Carolyn Magner

Limit sweets

Hide your stash of sweets in an inconvenient place like your garage or back of the truck. The less accessible the treat, the better the chance of resistance!

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Ice water

Drinking ice water with your meal helps you feel fuller and order less food. Order extra ice with your drink and you will burn more calories.

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Protein snacks

Heat a high protein snack like string cheese or yogurt within 45 minutes after working out. It helps your muscles rebuild and helps burn calories.

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Preventing colds

Throw away your toothbrush and get a new one after a bad cold or flu. Use disposable cups and paper towels to help prevent spreading the infection to family members.

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Health Product: Seasonal Affective Disorder Light Box

Philips goLITE BLU Plus Light Therapy Device Price: $147.99 http://www.amazon.com/Philips-goLITE-BLU-Therapy-Device/dp/B001I45XL8 We used to call them the winter blues – now they call it seasonal affective disorder.  The lack of can make you feel depressed, listless, and low in energy. Luckily, there’s a relatively simple treatment. The Philips goLITE BLU Plus energy light is clinically proven to naturally boost your mood and energy and fight winter blues in as little as 15 minutes a day. Featuring breakthrough Bluewave technology, ...

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Sniff and feel better

Scents like lemons, basil, juniper and lavender are found to lower stress and reduce the flight or fight stress responses.  When you are feeling tense, sniff a lemon for some relief.

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Buyer's remorse

Dear Carolyn, My wife has changed since we got married. When we were dating she was funny, kind and a blast to hang out with. Now, all she does is complain about how I don't do what she wants me to do. I feel like I got the bad end of the stick in this deal. We got married after only two months of dating and everyone loves to tell me they told me so. What do ...

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Check the oil

Add olive oil to your diet. Studies show that olive oil is good for your cholesterol regulations and may have anti inflammatory effects as well as protection for your heart. Plus, it tastes good!

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Clear the clutter!

Rid your cab of energy sapping clutter. Sort your stuff into four boxes labled: things to keep, things to donate, things to store and things to throw away. If you don’t need it or love it- toss it!

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Repent and don’t repeat!

Dear Carolyn, My conscience is killing me. Years ago I had a fling with a married woman.  Now that I’m married to a great gal, I feel like I should confess my past sins. Do you think that’s a good idea? I want to prevent this from happening again. Mark Dear Mark, A conscience doesn’t prevent sin, it prevents you from enjoying the sin.  Save the confessions for the priest.  No need to worry your new bride. You have ...

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