Food Network’s Claire Robinson Discusses Healthy Eating….And Chocolate (Giveaway)

by Lolli

It’s getting down to the wire for that dreaded time of year: New Year’s Resolutions. Despite our best intentions, most of us seem unable to keep these goals we have set for ourselves! Food Network Challenge and 5 Ingredient Fix host Claire Robinson is available for interviews with bloggers on Friday, January 6th to give you some great tips for avoiding frustration and meetings your New Years goals (without having to give up foods you love, like chocolate)!

Celebrity chef and Food Network star Claire Robinson offers tips on how to make resolutions that you actually want to keep – everything from how to make healthier eating choices to tips on establishing what matters most for your upcoming year.

Some of Claire’s healthy living tips include:

  • GET EDUCATED TO MAKE HEALTHIER EATING CHOICES – A common mistake is that people make drastic decisions (such as instantly turning vegan) that are difficult to keep. In order to make healthy choices last for the long-term, you must make taste a priority.

 

  • GET INVOLVED – Make a commitment to give back to your community, focusing on an organization or project that you feel passionate about to kick off the new year.

 

  • CREATE A BUILT-IN REWARD SYSTEM – To reinforce your long-term health goals, you should implement a built-in reward system that allows you to celebrate the small victories and keeps you motivated.

 

Here are the questions that I asked Claire:

1 – I have always had a sweet tooth, but I am trying to be more conscious of what I eat. How can I satisfy my sweet tooth but keep my healthy-eating goals?

2 – What are some tips to maintain your healthy-living goals past the first month or two of the New Year?

3 – Do you have any recipes that incorporate chocolate that you could share with our readers?

Claire answers my questions in this video just for 5 Minutes for Mom:

 

More about Claire Robinson:

Claire Robinson combines her passions for food and television in 5 Ingredient Fix, a Food Network series featuring delicious eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer. She believes the best dishes feature carefully selected fresh foods with distinct flavors and a straightforward cooking style that also promotes healthy and seasonal eating.

Claire also joined Food Network’s primetime lineup as the host of Food Network Challenge (as of April 2010), bringing her culinary knowledge and passion for the iconic show to its brand-new set and providing minute-by-minute details of the thrilling challenges.

We’re giving away DOVE Dark Chocolate!

We’ve got a gift basket full (and I mean FULL) of Dove decadent dark chocolate to give away. To enter this giveaway to win the chocolate gift basket, leave us a comment below with your favorite healthy-living tip.

This giveaway ends February 3, 2012 and a winner will be chosen by random.org and announced the next Sunday in Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

 

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk, pinning on Pinterest, and tweeting at @1momof5.

Note: this interview opportunity is sponsored by Dove. They sent me a basket of chocolate, too. I decided to share a little with my kids…



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1 TawndaM January 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Stay as active as you can! & eat a balanced diet

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2 julie January 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Always eating a variety of fresh fuits and veggies daily

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3 domestic diva January 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Avoid processed foods as much as possible, and move your body every day.

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4 Jennie January 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Don’t deprive yourself – just about anything is fine, in moderation!

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5 Ann January 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

DO incorporate chocolate into your daily living if you love it that much. I lost 40 lbs. and ate chocolate nearly every day. Moderation is key. Just watch everything else you eat carefully.

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6 Christina Gould January 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

My favorite healthy-living tip is to get adequate sleep. Thanks for the giveaway!

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7 June January 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Walk as much as you can, because it is a great way to take off those unwanted pounds.

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8 Katie January 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Get plenty of exercise!

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9 Stephanie Lancione January 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

My hubby and I try and eat plant based whole grain foods!

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10 Lizzy January 15, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Stay active, drink water and get rest!

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11 Cheryl Free January 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

My favorite healthy-living tip is to stay hydrated with lots of water ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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12 Nadia January 16, 2012 at 2:33 am

Eat a whole-grain and veggie rich diet. Cut down on red meat, fatty foods and sweets.

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13 Melissa January 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

Everything in moderation. If you deny yourself, you will just want it more and over indulge.

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14 Kathy Stevenson January 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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15 Angie January 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

My tip is to eat more veggies than processed sugars, and walk at least 30 minutes a day.

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16 Steph January 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

My tip is to keep moving! Workout daily, if you cant do some of the tougher cardio workouts, just keep your body moving. Try and walk 10,000 steps a day.

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17 K.Pugh January 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

stay active and hydrated!

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18 Cat January 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

Always remember to reward yourself! Happiness is key to success!

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19 Michele Anne January 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

I try to walk almost every day and have added more veggies into my diet.

