Dear Diary: Why Keeping a Health Diary Works
Ever gain five pounds and really have no idea what could have caused it? You've been eating as you normally do and taking your regular walks. Except maybe you forgot to account for those pieces of birthday cake at the office, the sampling around the table at a recent dinner with friends, or the missed exercise due to a stretch of bad weather. It's easy to forget, or ignore, the little things that can quickly add up to bigger problems.
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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 11/13.
Raisin Walnut Strudel French Toast with Peach Syrup Chicken Club Salad Vegetable Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Curried Shrimp with Cucumber Sauce Broccoli Spaghetti Anise Seed Cut-Out Cookies Harvest Pork Roast with Vegetables Chinese Chicken Salad Rolls Soft Shell Crabs with Asian Mignonette
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