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7 Step Plan for Healthy Living


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Small changes make a big difference - to your waistline
Cupcakes don't have to be a bad thing, just choose lower-fat versions.
Cupcakes don't have to be a bad thing, just choose lower-fat versions.
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Choose low fat. Switching to 1 percent or skim milk from 2 percent slashes the fat by at least half. Eat your fruit instead of drinking it. You'll get more fiber and antioxidants and fewer calories (an orange has 90 calories and an 8-ounce glass of orange juice has 110 calories). Other changes that make a difference:

  • Knock the word "club" off your sandwich, i.e., drop the bacon, cheese and extra bread. Go for mustard to add flavor and save calories and fat.
  • Hold the butter on your movie popcorn and you'll save over 200 calories.
  • An English muffin is usually half the calories of an average bagel and they're remarkably low in fat, too.
  • Switch to water from sugary sodas.

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