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20 Kristie January 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

I like to exercise 5 days a week :-)

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21 Amber January 16, 2012 at 11:21 am

My healthy living tip is to eat when you’re hungry instead of dieting – if you get in tune with your body and listen to your body, you will live a healthy life!

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22 erin January 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

i try to drink water as much as i can throughout the day

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23 donna j d January 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

i walk my dog every morning and trying to do better with portion control

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24 dan williams January 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

twittered

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25 rrshep52 January 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Drink lots of green tea to rev up your metabolism.

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26 Rebecca January 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

My favorite healthy living tip is moderation in all things.

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27 Caitlin M January 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Moderation!

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28 Marilyn Wons January 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Drink plenty of water, exercise and eat in moderation.

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29 mickeyfan January 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Take the stairs instead of the elevator and park further away from the office. MAKE yourself exercise!

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30 Jeannie January 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Eat alot of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. And exercise daily.

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31 Pat Cipolla January 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Always eat some fruit everyday.

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32 Shannon Baas January 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Get plenty of rest.

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33 Jessica T. January 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Try to eat healthy and get plenty of sleep.

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34 Timmy January 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Eat (healthy), Drink (lots of water) and be merry (stay active)!

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35 margeparge January 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

try to walk every day!

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36 Jemmy January 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Stay active and limit fats and sugars.

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37 tennille January 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I have replaced my favourite snack chips & dip with Veggies and Hummus. I now have a new favourite!

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38 Margaret Smith January 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm

My favorite tip is to eat everything within moderation. Splurge sometimes, but don’t overdue it.
Thanks so much.

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39 Van January 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I’m pretty lucky I guess, I hardly ever gain any weight no matter what I do.

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40 sue14625 January 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

drink lots of water-get outside and play -walk-eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies-get plenty of sleep

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41 Penny Snyder January 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

My healthy tip is to eat something green everyday!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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42 kelly January 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

my favorite healthy living tip is to eat in moderation

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43 HilLesha January 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

It has been said again and again, but it’s true nonetheless – my favorite tip is to drink plenty of water. It does wonders for the health, skin, and hair!

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44 brittney January 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

drink plenty of water.
don’t do fad diets.
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

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45 Tina January 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Everything in moderation!

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46 NGS January 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I allow myself one carbonated beverage a week. I drink a lot of water, but I crave pop (I’m from the midwest!), so I don’t deny myself pop, but I do limit it. This prevents me from stopping at fast food places just for a pop, but every once in a while, I allow myself a treat!
cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

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47 Jamie January 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Develop a workout routine and stick to it.

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48 Nanette ~ AMomBlog January 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Drink lots of water and watch your portion sizes.

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49 LaVonne January 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I cut out diet soda and now I am drinking water and if I feel like something fizzy, I bought sparkling mineral water with natural flavors from the health food store.

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50 pamr. January 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

To curb my junk food addiction, I tell myself if I don’t buy it, I can’t eat it; it helps me!

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51 Douglas Houston January 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Avoid the surgary soda pops, don’t drink your calories

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52 CherylS22 January 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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53 Jessica T January 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Just trying to move more – whether it be parking further from the entrance of a store, or doing sit ups on commercials – every little bit helps!

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54 Natalia January 17, 2012 at 1:21 am

Never eat after 6 pm and it will be easy to lose weight.

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55 John January 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

Try to eat more fruits and vegetables and walk a lot.

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56 Isabelle January 17, 2012 at 1:26 am

Drink a lot of water and get enough sleep.

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57 lisa l January 17, 2012 at 3:45 am

I walk a lot ever since my truck broke down….lol

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58 Tari Lawson January 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

Don’t deprive yourself just eat reasonable portions and make the main part of your diet healthy choices.

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59 Angela E. January 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

I drink allot of water during the day when I’m @ work, I do not eat so much then.

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60 DeeAnn S January 17, 2012 at 8:25 am

My tip is to take a walk. Even if it’s in your house, going up and down the stairs, or walking from room to room, make sure you MOVE! Thanks.

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61 Ruth Hill January 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

Don’t deprive yourself of the occasional small treat. You won’t feel deprived if you allow yourself a small indulgence.

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62 Dani B January 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

I walk the kids to & from school (1 KM one way) instead of driving them.
4 kms a day x 5 days = 20 kms week exercise!

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63 Susan Ladd January 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

Drink water and not sugar drinks and you will start to drop weigh. I want to thank you for this fantastic sweep and hope to win :) corrysue@yahoo.com

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64 Wehaf January 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

My tip is to recognize that thirst often seems like hunger. So if you think you’re hungry, drink water instead and wait a while.

