Stop eating before you feel completely full. This is a common practice on the Japanese Island of Okinawa which has one of the highest concentrations of people living to 100 in the world! (Consumer Reports on Health - March 2010)
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Set yourself daily goals, keep them small and realistic. List them and tick the off as you work through them. Follow the 80:20 rule, if you achieve 80% of your daily goals you are are 80% their, WOW.67137
Remember your cup is always half full, never half empty. Most of all SMILE and be POSITIVE
Well I think that I truly must live by this 80/20 rule seems to be working!! Honestly there is no way I could EVER give up on all the things I love in life...so sticking to ensuring I have one snack per day keeps a good balance of eating 80% clean and %20 junk! Like I say not that I NEED to have a cookie but my lord I love my chocolate chip cookies and if I get my butt on the treadmill and work it I deserve a cookie!!
In order to maintain my weight loss I go by the 80/20 rule. I eat healthy 80% of the time and allow myself to indulge 20% of the time. This keeps me on an even keel and allows me to have some of my favorite treats so I don't feel deprived and start binging. It has worked well for me for almost a year now!
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