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Top 10 healthy eating tips

Here are some fun and easy ways to lose weight perma­nently and lower your blood pressure at the same time.

  1. Set realistic goals. Expect to lose 10 percent of your weight. Reward yourself for reaching mini-goals.
  2. Keep a food diary. Write down what you eat and how you feel.
  3. Create a weekly food plan and leave room for the occasional treat.
  4. Cook your own meals to control your portion size, fat content, and nutrients.
  5. Eat five small meals a day. This may keep you from unhealthy snacks.
  6. Start your day with fiber-rich whole grains and fruit.
  7. Drizzle a little olive oil on your greens.
  8. Drink orange juice a half-hour to hour before each meal. A Yale University researcher says this nutrient ­loaded beverage helps you eat fewer calories.
  9. Sit down and savor your food. Always stop eating when you feel full.
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