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8 foods you might think are healthy but they aren’t

8 foods you might think are healthy but they aren’t

Added sugar is the problem in most of the foods below Granola cereal and granola bars Granola cereal On average, 1/2 cup of granola cereal has 12 grams of sugar and 300 calories. Compare..

A 10-week plan to 10,000 steps

A 10-week plan to 10,000 steps

Increase from 3,000 steps to 10,000 steps Below is a 10-week plan to help you gradually increase from 3,000 steps a day to 10,000 steps a day. (Where did the 10,000 step recommendation come..

How to cut back on sugar in your diet

How to cut back on sugar in your diet

Gradually cut back on foods that contain added sugar Many foods and beverages contain added sugar (sugar added during processing). Use the tips below to gradually reduce: the amount of..

Tips to eat less (control your portions) at a restaurant

Tips to eat less (control your portions) at a restaurant

Follow easy tips for restaurant portion control: Restaurant portions seem to be getting larger and larger. Use the tips below to help you control your portions when eating out. Request a..

How to eat less; tips for portion control at home and the office

How to eat less; tips for portion control at home and the office

Tips for portion control at home and the office Use smaller plates and glasses Swap out your dinner plates for salad plates Dinner plates are generally 10 – 10 ¾ inches in diameter..

10 ways to stay motivated when you’re not losing weight

10 ways to stay motivated when you’re not losing weight

Visualize your future self, set behavior goals, reward positive behavior, and change your definition of success Use the 10 tips below to help you stay motivated on your journey to permanent..

Solutions for the most common exercise excuses

Solutions for the most common exercise excuses

Below are solutions for four common exercise excuses. Common exercise excuses include: “I don’t have time.” “I don’t have enough energy.” (“I’m too..

How many calories are in potato chips, corn chips, and torilla chips?

How many calories are in potato chips, corn chips, and torilla chips?

There are 908 – 1950 calories in a 5.6 oz. – 13 oz. bag of chips. Below are the approximate number of calories (and amount of sodium) in a variety of chips (potato, corn, and..

Use a hunger scale to control eating and lose weight

Use a hunger scale to control eating and lose weight

Use a 0-10 hunger scale. Start eating at 3 (slightly hungry) and stop eating at 5 (content). Use a 0-10 scale to rate your hunger throughout the day. Learn to start eating when you are..

Why Americans are unsuccessful at losing weight

Why Americans are unsuccessful at losing weight

8 reasons (self-reported) Americans don’t reach their goal weight: According to the Calorie Control Council National Consumer Survey (2010), 54% of Americans are “trying to lose..

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