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Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons

Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons to Reinstate the Family Meal

By Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist

Once upon a time, the family dinner was an institution. In the mid-twentieth century, it wa...

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Burn extra calories every chance you get

I do the usual things to burn more calories...use stairs when possible, park further away, etc. But, some others I do are march in place while I dry my hair, when we have down time in the lab I walk a big circle around the lab until more work is ready, when I check the mail I walk the long way aroun...

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Optimistic

As an optimist I think of each problem as just another wonderful opportunity to overcome a challenge.

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Seeing how far you've come

If I feel I'm getting 'stuck', motivation is down and the need to binge eat is calling, I put hand weights or books in a carrier bag to the value of the weight I've lost so far. Just lifting it up and maybe carrying it up a few stairs makes me realise the dead weight I was carrying before and I know...

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Avoid Temptation When Eating Out

When I go out to eat, I find it helpful to go straight for the healthiest section of the menu, whether it is the salads or a complete "Light menu." I don't even bother looking at the rest of the menu because that makes things too tempting.

Another tip, when eating out with a bunch of people, ...

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Garden for Success

You know you can burn calories while gardening, I have always found gardening to be my happy medium. Where else can you dig a hole and stuff all your angry, negative feelings and disappointments of your day and watch something beautiful bloom/come from it. You can also help your environment as wel...

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Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?


If you don't drink enough water, you can easily become dehydrated. Many actually mistake their thirst for hunger, and this is one of the basic premises behind the idea that drinking water may alleviate hunger and help you lose weight.

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Atomic Fire Balls

When I'm craving something sweet, my go-to is an atomic fireball. The little red piece of candy is too hard to bite, so it lasts a long time and keeps me from overeating. At only 23 calories, it's a good deal!

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Stay with it!

Get knocked down 7 times, stand up 8!

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Weigh-in

Don't worry about weigh-ins because the scale does lie!

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