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65 Elisabeth January 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

My tip is actually similar to Claires about taking baby steps… I like to set a smaller food goal every week or month.

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66 jim lynam January 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

WALK EVERY PLACE YOU CAN WALK TO.

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67 Cori Westphal January 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Fill your fridge with healthy options! If you have healthy, delicious, fresh food at the ready, you can easily choose that over a more unhealthy option!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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68 Deborah Wellenstein January 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Get a lot of exercise! Drink water!

dwellenstein at cox dot net

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69 Melissa January 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Healthy living tip to live by: Don’t say that you are going to completely quit junk food. Most people have a sweet tooth (I have a few); I just don’t overindulge but when the snack attack hits, I give in. Otherwise, I tend to eat more trying to find something to satisfy that craving and wind up giving in in the end anyway.

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70 Claire January 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I walk places if they are within a 10-15 min distance.

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71 Yona January 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

My healthy living tip is to save your calories for food and don’t waste them on sugary, calorie-riddled drinks, like soda and fake fruit drinks. I’d rather eat than drink my calories. Use real fruit to flavor your water instead.

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72 Ann F January 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I try to eat healthy meals, take a daily vitamin, get plenty of sleep and wash my hands frequently.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

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73 Suzanne K January 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I just add lots more fruits and veggies to my diet as snacks. I can eat as much as I want, and it satisfies my desire to be eating, and does it in a good way!

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74 Liz Terek January 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Lots & Lots of water!

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75 linda lansford January 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

favorite healthy-living tip is to work out 5 days a week

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76 Mary Calabrese January 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm

My tip is to make sure to drink lots of water.

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77 pamela January 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Drink plenty of water

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78 mrsshukra January 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

Fresh fruits and veggies!

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79 Jean Lynd January 18, 2012 at 12:51 am

To work on being healthy, choose an eating lifestyle you could live with long-term. That way you don’t yo-yo.

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80 Kyl Neusch January 18, 2012 at 1:03 am

walk everywhere

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81 Cindy Merrill January 18, 2012 at 6:35 am

My best Healthy living tip: When you go shopping, park the car at the very edge of the parking lot and walkthe few hundred extra yards to the store or business: In a few weeks, you’ll notice the difference!

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82 409cope January 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

I workout every day and take multivitamins to to suppliment my diet.

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83 Alison S. January 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Lots of water, exercies and less sugar.

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84 rachel0 January 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

play outside with the kids!

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85 Stacy January 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Keep a food journal to keep track of your eating.

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86 Idaho Jill January 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

watch those portion sizes – fill your plate with mostly veggies at dinner!

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87 lisa January 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm

no soda pop & lots of veggies

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88 Tami January 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Probably the healthiest thing I do is eat frequent, small meals/snacks throughout the day – I think it keeps your metabolism steady!

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89 nannypanpan January 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

read labels.for sugars, corn syrups, fats..know what tyour eating
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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90 Christine Jensen January 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

for me, it’s drink lots of water!

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91 Kashif January 19, 2012 at 8:01 am

I must say, its worth it! My link!pregnancy,many Thanks….

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92 Liz January 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

I drink water all day, every day. I also try to keep sugar free gum with me. Sometimes, I’m not hungry, I just need to chew!

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93 Sarah January 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Eat more at breakfast to be less hungry the rest of the day and avoid snacking!

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94 Cheryl Lund January 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

My tip is to drink one cup of warm water with a slice of real lemon every morning when you wake up.

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95 Christine January 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

walk a lot

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96 belinda m January 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

my best tip is to be active!

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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97 Garrett January 20, 2012 at 6:01 am

I try to stay away from eating sweet’s as much as possible, but they sure like me allot.

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98 Marci January 20, 2012 at 6:12 am

I eat fruit desserts paired with dark chocolate bars. LOVELY! Indulgent and healthy at the same time.

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99 Jean F January 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

Get exercise, don’t sit on your butt all day like I do

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100 Michelle January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

My favorite healthy living tip? Listen to your body. If it says you’re tired, slow down or sleep more. If it says you aren’t hungry anymore, put down that brownie. If you’re thirsty, drink some water!

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101 HappyMomC January 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Exercise and eat right! Eat smaller portions and don’t keep yourself hungry too long.

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102 Kristy Thiel January 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

my favorite tip is to drink lots of water – it helps you feel full AND helps your skin!

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103 amyb January 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I keep fruit and veggies in the house to snack on so i don’t venture into other stuff that isn’t so good for you!

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104 coliebear January 21, 2012 at 1:36 am

My tip is to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.

