Living Well with Diabetes: 28 Days to a Healthier You
Buddy up with a friend with similar weight-loss goals. Pinky-swear to hold each other accountable.
Shake It Up
Banish plain veggies with one shake of a no-calorie, sodium-free spice.
One Step at a Time
Pass on the up button and take the stairs instead -- every time.
Pop in a DVD
Rainy days are no excuse! Keep fitness DVDs on hand or check them out from the library.
Pace while gabbing on the phone -- you'll blast more calories than if you were sitting.
Burn, baby, burn (calories, that is) by dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and scrubbing.
Get on the scale! Studies confirm that weighing in weekly helps keep the pounds off.
Go Whole Grain
Choose whole grain and whole wheat bread and pasta.
Take a Walk
Download an audio book for walking so the plot can thicken while you get thin.
Think Outside the Box
Beat a workout rut with Pilates, salsa dancing, or water aerobics.
Just say no to "Do you want fries with that?" or cut calories by ordering a kid's meal.
Skip the Vending Machine
Save money and calories with produce from home instead of candy from the vending machine.
Get Out the Door
Stash running or walking shoes at your front door for easy and convenient access -- and no excuses!
Zzzzz. Snooze for at least seven hours to get enough sleep.
Avoid nibbling by brushing your teeth after meals.
Grab a Quick Bite
Eat breakfast, even if you're running late or don't feel hungry in the a.m.
Keep a Record
Save the date by recording your workouts on a calendar.
Set a goal. When you reach it, treat yourself to a new workout outfit.
Be a domestic king or queen -- plan your meals before hitting the store.
Write It Down
Dear diary: Commit to keeping a food journal for one week, recording everything you eat.
Do Your Research
Review online menus for nutrition info before cruising to a dinner hot spot.
For dessert, choose fruit dressed up with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Cut 100 calories at lunch: Get a cheese-free sandwich or use mustard instead of mayo.
Stay hydrated: Drinking water makes you feel full so you eat less.
Pay attention to serving sizes, calories, and fat on nutrition labels.
Measure your dinner plates; 7-9 inches in diameter is best for controlling portion sizes.
Try Something New
Be adventurous with nutrient-rich foods, such as quinoa (for protein) and papaya (for antioxidants).
Find helpful resources to record your numbers and keep track of target goals. Start a food journal or create a shopping list to make healthful choices from grocery aisle to dinner table. Plus, we offer charts to keep track of medications, meal plans, exercise, and much more.