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How do you deal with your food issues?
January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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?



  • cara124
    by cara124
    January 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I struggle the most with the Moving part LOL... eatting healthly is always easy for me its the getting out and getting move part that eats up my downfall LOL..... going to have to try to do this more this year . Need to stay healthy for me kids .

  • GagaNTattooS
    January 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM
    Meh if I loose weight I loose weight I am not I to the whole new year new you bs.
  • jessicasmom1
    January 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    I see food I make it and eat it LOL just joking we make a healthy menu

  • wannabgypsy
    January 7, 2013 at 1:20 PM

     Just make healthier choices and realize that i dont have to anger eat or eat when  i get bored replace those bad foods  with good ones and eat them dont let them rot!!! Set simple goals and love yourself NO MATTER WHAT we will never be a size 2 so deal with  it and make peace with your  thighs!!!

  • emilyrosenj
    January 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    I actually started changing my habits back in September.  I didn't want the pressue of waiting until NY and probably gaining even more weight.  The main things that help me were praying, drinking more water, moving more and praying!  I watch what I eat, stay within a certain calorie range and move more than I ever have!  I feel so much better too!

  • emilyrosenj
    January 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Forgot to mention, for exercise I like any kind of dance or movement.

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