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105 Cynthia C January 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

My tip is to drink water instead of soft drinks or even juices.

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106 Kim Henrichs January 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

My favorite healthy living tip is to incorporate yoga into your routine

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107 clynsg January 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Eat the right diet, get enough rest, and wash your hands.

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108 Margaret Smith January 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

My favorite is to enjoy and eat what you want, but eat it in moderation.
Thanks so much

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109 susan varney January 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

walk alot cut down on portions mverno@roadrunner.com

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110 Marilyn Wons January 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm

My favorite healthy living tip is to eat what one wants, but in moderation!

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111 Amanda January 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Make sure you get plenty of sleep!
magickalblessings26{at}yahoo.com

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112 Kelly D January 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

My healthy living tip is to walk at least 15 minutes a day at a brisk pace.

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113 Ann* January 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Drink more water each day. When eating food chew it more slowly and really enjoy it.

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114 kimberlee January 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Spinach salad for lunch with oil-based dressing and at least 5 veggies added.

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115 Janet January 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Be mindful of portion sizes. Also,get regular exercis and enough sleep.

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116 Carolyn G January 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Exercise at least 15 minutes a day for good health

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117 Christine January 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Eating right and exercise regularly.
Thanks for the chance!

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118 Kirsten January 22, 2012 at 3:30 am

My favorite tip is to exercise 20 minutes daily and drink green tea.

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119 DIANE January 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

I try to walk as much as I can, and drink plenty of water

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120 Kathy S January 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. And exercise daily.

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121 Angela Qcrazy January 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Take a multivitamin everyday.

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122 Austin K January 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Supplements & Meditation! Does the body good.

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123 robert hogan January 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Be proactive in life, not reactive

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124 Rita A January 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I have been enjoying the Mio water enhancer liquid flavorings. I find myself drinking lots more water when it has a smidge of flavor.

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125 Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard January 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

drink a lot of water and do yoga every day
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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126 Tamara Lawson January 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Don’t give up on the things you like just eat less

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127 Ronald Tucker January 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I have heard a lot about Dove Chocolates I would like to win this contest and try them.

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128 Katie January 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm

My favorite healthy living tip is to add in veggies where you/your kids won’t notice them – shred em up and sprinkle them into meatloaf or lasagna, etc! You’ll be adding great veggies to your diet without stress!

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129 jessica January 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.

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130 Allison Downes January 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Exercise and eat lots of veggies and fruits

lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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131 Alicia S. January 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

My tip: Everytime I walk into the kitchen, the first thing I do is get a drink of water! Even if it’s to pass through to the laundry room, I stop and have some water!

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132 LeAnn Boehne January 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Make sure I drink Water all day long and exercise daily

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133 Andrea Kruse January 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

My favorite tip is to drink water before a meal and sip all throughout the day. It helps me resist grabbing a snack because I am actually thirsty. Plus I need to stay hydrated.

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134 ellen January 23, 2012 at 12:51 am

My favorite healthy living tip is dont let your weight get out of control … 5 turns into 10.20. 30 very easily so maintain a healthy weight.

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135 Chuck January 23, 2012 at 6:58 am

I try not to buy or eat too much junk food, but there is a weakness every now & then.

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136 Maggie January 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

My favorite tip is to drink plenty of water.

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137 Katrina Page January 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

My favorite tip is to do SOMETHING to get active every day. Don’t just spend your days off in front of the tv.

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138 Shari January 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

My favorite health tip is to drink lots of water and if you really don’t like tap water try flavored water.

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139 julie January 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

everything in moderation!

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140 Thomas Frink January 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

My dad had an expression (a Methodist one) – “Moderation in all things”

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141 Lauren January 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

my tip is to make sure you’re making the three regular meals, and drink lots of water if you can through the day.

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142 Jennifer January 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I plan our meals around fruits and veggies, versus around meats!

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143 Joy F January 24, 2012 at 12:35 am

Drink water and have at least 2 veggies a day.

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144 Tina S January 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

My tip would be to control your portions and be more active. Simple things like taking the stairs, park farther and walk. Try cutting your portion in half.

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145 Lisa January 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

Eat lots of Fruits and Vegetables!

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146 Francine Anchondo January 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

Eat smaller portions and if you still feel hungry try drinking some water if your still hungry after 15 mins then eat something.

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147 Karen Gonyea January 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Treat food as fuel primarily and then allow yourself a treat once in a great while.

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148 Holly January 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Always care a no/low calorie snack in your purse! Great for when things run later and you need to eat before you start staring down the candy machine.

