What is the one thing that you really want to stop doing or remove from your everyday practice.

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    May 12, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    for me its stop wearing fitted caps... as im not going bald or have a huge forehead...i just feel safe wearing it lol.
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    May 12, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    for me: stop spending so much time online
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    May 12, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    for me, stop drinking coffee and switch to something with a more energizing affect and less crash
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    May 12, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    Amen to too much time on-line
    and add jackin off...

    But then again, it's kinda part of my exercise regime - uh... the second one, I mean.
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    May 12, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    Stop being a hermit and get out more.
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    May 12, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    Same here. I spend way too much time indoors. But summer is just around the corner. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 12, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    agree with Scott.. I am such a loner its not funny and if I let it, it can get really bad heh
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 12, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    Absolutely drinking pop. I have cut down... but it needs to go away completely... considering the calories, I'll not continue looking like I do if I keep taking in those calories... eventually it will catch up and just not a healthy practice.

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  • GQjock

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    May 12, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Like ..... Work? icon_confused.gif
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    May 12, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAbsolutely drinking pop. I have cut down... but it needs to go away completely... considering the calories, I'll not continue looking like I do if I keep taking in those calories... eventually it will catch up and just not a healthy practice.

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    Kicking the Sugar Habit

    According to the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine ( Pizzorno and Murray, 1998 ), more than half of the carbohydrates consumed by people in the United States are added to foods as sweetening agents. Simply put, most of the carbohydrates we eat in this country are in the form of highly processed sugars. The typical American diet consists largely of processed foods that are loaded with refined sweeteners, with names like sucrose (table sugar), maltodextrin, fructose, lactose, and high fructose corn syrup. These sweeteners have the same amount of calories per gram as other, more healthful sources of carbohydrates such as whole grains. But, unlike whole grains, refined sweeteners are called "empty calories" because they do not contain any of the essential nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, because these sweeteners are intensely sweet, many of us have trained our palate's to like only those foods that are very sweet. Of course, we can't totally divorce ourselves from our natural sweet tooth. However, eating too much refined sugar is associated with a variety of health conditions including diabetes, hypoglycemia, obesity, poor immune function, mood fluctuations, dental caries, and premenstrual syndrome.

    So, take a step towards better health and try these suggestions for eliminating refined sugar from your diet.

    Eat more fruit: Fruit is rich in naturally occurring sugar that can satisfy your craving for sweets. More importantly, most fruits contain fiber and several vitamins and minerals.

    Cut out the soda: If you are a soda drinker, you are getting too much sugar in your diet, plus a lot of other things that aren't good for you! Also, don't think you are doing yourself a favor by drinking fruit beverages. The number one ingredient in many of the fruit drinks sold in supermarkets is high fructose corn syrup. If you want to enjoy a fruit juice, choose a product that contains 100% fruit juice.

    Leave out the spoonful of sugar: Many of us add table sugar to hot and cold beverages. To break this habit, start by cutting the amount of sugar you add to your beverages in half, then slowly eliminate the sugar completely.

    Bake and cook with alternatives: If you like to make cookies and other baked goods, you probably use a lot of white and brown sugar. Try substituting a more natural sugar, such as dried organic cane juice, in your favorite cookie and dessert recipes. In addition, pureed fruits (such as dates, bananas, and apples) or 100% fruit juice concentrate can be used in place of white and brown sugar in many recipes. To use a wet sweetener in place of dry sugar, use an equivalent amount of sweetener and reduce the liquid content in the recipe by ¼ cup. If the recipe does not call for liquid, add 3-5 tablespoons of flour for each ¾ cup of liquid sweetener used. (adapted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair)

    Use the World's Healthiest Foods as the foundation of your diet: The foods featured on this website are whole, unprocessed, and nutrient-dense foods. By incorporating more of these foods into your diet, you will automatically reduce your consumption of refined sweeteners. http://whfoods.com/eathealthy.php
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    May 12, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidfor me: stop spending so much time online


    ditto
  • Matia79

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    May 12, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Stop drinking Diet Pepsi...

    and I'm with Scott...get out more and stop being a hermit.
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    May 12, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    Stop meeting losers icon_lol.gif
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    May 12, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    Stop being sooooo sarcastic...
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    May 12, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    Let's see...

    I am dieting just fine (The Ultramind Solution: no gluten, no dairy, no refined sugar) ...

    I am exercising just fine at the gym and on my elliptical at home (did an hour and half on the elliptical while watching two lectures in a course from The Teaching Company) ...

    I am destressing daily (as important as exercise to be healthy) by reading (it's what works for me ... icon_wink.gif )

    I guess what I would like to get rid of is procrastination ... for things that I dont like to do so much and arent in my health focus right now ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 12, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    Stop incessantly checking my Blackberry.
  • DrewT

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    May 12, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    One thing I want to stop doing? Whew. I'd like to cut down on simple carbs.
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    May 12, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    Llate night carb binges that's gotta go
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    May 15, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    is carbs so bad?
  • metta

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    May 15, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    stop being shy. stop it...I say...stop. ;)

    (not gonna happen)
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    May 15, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    Pay more attention to diet! Stop all the bread and pasta eat more fruit and LESS food in general.
  • ArmwrestlerJi...

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    May 15, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    Less bread and flour tortillas icon_sad.gif More time moving around. I used to spend every spare minute of every day playing some type of sport and I find myself spectating more than playing these days.
  • Run4Life83

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    May 15, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    Getting to bed so late and waking up so early. I'd like to actually get 8-10 hours of sleep each night to help my body recover.

    That and my daily Snickers bar habit.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    Bitching and actually do something I want!
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    May 15, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    must stop consuming soda.