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Don't Suffer

Find what works for you, and what works for you in the long run. Don't do anything that you can't imagine yourself still doing 10 years from now. Enjoy your journey.

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Reinvent Yourself

Keep changing, keep trying new things. Be that new foods, new work outs, or new outlooks! It helps keep things fresh and will keep you excited about your journey.

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Organization is Key

One thing that helps me keep my portions under control is arranging my plate before I start eating. I go to a lot of big meals, so instead of adding food to my plate and eating along the way, I wait until ALL the food is served to the table and arrange all the food that I want to eat onto my plate....

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Eat your Veggies (First)

Something that I found really helps me lots is starting my meals with the veggies. They say you should never go hungry, but now that my body is used to eating at regular times, I'm instinctively hungry at meal times. And I do love veggies, but when I'm hungry I want MOAR REAL FOOD. Even when you're ...

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Men's Best Friend


Have you got a dog? Walk your dog. My dog is the best running partner I've ever had. He never stands me up. He's never too tired. And I can be sure he's going to remind me that yes, we are going out!

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Veggies

Try and mix fresh vegetables with your meals as much as possible. Always start your meal with the veggies. I find that this way I am much more likely to finish off all the vegetables. Also, I am less hungry when I get to the main dish, and while I still enjoy it, I am less likely to get second helpi...

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