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149 Tim January 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

My favorite healthy living tip is to always go grocery shopping on a full stomach to avoid unnecessary purchases of junk food

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150 Don January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I try not to eat so much banana cream pie, but it’s my favorite!

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151 Kelley Franco January 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

My healthy living tip is to drink lots of water and to walk as much as possible!!!

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152 Nancy January 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Eat seasonally – fresh fruits and veggies are inexpensive and the most delicious in their season!

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153 lynn shires January 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I like to bake my chicken and always make sure I remove the skin. I also take my poodles on a daily walk, helps them and me get some much needed exercise!

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154 Jenn January 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm

My healthy living tip is to stay out of the drive thru.

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155 kelley January 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

my healthy living tip is to not give up the stuff you love, but learn how to enjoy properly sized portions!

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156 Tracy Dixon January 26, 2012 at 2:13 am

I purposely park at the far end of parking lots so I walk just a little bit more!

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157 Lilly January 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

A great healthy living tip is to start slow. It can be very overwhelming to change your entire lifestyle all at once. Select one thing this week; eat more fruits and vegetables, then select another next week; exercise 3 times per week, keep on going in this manner. This way you allow yourself to slowly adapt to these changes, and chances are you’ll stick to it.

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158 Erica Barnes January 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

I eat lots of chicken, fish, whole grains, Greek yogurt, and lots of fruits and vegetables, and only eat sweets once a week. I also enjoy walking or doing aerobics every day.

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159 Kelsie January 27, 2012 at 12:33 am

My healthy tip is to make sure you get in enough water each day!

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160 Staci A January 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

My favorite tip is to always eat breakfast. It makes the rest of the day go better and I have the energy to workout!

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161 Cynthia January 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Approach eating as the means to nourish and energize your body and leave the treats as what they’re meant to be – a treat and not a staple!

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162 melissa n January 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

lots of water and portion control

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163 Lavada January 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

The best healthy tip is …Water, water, everywhere! Carry a bottle around with you everywhere you go. Sipping on small amounts throughout the day may be easier than trying to gulp it all down at once.

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164 Emmy January 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Drink Green Tea instead of coffee–there are so many antioxidants!

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165 ACMommy3 January 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

My healthy living tips — drink lots and lots of water :-) , enjoy life and take time to smile and laugh, choose not to stress out over things that really don’t matter 10 years from now, and exercise. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

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166 amy v January 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

fave tip- if you have a sweet tooth like me, ;) make sure to be active- cardio/lifting weights as many days out of the week as you can! even w/ a 1 yr old i squeeze it in-even for just 20 min…it’s better than nothing. on days you can do more, do more.

annae07 at aol dot com

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167 Aisling January 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

Drink plenty of water throughout the day and get a good night’s sleep.

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168 M January 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

Try to do some form of exercise every day

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169 Shawn January 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

I do my own gardening canning raise chickens and ducks for eggs and meat, also raise my own honey bees and make maple syrup.

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170 Crystal January 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

my healthy living tip is to never try diets, they never work, and you end up gaining more weight than when you started. Instead try to make healthier choices that you can stick with

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171 DIANE January 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I leaned to eat in moderation

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172 glenngpeterson January 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

just keep track of the calories on the back of th eproduct

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173 lisa morse January 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

My healthy living tip is to eat an apple before you go out to dinner or to a party so you dont eat too much!

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174 ky2here January 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Drink lots of water, avoid alcohol and smoking.

ky2here at msn dot com

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175 Samantha d January 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Whenever I drive some place, I park as far away as possible for the extra exercise. (be smart about this at night though..)

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176 Emily January 28, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Making tht change in your mind and lifestyle to stay healthy and only make good choices!

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177 Serena Powell January 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

My favorite healthy living tip is cutting out meat. Vegetarians typically live 6-10 years longer then meat-eaters

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178 Susan P. January 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

Drink lots of water and have a glass of water before dinner to feel full.

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179 ericka coello January 29, 2012 at 3:43 am

my healthy living tip is the good old never failing one: drink lots of water

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180 Jennifer Gibson January 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm

For healthy living I recommend smoke detectors in every room and regularly clean under appliances.

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181 Linda G. January 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

My tip would be to exercise every day

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182 Lori January 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

My best tip is to drink more water and less soda and/or juices.

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183 angie January 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Try to get some kind of exercise daily and watch sugar and salt intake

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184 Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesstinger January 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

As a two-time breast cancer survivor , I ‘ve tried to maintain a baseline routine that includes drinking lots of water, eating a balanced (but not insanely strict or neurotically inflexible!) low fat/low sodium diet – eating as much FRESH food as possible..

