Indulge moderately

| September 26, 2011

Don’t completely give up on your favorite desserts when dieting. Just learn to eat them in moderation.

Portion control

| September 25, 2011

Trying to learn portion control? Invest in a food scale and measuring cups. These tools will teach you the most about sizing your meals in order to meet your weight loss goals.

Be positive

| September 24, 2011

Stay positive: Write yourself a note this week that congratulates all of the things you did well on your diet and exercise plans. Put it on the fridge for motivation.

Don't slack on weekends

| September 23, 2011

Learn to live a healthy lifestyle every day of the week. Don’t slump on weekends—this habit can make or break reaching your weight loss goals.

Stay motivated

| September 22, 2011

Stay motivated: Look for a local 5K event to walk or run. It will give your daily workout routine a purpose to focus on.

Stay trim

| September 21, 2011

Starting an exercise plan? Research says that 90% of people who have kept their weight off over time have a regular schedule of activity in their lives.

Aspirin alert

| September 20, 2011

Do you take aspirin to prevent heart disease? Don’t stop without consulting your doctor. New research says users who stop abruptly have a 60% increased risk of having a heart attack.

Order an appetizer

| September 19, 2011

When eating at a restaurant, order an appetizer and a side dish instead of an entrée. Smaller dishes make for a more reasonably sized meal.

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