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When in doubt, leave it out!

When you are not sure what is in a certain food or whether it is diet friendly opt out and choose your fail-safes such as water, vegetables and fruit!

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Be Accountable

If you have enough time to complain about it, you have enough time to do something about it!

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Don't Keep it a Secret!

If you feel ill or find an unusual lump or anything of the sort don't be afraid and keep it a secret! Not only may you prevent early detection and treatment but the lack of moral support and just the stress of not knowing will be your demise! Ignorance is not bliss - early detection, treatment and...

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Use it or Lose it

Get into a regular routine of cardio and weight training. After age 20 muscles, when not being used, will decrease in mass half a pound per year! Maximum bone density is achieved until age 30 where, without action may allow bones to lose mass as well.

If you want to keep your groove, contin...

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X Marks the Spot!

For easy peeling of tomatoes simply penetrate the skin of the tomato with a knife to make a "x" then add the tomato to boiling water and watch for when the skin peels back or spreads in a stretchmark-like manner!

X marks the spot, add the circle (tomato) to the pot!

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Elation Vacation

Choose a national or provincial park for your vacation destination! You will expand your knowledge on nature and the ecosystem while staying healthy and bonding with your family with all of the active options like hiking, biking and canoeing!

It is a win in every sense and you won't feel gui...

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Give and You Shall Receive!

When you give encouragement you receive in return!

When you give all you can to exercise you will improve your fitness!

When you give thought to you diet and eat healthy and responsibly you will be healthier!

But when you give up and give in, you admit defeat!

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It's MY Birthday!

Since it is your special day let your family or friends know what type of cake or cake substitute you would like! Don't let a friend's good intention be your demise, request what is good for your thighs!

Portion controlled angel food cake is a healthier cake option!

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Speak up!

When ordering at a restaurant and you are unsure of the preparation method or coating on something, ask! If is not the way you would prefer ask if it would be possible to alter and I have yet to find an establishment that hasn't obliged.

Be the boss to aid in weight loss! (or maintenance)

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Put yourself out there!

Don't be stuck with the "what ifs" of doing or not doing something. You will never know what could have been unless you have tried!

More often than not it will turn out well and if not you will not suffer the guilt of not acting and will learn for next time!

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