I TRY to spend 15-20 minutes on a HealthRider or Istationary bike (in Winter) at least 4 times a week and/or walk 1–2 miles daily.

Recently, my Honey/Hubby and me have started adding organic Chia seeds to some foods and fruit juice and starting the day with a banana and either a glass of low-sodium V-8 Juice or Green Tea with lemon & honey.

All that said – we still adore CHOCOLATE – especially seductively divine DARK Chocolate – which we consider to be the ultimate nourishment for heart (as in soul) and spirit!

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185 Karlene Shamir January 30, 2012 at 4:28 am

my favorite tip is STAY ACTIVE. staying active does not mean doing a crazy workout, but simply keeping your body in motion. walk those 6 blocks instead of driving!

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186 Autumn West January 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

My tip is all things in moderation.

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187 Erica C. January 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

My biggest tip is to exercise at least every other day for 30 minutes to keep fit.

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188 katfam January 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

I eat real food that I prepare myself and exercise every day.

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189 Marianna January 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Take the stairs instead of the elevators at work!

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190 Carolyn January 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

The best healthy living tip is just to keep moving! Like when I do my happy chocolate dance while consuming Dove chocolates.

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191 Jason January 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Extra stress is one of the worst things for you

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192 Paul Rio January 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Lets go GIANTS!!!

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193 lisa January 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

everything in moderation

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194 Marc-Andre Taillefer January 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

My healthy living tip is to drink lots of water

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195 Bretha03 January 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Drink lots of water. Get plenty of sleep and try to go to bed at the same time every night.

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196 Angela Winesburg January 31, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Eat plenty of veggies and fruits and make sure to consume an ample amount of water throughout the day

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197 Holly Hook January 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Getting at least five servings a day of fruit and veggies is my number one rule.

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198 Debbie C February 1, 2012 at 1:32 am

If you, like me, don’t like a lot of the vegetables you should eat, then try green smoothies. I do them with a lot of sugar free flavoring and I don’t even taste the veggies.

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199 Mia February 1, 2012 at 5:51 am

eat fruits & veggies!

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200 Jennifer L. February 1, 2012 at 8:27 am

My tip is to make more of your own food. It’s always healthier to use fresh ingredients rather than buy something processed and pre-made. It also saves money and tastes better.

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201 Caryn S February 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

My tip is to drink plenty of water and to take the stairs instead of the elevator when possible

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202 Theresa D February 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

Drink plenty of water.

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203 Diane F February 1, 2012 at 10:12 am

My tip is to drink plenty of water and try to excercise.

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204 Kat Dailey February 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

My tip is to enjoy and admire the weather (in person!) and spend as much time as possible playing outdoors!

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205 ANGEL JACKLYN February 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

TAKE THE DOG FOR A DAILY WALK. IT NOT ONLY HELPS OUT MAN’S BEST FRIEND, BUT DOES WONDERS FOR YOUR OWN BODY!

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206 Tammy Mauk February 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Drink plenty of water.

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207 ACMommy3 February 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Drink lots of water – so simple, but amazing results and I’m always surprised how few actually do it. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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208 Debbie Kennedy February 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

My tip : allow yourself to satisfy a craving in a very small portion. If you don’t, you will search out other foods in the hope of satisfaction and likely end up eating more calories.

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209 Lisa February 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

So I don’t deny myself and feel deprived, a little chocolate does just the trick and then I’m ok!

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210 Valerie Taylor Mabrey February 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

take time to truly eat your food not just gulp it down
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211 Lindsey G. February 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

My tip is to exercise at least 3 times a week and drink plenty of water.

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212 Christina February 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I’ll eat ice cream or chocolate, but in very small amounts, and this keeps me from feeling deprived.

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213 amie d February 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

My fave healthy living tip is to eat your protein 1st and fill up on it before you eat any carbs. Thanks!

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214 Lucy Schwartz February 2, 2012 at 2:23 am

To reduce stress through meditation.

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215 Kate S February 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

Exercise!! Find one that you find fun and stick with it! It does a lot more than diet alone, PLUS adds CV health.

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216 Michelle B February 2, 2012 at 3:22 am

Exercise daily and drink lots of water

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217 Debbie Duncan February 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

Eat organic!

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218 Karen February 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Thanks for the giveaway.

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219 Renee February 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Always excerise to keep the body moving!!!! http://www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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220 Kylie C February 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Don’t grocery shop when you’re in a rush- you’ll always end up with more packaged and convenience foods. Healthy foods like fish and produce take time to pick out, leave the kids at home and give yourself time to find the perfect bunch of kale.

