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51. Find life outside the kitchen.

When the good times aren't exactly rolling, many of us unfortunately look to the cupboards for comfort. Eating yourself to emotional oblivion will cause you to end up with two problems: the original one that you started with, and the new one of having to deal with the excess calories from the large bag of chips you just inhaled. Instead, create a list of supportive outlets to use when life gets you down and post it in a visible place. In addition to calling a friend or counselor, consider volunteering at a local shelter, hospital, or school. Sometimes one of the best ways to lift your spirits is to lift someone else's.

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All tips written by Joan Salge Blake, M.S., R.D.

--Updated August 2003

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