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It's overwhelming looking at all of the information out there. You need to start somewhere and it doesn't have to be big. Eat a healthy breakfast. Replace junk food snacks with fruit. You don't need a big day where you change everything. Start today with what you can change and stick with it.

- Submitted by WADINGMOOSE 6/1/2010 in Getting Started | 4 Comments
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MIZBOBBIEJD 6/1/2010 3:06:00 PM

    This is a so true approach and the one I will use. I will ride my stationary bicycle on the patio today for at least 15 minutes. I will do this everyday until I can ride for 30 minutes in two 15 min intervals. Plus I already walk my dog about three times a week. May go to five days . emoticon
RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/17/2010 9:11:00 PM

    "ain't nothin to it but to do it!"
MUSICTURNSMEON 6/2/2010 11:01:00 PM

    just getting started is such great advice!

& JNUDJF, Here is a suggestion to reduce snacking: try drinking a glass of water before eating for every craving. Our minds can't usually tell the difference between hunger and thirst so try the 0 calorie option first, water!

If you still get cravings before bed, water first, then try a protein filled snack like a string cheese - protein won't give you quite the metabolism "rush" that other types of food will because it takes more work to break down. A metabolism "rush" tends to make it hard to sleep. This leads to being more tired during the day, which leads to more eatin for energy usually with a nighttime snack, which leads to worse sleep.... which leads me to my next simple suggestion...

Get all your sleep! as I said above, you can get into a bad cycle of eating for energy you could have gotten simply by sleeping 8 hours!
JNUDJF 6/2/2010 8:47:00 PM

    I recently begun walking 2-3 days a week for at least an hour..but I don't know what is a health breakfast to start your day off right with and should I stop eating after 6 or 7 pm..also,should I eat a snack after each meal to stop the cravings in between... i am a night eater.. seems like that is really when the craving is unbearable right before bed... need help............ emoticon

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