For the length of at least 1 sitcom a day, instead of sitting on the couch I walk or jog in place in front of the TV. It may not burn a ton of calories, but it is definitely better than being a couch potato!
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Sometimes I get the munchies after dinner. So, instead of eating junk food while watching tv, I postpone dessert for about 1 hour after dinner. I do the dishes, clean up the kitchen, watch a little tv, and it's nearly 8 pm - my usual time for the munchies.
This satisfies my sweet tooth, desserts are portion controlled, and it stops the mindless snacking at night in front of the tv.
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