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221 Sarah February 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Wash your hands!

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222 Samantha February 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My healthy living tip is to join a gym with your significant other and push each other to go a few times a week!

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223 Marcie V. February 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Drink lots of water!

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224 Ed Nemmers February 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Exercise daily!

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225 aubrey February 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

drink lots of water

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226 Britty Brannon February 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Smile,stay positive,watch what you eat,drink water,and be as active as possible!

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227 Jen Harriman February 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Always drink lots of water!

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228 Kaitlin Reich February 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I think stay positive and don’t be afraid to treat yourself once in a while, for a job well done.

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229 Penny Kathleen February 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

My tip is to move! Move every day! Aim for at least 30 minutes of some form of cardio exercise and it’s always great to incorporate more!

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230 Debra F February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

My best tip is everything in moderation….no good to deprive yourself

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231 Teri Martens February 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Everything in moderation, even chocolate!

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232 Liz Terek February 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Drink as much water as possible as often as possible

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233 Reejen February 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

My favorite healthy living tip is to moderate all food groups, staying clear of sugars and white flours as much as possible, drinking lots of water, and getting enough sleep. reejen at comcast dot net

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234 Sherrie February 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I eat a diet which consists mainly of fruits and vegetables. — about 75% fruits and vegetables. That way I don’t feel guilty if I indulge in chocolate (yum!) ever so often.

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235 Tricha February 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

drink plenty of water and sleep

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236 Melanie C February 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

My favorite healthy living tip would be walking! It sounds simple enough, and really is, but it’s too easy to forget about all the benefits you can get, just from making sure to go walking daily.

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237 Ashley Gao February 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

If you have a choice to sit or stand, try standing or pacing around.

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238 rob riffe February 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

exercise is key……and dark chocolate. mmmm

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239 Amgela J February 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

make exercise part of your daily routine

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240 Michelle M ( February 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Taking a walk every day is my tip. It’s refreshing and healthy. Thanks!

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241 Jill L February 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Find simple ways to be more active such as walk the kids to school instead of drive, don’t look for the closest parking spot, and walk that flight of steps.

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242 Norma hartwell February 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

park far from the store to increase your walking

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243 Becky Adams February 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

My #1 tip for healthy living is to GET MOVING! Step away from the computer, tie on those tennis shoes and go for a walk. Breathe some fresh air and appreciate the beauty around you. :)

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244 tracey johnson February 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

drink lots of water and walk everyday

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245 Sara Wood February 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Find simple ways to increase your level of exercise such as park further back in the parking lot, take the stairs, play with your kids outside, etc.

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246 Laurie Emerson February 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I have cut up fresh fruits and vegetables in containers in the refrigerator. We have all started to grab those for a snack instead of foods which are too rich in sugar or salt. I wanted to have my children start at an early age to eat healthy so they will carry it into their adulthood.

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247 Carla Bamonte February 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Eat your veggies!

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248 James Coyne February 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Eat more fruit and drink more water

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249 shirley pebbles February 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm

My favorite tip is to never deprive yourself of the food you want because then you’ll over indulge. Just do it in moderation.

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250 Ross Hassel February 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Avoid late night snacks

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251 Deborah Wallin February 3, 2012 at 12:20 am

My tip is to take care of yourself all around. Drink lots of water, get lots of rest and eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
wallindeb@yahoo.com

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252 Sarah B February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

!Don’t drive to pick up the kids grab the dog if you have one and walk, drink water and plenty of it and relax!

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253 Michelle H. February 3, 2012 at 1:57 am

Exercise really helps. Now that I am working out regularly my health and energy has improved.

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254 dddiva February 3, 2012 at 5:59 am

Take care of yourself so you have the energy to take care of others.

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255 amy delong February 3, 2012 at 7:13 am

portion control!
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256 Krista February 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

Walking to pick my daughter up from the bus stop whenever possible! Drinking lots of water as well!

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257 tracey byram February 3, 2012 at 7:52 am

Avoid fast food and fried food.

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258 DeeAnn S February 3, 2012 at 7:56 am

When making changes to your diet, don’t cut all your favorites out at one time. If you do it gradually, you’ll be able to replace them with healthy foods and not miss them so much. I find that giving myself one junk snack on the weekend helps me have something to look forward to. I just have to walk that extra mile on the treadmill! :) Thanks.

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259 jodi February 3, 2012 at 8:15 am

Be grateful every day, and find a balance between eating well, and indulging in your favorite foods, ie, chocolate!!

