little bit to keep yourself moving toward your goal. Read healthy articles; do bits of exercise here and there; try to include healthy snacks. Don't give up!

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Self-Care

Going to bed earlier helps me stay away from food. I eat dinner early and instead of staying up when I really am tired, I prepare my menu for the next day then have a leisurely bedtime ritual: bath, stretching, personal care and read. By then, I am tired and get a good night's sleep!

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Weighing Food With Postal Scale Is a Big Help

My postal scale doubles as a food scale for weighing meats and cheeses to help keep me on track. It's always handy and leaves no doubt about my calorie intake for a meal.

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Cravings

It seems that if I eat a snack (usually popcorn) at night, the next night I crave it terribly. After a few nights of not eating it, the cravings subside. I think cravings sometimes are a result of habit, not hunger.

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always choose the hills

In the area where i jog which is a local park, i have a choice of a lake path or the parks road which has a lot of steep inclines, i chose the steep inclin'd road and ive never regreted it, it really gets my heart pumping and by time i complete those three miles i feel like ive accomplished somethin...

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hunger pangs

whenever i have those sudden hunger pangs i grab a bottle and continue sipping water till it disappears.. gulping too much water will cause nausea .. if i am at home i grab a carrot or cucumber .. muching gives u that satisfaction

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nutrition counter

the first tool i learned to use on this site is the nutrition counter, and it is the most useful tool in my opinion. if you keep up with the nutrition counter, youll visit the site enough to slowly get accustomed to the other features.

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never give up

No matter how bad a day , a eek or a month went never give up...dust yourself off and get right back on the healthy path, it's never going to be perfect

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Pedometer

I clip on the pedometer first thing in the morning and take it off right before going to bed. I look at it during the day to check the step count. It encourages me to even walk in place in front of the computer to add steps.

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