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Yes, this is an obvious one, but it really makes a difference. Having the right nutrition makes your body work better. The fiber, vitamins, and low calories make fruits and veggies the perfect snack or side dish to any meal.
Keep a positive attitude, have positive self-talk (support yourself like you would others), and make your goals positive (not "Don't do this" or "Stop that).
Here you'll find healthier options: vegetables, fruits, meats, diary products, and bread. Eating less processed foods is healthier, saves calories, and has more nutritional value. Plus you'll avoid temptation by sticking to the outside.
Build up your skills and break habits gradually. Start with one thing that you want to change, when you accomplish that you'll feel stronger and ready for the next challenge. Baby steps really work. If you attempt everything at once you're likely to become overwhelmed.
Before pictures are great even if they hurt. You'll have something to compare results to. Don't forget to take pictures during your journey too. Its great to have pictures of doing active things, like hiking, walking, sports, etc. These moments will make you proud and motivate you even more.