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5 Easy Steps to a Healthier You

Trying to alter your habits and routines can be daunting. Here’s a modest program that will help you get on track without feeling overwhelmed. From Second Spring by Dr. Maoshing Ni

Bite-size changes to ease into health
Trying to alter your habits and routines can be daunting, even when you know the changes are for the better. Here’s a modest program that will help you get on track without feeling overwhelmed:

Week 1 — Drink a lot more water this week. In between meals, drink 40 ounces of water a day (5 8-ounce glasses). And use up or clean out all the food that is currently in your kitchen to make way for new healthier food.

Week 2 — Eat five to seven colorful fruits and vegetables every day.

Week 3 — Carry dried fruits and nuts with you as healthy snacks to replace any unhealthy ones you usually eat. Eat hummus instead of butter on your bagel.

Week 4 — Replace all the white food in your pantry with brown food. Go to your health food store and bring back brown rice instead of white, whole wheat bread instead of white bread, buckwheat pasta instead of white, and so on.

You’re already on your way to a healthier you!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Maoshing Ni, popularly known as Dr. Mao, is a 38th-generation doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and an authority in anti-aging medicine. At the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, California, Dr. Mao and his associates have treated more than 25,000 women. Known on Sex and the City as “Dr. Wow,” Dr. Mao lectures internationally and has been featured on radio and television as well as on the pages of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the author of Second Spring: Dr. Mao’s Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age (Text copyright © 2009 by Dr. Maoshing Ni).

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