Originally created 12/25/05

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Fit tips

Weight-loss tips help resolutions

According to weight-loss and health expert laurie bell, the author of lose the lies, lose the weight: the ultimate guide to permanent weight loss, the vast majority of those who make a New Year's resolution to lose weight fall off the wagon before the end of January.

To help combat those numbers, she gives five weight loss tips for 2006:

- Visualize your ideal self. Cut pictures out of health and fitness magazines. Add your face to the fit person's body.

- Keep a food journal. You might think you don't eat that much, but you probably consume more than you think.

- Eat like a champion. Athletes eat lots of fruits, vegetables, rice and whole-grain foods to maintain their energy level.

- Reverse your thinking about "goodies." You want to get fit, yet you continue fantasizing about high-calorie, low-quality foods. That doesn't work.

- Give yourself the gift of health. Join a health club. Buy a treadmill. Pamper yourself by purchasing sessions with a personal trainer.

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