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Healthy Eating Jump-Start Day 2: Drink more H2O

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Have you made a resolution to eat better and lose weight ... just like you did last year? Don't set yourself up for failure by attempting an overnight revamp of your habits.

Follow our month-long program of daily nutrition tips, created by dietitian Leslie Beck to change your lifestyle for January - and beyond. And to get your fitness on track, try our personal trainer-designed Boot Camp 2012 program .

DAY 2: Drink a large glass of water before each meal

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Drinking water before each meal helps you feel full and, as a result, can help prevent you from overeating. Also, many people don't drink enough water in the winter months because they don't feel thirsty. So this easy trick will also help you meet your daily water requirements.

Women need nine cups (2.2 litres) of water each day and men need 13 cups (three litres) - more if they exercise.

Here's the good news: All beverages - with the exception of alcoholic drinks - count toward your daily water requirements. Yes, even coffee and tea.

DAY 1: Keep a food diary for the next seven days

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