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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 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?


by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I struggle with craving sweets. :(

by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM
I just try and stay active!
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by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I dont really eat.I only eat yogurt

by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I try to eat healthier, but I love chocolate and am having a hard time limiting it. Also my DH refuses to eat healthy, so I struggle with that too. My plan is to walk my dog everyday and keep myself busy by having a goal to de-clutter my life.

by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM
I'm struggling with that. :-/
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by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Yes, I struggle!!  I do like to work out now, so that helps some.

by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:58 AM

I workout 6 days a week

by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I like food , and I walk everyday then I swear I am up and done the steeps atleast 5 times a day 

by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I am not a fan of jazzercise.

by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

 We cut out the junk food after Little Christmas every year and that is basically how we live.  We enjoy the holiday season and then get back to normal.

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