Choosing to live healthy isn't always a cakewalk, which is why we partnered with thinkThin protein bars to commiserate your daily struggles. We're right there with you.
It's a real challenge to give up bad habits, especially ones that we do every day without even thinking about it. Whether you're working hard to lose a little weight or just be a healthier human being overall, just know — we've all been there. But hey, every day is a new opportunity to achieve your goals, right?
Taking the Stairs Instead of the Escalator
Just walking up one flight of stairs three times a day burns 15 calories. So dis that elevator and get climbing.
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Having Tea Instead of a Mocha Latte
A hard habit to break, but a high-fat coffee in the morning or midafternoon can derail all your healthy-eating goals. Opt for green tea instead, which is full of antioxidants and actually improves brain function with only two calories per mug. Take that, fancy coffee drink.
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Actually Motivating to Work Out
Kicking yourself into high gear is not easy, but after you get yourself moving, you realize how good it feels. The first step is simply getting up. Really. Get up.
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Riding Your Bike
Cars are awesome, but they can make us lazy. Even after a long day, walk or ride your bike to run errands — especially if you're in your local neighborhood. Riding your bike for one mile burns around 58 calories. Plus, you'll feel refreshed after being outdoors.
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Keeping Up With Food Trends
Paleo? Gluten-free? Clean Eating? Keeping up with food trends is exhausting and overwhelming. And not every diet is right for everyone. Instead of constantly feeling like you have to jump on every new trend, ask yourself what your real goals are and make a plan that works for you.
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Not Freaking Out When You Mess Up
Everyone has a bad day, so don't beat yourself up over indulging in a slice of cake or skipping your afternoon workout. Wallowing in your self-pity doesn't motivate you to do better, so give yourself a pep talk and move on.
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Being the "Needy" Diner
You're out for dinner with friends and a needy diner makes tons of adjustments making you wonder why she didn't just order a side of brown rice. Inquiring about changes isn't always a bad thing, though; asking for dressing on the side or vegetables without butter definitely cuts the calories. Just make sure you're not being unreasonable while ordering.
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Only Eating Half a Meal
You don't always have to be the queen of the clean-plate club, especially when eating out. Cutting your meal in half also leaves you lunch the next day. Win.
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Stopping After One Glass of Wine
Not always the easiest — especially after a long day, but sticking with one glass of wine means you aren't drinking calories. If you're feeling like imbibing, there are other
low-calorie drink options. It's smart to know the calorie count of your favorite beverages to keep yourself in check during happy hour.
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Maybe the hardest thing ever, but cutting out dessert is a smart way to reach your diet goals. But that doesn't mean you can't reward yourself at the end of the day with something decadent! There are tons of
healthy desserts out there.
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Cooking Your Own Meals
Takeout is everyone's best friend, but when you're not sure what's exactly in your meal, you could be adding calories without even realizing it. Learning how to cook allows you to control ingredients — and count calories. Start with
easy recipes and before you know it you'll be a cooking diva.
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Saying Yes to a Group Fitness Class
You all know her — she's the one who's always inviting you to a fitness class and you usually turn her down. Say yes for once. You never know — you might like it and get even more energized towards your goals.
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Celebrating Wins . . . Without Setting Yourself Back
We're so hard on ourselves, which often means we don't celebrate our wins. Whether it's adding an extra 20 minutes to your workout or losing three pounds, make sure to take note of your successes and celebrate, just don't derail everything you've just accomplished; stay away from the cake and treat yourself to a spa day, pedicure, new jeans, or a bubble bath instead.
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With 20 grams of protein wrapped in rich chocolate and made in a variety of delicious flavors,
thinkThin® High Protein Bars offer a portable, nutritious snack to help satisfy hunger and boost energy. Each gluten-free bar has 0 grams sugar and is certified low glycemic.
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