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The top 5 things you can do to improve your health permanently:

The top 5 things you can do to improve your health permanently: Stay Hydrated: There was a study a few years ago that found that most overweight people have lost their ability to determine thirst from hunger. If you have the urge to put something in your mouth, think about how much water you have had to drink. You might just be thirsty! Keep some junk in the house: I cringe when I hear people clearing out their kitchens and buying only healthy food in order to “jumpstart” their diet. What happens when you are headed home from a long day at work and all you have to eat at home is fish, chicken, broccoli and berries? Well, if it was me I would probably hit the drive through! Getting healthier doesn’t mean being perfect. Any meal cooked at home (even most that can be microwaved) is a better choice than a #3 at the drive thru. Also keep some sweet stuff in the freezer (in our case it is the garage freezer so we have to work a little for it). Snack sized candy, breakfast cereals and salty sn…

Jumping in with both feet.

Hi guys! I looked back at the old site I used to log my food before MFP this morning; I started online logging on January 22, 2004. My, what a long strange trip it has been! If I remember correctly, Nolan was going on deployment for several months and I wanted to look HOT when he got home. Long story short…. I lost 8, gained 7 back and he came back that summer to basically the same person. Oh well… better luck next time! Over the years I have learned a lot, both from my successes and my mistakes. Here are a few tips I picked up along the way.                 You went to Vegas for the weekend… ate too much drank too much, and didn’t work-out. So now it is Monday morning and you are regretful. What do you do?  Wake up vowing to eat nothing till Wednesday right? WRONG! I don’t know how many YEARS I did this over and over…and over again. It doesn’t work. So now when I gain 5 pounds in two days I start Monday out with a solid workout and a healthy filling breakfast. It is the absolute BEST …