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2. Stay away from people who encourage you to eat too much. Maybe even eat with people who have small appetites.
3. Don't ever shop when you are hungry. You'll buy more - and more snacks. Get in habit of eating right before grocery shopping.
4. Switch from sugary soft drinks to flavored water. The carbonated ones are delicious.
5. Start taking short walks each evening. Walk dog, or find a friend to walk with.
There are dozens more small changes you can make. Create your own list, but start just one new habit now. When that becomes a normal part of your life, start another. It's difficult to say how many changes you'll need to start losing weight, but these are easy steps if you take them one at a time.
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