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How do you deal with your food issues?

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Um, yeah, I made one too...I'm talking about a resolution involving my relationship with food. Food resolutions -- whether it is losing weight or cutting back on sugar or battling that diet soda habit -- are among the top resolutions that were made less than 48 hours ago by millions of folks. Mine? To cook more than with the microwave (yes, that is totally another post topic).  

But as Guru Alicia points out, tackling a food addiction in whatever form isn't about dieting or restricting one food group or detoxing. It is pure math - figuring how many calories you are eating and how much you are moving your body. I definitely don't move my body enough and I feel it now. I need to stretch more in 2013. 

The cool thing for all of us? We live in an age where there are a gazillion and one (yes, I counted them!) ways we can track that calorie intake and get moving. My fave from those gazillion and one? The Lose It app...it helped both my husband and me get back to sparring weight, so to speak. Handy-dandy on your smart phone, just enter in what you ate and it will tell you how many calories it was - and how many calories you have left to eat in order to shed some pounds by a certain date.

And as for moving more? I just read that Jazzercise is making a comeback. There's DVD after DVD of Zumba fun or Tae Bo -- and you can always just walk in place, do jumping jacks and lift little weights while watching Top Chef or Project Runway (think of the TV show as a build-in timer!).

I am making this sound simple, aren't I? But I know and you know it isn't...however trying this system is much better than trying to avoid bread for the rest of your life or going on a kale-smoothie cleanse every three months, right? I'm going to give it a try.

Jazzercise, here I come!

Do you struggle with food at all? How do you plan get healthy in 2013? Anyone else love Jazzercise?

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by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (11-20):
GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I'm going to start meal planning so I'm planning healthier meals.  I want to avoid carbs & sugar as much as possible.

lalasmama2007
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

No, I don't struggle with food.

Juniper53098
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

A big part of being a healthy weight, though, is not about calories and portion size.  It's about eating healthy food.  Stay away from the processed foods.  If it comes in a box or a can, it's probably not good for you.  Stay away from that white bread and those crackers.  There's very little nutritional value in it.  If it lists "enriched" on the label, the nutritional value is almost nothing.

goddess99
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

I love love love tae-bo. I've been searching for healthier recipes.

MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I have never tried Jazzercize, sounds interesting. I am already getting healthy by losing weight. Drinking lots of water really does do the trick. I have also found the Wylers stir ins has no junk like sodium in them so those are what I use. I drink so much water now I have an addiction to it and everything else liquid now tastes metallic to me, even after a pot of coffee, LOL.

GypsiSky
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I'm a fruitarian now... Raw vegan for over 6 years. I have a healthy loving relationship with food.

Rushn311
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I do and I never stick with eating healthy. :( It's a struggle.

abra
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM
No, we made the switch to eating less processed foods several years ago when our oldest was a baby and never looked back. For the average person, there is no need to count calories (which is a form of dieting) or go on se ial weight loss plans. Just eat real foods (with names you ingredients you recognize) in moderation, make sure your lifestyle is moderately active (taking walks, playing with the kids, healthy sex life) and you are all set. Stress free eating and living!
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MamaMandee
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I wouldnt say struggle but there are things that could use some improvement. I have never been to Jazzercise. 

countrygirlkat
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I bought an exercise video and I am just cooking healthier and eating less. 

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