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This little snack helps me get thru major sweet cravings. Im not into mixing my fruit into things so I just eat the chunk pineapple right outta the can after i take a bit of the cheese. its soooo yummy! And does the trick.
Many people have the problem of standing a bit too wide when asked to stand with their feet hip-width apart. A FitSugar blog post explains how to find this stance naturally:
Anytime I have just a few minutes, on commercials, even right after using the restroom before flushing and walking out into the feront room, I jog in place for a minute. It raises my heart rate and wakes my body up to get my blood flowing and my heart beating.
It doesn't matter whether you're walking, working out at the gym or cleaning the house. Just get on your feet and move! I find that music usually helps get my feet moving. So turn some on and turn those dreary chores into a fun dancing workout.
I work on the computer all day and like to take a break and run up and down the stairs a few times. Sometimes I will put a pile of stuff at the top and run up and get one thing each time till all the stuff is at the bottom. I'm goal-oriented and this keeps me going - to finish getting the stuff!
Each time I get up from my desk to use the restroom, if the room is empty I go to the largest stall and do 30 jumping jacks. Because I'm drinking so much water, I go fairly often, and it gives me lots of opportunities to sneak in exercise and rev up my metabolism.
Hunger isn't necessarily for food!
When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.