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January 25, 2012 - 11:53am

If you’ve been exercising more, you may be suffering from the aches and pains of having overdone it at the gym. I’ve been there. Making sure your workout is challenging without overdoing it is one way to prevent muscle soreness. But research also points to some foods and beverages that can help ward off and minimize exercise-related muscle soreness, which we’ve reported on in EatingWell Magazine.

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January 23, 2012 - 10:58am

Tip 28: Celebrate Small Victories.

You’ve made it through the month-long diet challenge…congrats! Keep your weight loss going by setting small goals and rewarding yourself for reaching them. When you reach a goal, treat yourself to something special: a pair of designer jeans, a pedicure, a massage. Rewards really do work.

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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January 23, 2012 - 10:57am

Tip 27: Find Your Diet Derailers—And Ways to Overcome Them.

Some people can’t resist chocolate. Others get tripped up by cheese curls and tortilla chips. And then there are those of us who can’t walk by a bakery without breaking down and buying a giant cookie. We all have our “eating-trigger” issues. Review your food journal, do some thinking and figure out what your eating triggers are. Then strategize ways to cope with them. Find some tips here.

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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January 23, 2012 - 10:49am

Tip 26: Move More.

Incidental exercise—the kind you get from every day activities—significantly increases overall calorie burn. For instance, taking the stairs burns 107 calories in 10 minutes, straightening up the house burns 62 calories in 20 minutes. This week, try taking those small actions that can add up to a big difference in calories burned. Find out 4 foods to fuel your workout.

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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January 23, 2012 - 10:46am

Tip 25: Make A Bet.

You create a goal, set the stakes and assign a friend to keep you accountable at stickK.com. Fail to meet your goal and the site pays a charity from your credit card (if you enter one...money is optional, but placing a wager may more than double your rate of success, say the Yale researchers who launched the site).

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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