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Healthy Eating Jump-Start Day 21: Review your new healthy habits


Have you made a resolution to eat better and lose weight? 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 21: Review your new healthy habits

It's the last day of January and a perfect time to reflect on the nutrition strategies you've embarked upon during the past four weeks.

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Changing your eating habits takes work. It requires the same level of commitment you made when you decided to start the Healthy Eating Jump-Start. It's easy for things to slip, especially when you're given a nutrition tip to implement each day. That's a lot to ask of anybody ... so give yourself a pat on the back!

Today, consider the nutrition tips you've worked on this month. Choose one you feel requires more focus and attention in order for you to really master it.

Here's a recap:

DAY 20: Include a treat once a week

DAY 19: Go for whole grains

DAY 18: Don't eat after 8 p.m.

DAY 17: Eat an afternoon snack

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DAY 16: Track your calories

DAY 15: Ban sugary drinks

DAY 14: Eat an orange vegetable

DAY 13: Add ground flaxseed to your diet

DAY 12: Eat one vegetarian meal (try for three a week)

DAY 11: Pass on the salt

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DAY 10: Plan a week's worth of meals in advance

DAY 9: Eat a leafy green vegetable

DAY 8: Drink a cup of green tea

DAY 7: Snack on fruit

DAY 6: Use a smaller plate

DAY 5: Eat more veggies

DAY 4: Practise eating slowly

DAY 3: Boost fibre at breakfast

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

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

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