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Health Tip: Shed Poor Eating Habits

Start by eating a healthy breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Poor eating habits may be contributing to failed efforts to lose weight. Breaking these habits may help you succeed in getting healthier.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

  • Start every day with a balanced, nutritious breakfast. Be sure to include lean protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Watch out for excess caffeine. Limit yourself to three cups of coffee each day, and drink it plain without added sugar or milk.
  • Pack your lunch for work every day. Stock up on healthier foods.
  • Focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. Each week, try something new, including frozen or canned varieties.
  • Cook your own dinner every night. Plan ahead so you're not tempted to eat out.

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