Get up and move around every 45 minutes when I am at a desk.
I am often posted at a desk in my job and find that if I don't move I feel terrible. I make an effort to move every 45 minutes, even if I am only pacing in the office. I feel better and my energy level rises to help me get through the day without the need for stimulants.
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Don't eat the samples unless you count the calories!
If you're in the supermarket at a certain time, you'll see little trays of sample foods in the store. Don't taste them unless you are willing to log what you ate and count the calories. Remember: Every Little Bite Counts!
Weight Watchers refers to such nibbling as BLTs: Bites, Licks, and Tastes. And it all contains calories. (BOO! HISS!) Knowing all of what you have eaten will help you to adjust your day to be as healthy as possible.
My dogs love a bite of people food with their dinner. So each night I save a bite or two of my portion to share with them. Although its small, it still saves me a few more calories here and there. Every little bit counts. And my dogs are happy. We all win.
"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito." Betty Reese
Think of this in terms of your get healthy efforts - every little change you make: food choice, temptation resistance, exercise, getting more sleep - no matter how small it may seem at the time or how long it may take to see results it all affects and benefits the change you're seeking and will show results in the end. Stay with it! Every little bit counts!
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