Enjoying the View?

I’ve asked Steve to keep a food diary. This will keep him accountable not only to me, but more importantly, to himself. Studies show that writing down what you eat may actually help you to eat less. If you see that cheeseburger and large fries on paper, you'll probably think twice next time you want to make such a bad choice. Try it at home. For a week, write down everything you put in your mouth (that includes drinks, condiments, etc) and take a look at the end of the day…do you enjoy the view or are you sick to your stomach? Do you need to make changes, decrease portion sizes, or get more fruits and vegetables? Sometimes looking into yourself means looking at your food choices first!

I’ve asked Steve to keep a food diary. This will keep him accountable not only to me, but more importantly, to himself. Studies show that writing down what you eat may actually help you to eat less. If you see that cheeseburger and large fries on paper, you'll probably think twice next time you want to make such a bad choice. Try it at home. For a week, write down everything you put in your mouth (that includes drinks, condiments, etc) and take a look at the end of the day…do you enjoy the view or are you sick to your stomach? Do you need to make changes, decrease portion sizes, or get more fruits and vegetables? Sometimes looking into yourself means looking at your food choices first!

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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