How to eat right ans enjoy sweets and fried foods

There’s no need to cut out all of your favorite foods.

You can enjoy sweets and fried foods in moderation, as long as they are an occasional part of your overall healthy diet. Food is a great source of pleasure, and pleasure is good for the heart –  even if those French fries aren’t!

From helpguide.org.

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Remembering your chunky former self

Take before and after photos. I know it sucks to see yourself as chunky. However, there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress.

From chris.pirillo.com.

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Can you take the pressure?

Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 High normal blood pressure is between 120/80 and 140/90. High blood pressure (hypertension) is 140/90 or above. Very high blood pressure (hypertension) is 180/110 or above.

From menshealth.about.com.

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Supersizing sucks

Bigger portions breed bigger appetites which can lead to obesity.

Men eat 70% more at a sitting than women do. The biggest change in eating habits since the 1970’s is portion size, which started growing in the 1970s in restaurants and recipe books, then supersizing really took off in the 1980s.

From webMD.com.

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Improve Memory, Avoid cigarettes

Smoking is linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Even before there is a diagnosis, there may be reduced blood flow, and therefore reduced oxygen to the brain that decreases brain function in general, and memory in particular.

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Tell your physician

Always tell your pharmacist and physician the amounts of vitamins you are taking. Vitamins can affect some medications and health conditions.

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Vitamin B-6

Vitamin B-6 can help the immune system and may lower homocysteine, a risk factor for heart attacks.

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Commitment

Make a commitment to take better care of yourself: mind, body, and soul.

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Vitamin D

Get adequate vitamin D. It helps absorb calcium and many older people have vitamin D deficiencies.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps produce collagen, a connective tissue that holds muscles, bones and other tissues together.

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Multi-Vitamin

Look for a multi-vitamin that contains a wide variety of vitamins in the appropriate amounts, usually 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance

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Standing up

You create a sense of confidence and pride when standing tall, showing everyone you are secure in the man you are.

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants like Raisins and ginger are great for the skin because they combat free radical damage.

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Stand up

Want to lose a visual five pounds and feel more confident? Inhale, straighten your spine, lift your eyes, and square your shoulders.

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