Exercise Get moving. It will do wonders for your spirits and burn calories in the process. Exercising boosts your metabolic rate during and afterwards, even when at rest. Diet I like the Mediterranean diet as a common-sense plan. Lean proteins, grains, lots of vegetables, healthy fats. It's been around for 25 years and consistently voted the best by the World Health Organization. Click here for an overview from the Mayo Clinic. Sustainability This is key. If you can't do it forever, it's not the right one for you. Goals Know your goal. Feel better? Live longer? Pick your reason and think of it every day. Short Term Goals Commit to a series of steps toward the goal that you can accomplish right now. Lose x pounds by the end of the month, work out x times. Eliminate x from your diet. Add x to it. Be Kind Be kind to yourself. Be proud of what you're doing. You got this. Philosophy Don't get sidelined by the hope of a magic answer. Do your research.
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