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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I ate 3 McDonald's hamburgers and a large milkshake!

Always remember my "Walmart Story" and the day I got a Christmas tree. What led me to eating the hamburgers and milkshake that day? Not eating breakfast, letting emotions dictate what I eat, using food to satisfy negative emotions, and improper triggers. What could I have done to break my behavior chain?

2. Take a walk, if you are feeling stressed, vs eating
3. Carrying a healthy snack, such as whole grain crackers or an apple with me
4. Fill out my beahavior chain if I "fall of the wagon"

Need a behavior chain sample? Check out the one at the Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Write it'll lose more weight!

Did you know that by writing everything you eat and drink in a food diary you can DOUBLE your weight loss? Instead of 8 pounds in 8 weeks, imagine 16 pounds in 8 weeks! If you are having trouble keeping track on a peice of paper, try the website, The Daily Plate, available at

Write it down!

Have a healthy day!

Jennifer Barr, MPH, RD