Discover How to Stay Motivated and Be Successful

Written by Emily Clark

If you surveyed 50 people asking each their definition of success, chances are you would receive fifty different answers. Even so, there are certain steps everyone must follow in order to be successful. One ofrepparttar most important is - staying motivated.

Do you have a new job? Have you started your own business? Are you inrepparttar 144654 process of earning a degree? Do you haverepparttar 144655 desire to lose weight? If one of these scenarios are a recent event in your life, you are probably still excited aboutrepparttar 144656 opportunity. That also probably means you are motivated, as well. Excitement and motivation, often, work hand in hand.

But, how do you stay motivated after several weeks or months have gone by? How do you maintainrepparttar 144657 same level of excitement that you had when you began your new adventure?

There are many things you can do to stay motivated. It is important to set aside a few minutes or more, each day, in an effort to keep your motivation level at its highest. There will be days that you may feel less motivated then usual. Let's face it; we all have a bad day now and then. So, by doing all that you can to maintain a positive attitude, your "down days" will probably be few and far between.

Read a book. There are hundreds of books that have been written onrepparttar 144658 topic of motivation. Visit your local bookstore or library and browserepparttar 144659 shelves. Askrepparttar 144660 clerk or librarian for author and title recommendations. Both will be happy to help you.

7 Bad Eating Habits You Should Change Immediately

Written by Emily Clark

People are obsessed with dieting and weight loss! Don't believe me? Just tune-in to any source of're instantly bombarded withrepparttar latest diet schemes and "Hollywood" food fads.

Here in America, we have built a thriving industry trying to control our weight and treatrepparttar 144653 consequences of over-indulgence. The cost of weight loss and obesity related health care treatments is staggering...Americans alone spend around $114 billion every year! And even with all this interest in losing weight, we continue to pack onrepparttar 144654 pounds like never before...

- A whopping 64 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese...up about eight percent from earlier estimates.

- Among children and teens ages 6-19, 15 percent or almost nine million are overweight...triplerepparttar 144655 rate in 1980!

- Nearly one-third of all adults are now classified as obese.

For Americans, modern life may be getting TOO easy. Our cushy lifestyle means we expend less energy and consequently need fewer calories to sustain our normal body weight.

Think about it for a moment...

Entertainment no longer requires energy expenditure. In fact, it's usually quiterepparttar 144656 opposite. We now entertain ourselves inrepparttar 144657 comfort of our own home while watching TV and munching on our favorite snack. Whether it's television, computers, remote controls, or automobiles, we are moving less and burning fewer calories. Common activities that were once a part of our normal routine have disappeared...activities like climbing stairs, pushing a lawn mower or walking to get somewhere.

And please do not misunderstand me...I appreciate comfortable living just as much asrepparttar 144658 next person. But, here isrepparttar 144659 problem...

With all of our modern day conveniences and "cushy" style of living we have not adjusted our caloric intake to compensate for our decreased caloric expenditure. We consume more calorie rich and nutrient deficient foods than ever before. Consider a few ofrepparttar 144660 following examples comparing what we eat "today" vsrepparttar 144661 1970's (U.S. Department of Agriculture survey):

- We are currently eating more grain products, but almost all of them are refined grains (white bread, etc.). Grain consumption has jumped 45 percent sincerepparttar 144662 1970's, from 138 pounds of grains per person per year to 200 pounds! Only 2 percent ofrepparttar 144663 wheat flour is consumed as whole wheat.

- Our consumption of fruits and vegetables has increased, but only because French fries and potato chips are included as vegetables. Potato products account for almost a third of our "produce" choices.

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