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260 Laurie W. February 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

Walk, walk, walk…everywhere you go. It’s great free exercise.

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261 Peter G February 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

I have made an effort to have fresh veggies and fruit each day. Exercise by walking each day with my wife.

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262 BusyWorkingMama February 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

You’re never too busy to exercise – even 10 minutes here and there adds up!

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263 Patrice February 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

Keep active, whether it’s walking, gardening or doing any kind of exercise.

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264 Crystal H February 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

My favorite tips are a tie between GET MOVING and WATER. Get moving…walk, run, dance whatever you can and drink water…lots of water.

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265 michelle tucker February 3, 2012 at 10:49 am

My healthy living tip is to drink plenty of water. Try to avoid those sodas, even the diet ones.

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266 DanV February 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

My favorite healthy-living tip is to get out and walk as much as you can

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267 Rosey February 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

Avoid over-indulgence, of anything! That’s my favorite tip.

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268 denise February 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

Incorporate some physical activity into your day, even if its just a few minutes her and there, make it a habit and it will pay off. Also eat right, without denying yourself an ocassional indulgence , and probably most importantly, keep a positive mental attitude and accentuate the good things in your life.

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269 Jaclyn Reynolds February 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

Healthy tip- Drink plenty of water!

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270 Smita February 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

My fav healthy-living tip – “Practice Yoga regularly for a healthy mind & a healthy body together with a diet of fruits, veggies & lots of water!!!”

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271 Tina February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Drink lots of water and get plent of sleep.

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272 melanie February 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I don’t buy junk food, that way I won’t eat it!

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273 Lois Jones February 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I park my car far from a store entrance to get some extra walking in each time i shop!

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274 Misty rummell February 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I walk at least 2 miles a day my sister lives about a mile away so I just walk there and walk back

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275 Sean Daly February 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Hit the gym and drink lots of fluids

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276 Troy February 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Keep it moving and you’ll go far

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277 dlhaley February 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Drink lots of water, plenty of sleep and eat veggies and fruit.

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278 misty sunrise February 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Make sure you drink lots of water

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279 Ana February 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Avoid processed foods and exercise daily.

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280 mary gardner February 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

drink lots of water, lots of fresh air and exercise

marygardner49 at aol dot com

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281 Beverly M. February 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Walk a lot, drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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282 Brittney House February 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I love to keep active by finding ways to keep moving through the day.

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283 Doug D. February 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Don’t snack right before bedtime.

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284 htalfor February 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Stay active! Even if you have to split your exercises up in bursts of 5-8 minute sessions!

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285 tallcapp February 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Eat four or five small meals a day, rather than three large ones.

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286 Breanne February 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Drink water

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287 vicki February 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Dove is my absolute favorite chocolate!! Thebasket will be gone in no time — and I’ll enjoy every minute of it.

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288 Sand February 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I always carry water with me and a healthy snack that way when I’m on the run, I have food and water available in case I get hungry. Makes it easy when fast food is the only option I have.

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289 Gianna February 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Everything in moderation.. and keep active.

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290 JoAnn F. February 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

We try to eat healthy by eating more vegetables
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291 Michelle S. February 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Drink lots of water and stay active.

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292 Veronica Garrett February 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

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293 Diandra August 1, 2012 at 5:00 am

Yeah, that makes sense.

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294 Chris N February 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Drink lots of water. It flushes out the impurities and makes you feel full.

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295 Suzanne February 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I think one of the biggest things for me is to get enough sleep. If I’m sleep-deprived, nothing else seems to go right.

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296 Camille Widdows February 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Stay hydrated and read to relax at night before bed. A good nights sleep is worth so much to me.

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297 joel.sternenberrg February 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

yes i just love to have it

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298 Katie February 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm

lots of fruits & veggies…straight up!

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299 Luisa February 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Eat CHOCOLATE, in moderation of course!

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300 Barbara Ann Pearce February 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Eat a well balanced diet including different fruits and vegetables. Enjoy your favorite treats, but limit how often you have them.

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301 Angela Qcrazy February 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Take a multivitamin everyday!

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302 Little Missy March 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

More water! That’s all about it!

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303 Jessica W March 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

Training, right food and enough water – success!

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304 Diana April 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

5 glass of water per day!

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305 Jessy April 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I agreee! :)
I usually drink milk as well, however..

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306 Mike April 25, 2012 at 5:17 am

Water + vegetables = winning strategy

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307 Leeroy August 19, 2012 at 4:24 am

Pretty much what is said above..I used to train a lot and the only thing that really helped was the diet. Actually it is 50-50 (training – diet plan).
Good luck all..

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