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I can't run more than 50 metres without stopping. I need help lifting a box of groceries. I can barely touch my toes. I keep eating more cake, and just buying bigger pants.

My body fat percentage is higher than my age. I am 34 years old, and I am not looking after my health. But that's about to change. By this time next year, I am going to be a real life Wonder Woman.

Couch Potato, to Wonder Woman.

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The holiday season is hardly the harbinger of impending health and fitness. Especially considering that, for many, December's poster boy is a morbidly obese old man that gorges himself on cookies and cake. But despite the abundance of treats and temptations, this doesn't mean your diet will fall to ruins. Below, we'll discuss a framework you can use in order to stick to your plan.

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Here’s a neat little experiment.

Next time you’re on social media, try out a variant of this tweet/status:

“Just ate a whole large pizza to myself lmao #goodtimes.”

Now sit back in your chair as the likes and the smileys and the emoticons roll in.

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Artificial sweeteners have become popular for people who want to reduce their sugar intake for health or weight reasons. You probably recognise some of them by their brand name: Sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet and Low), aspartame (Equal) and stevia (used by a number of brands). Each has varying levels of sweetness and uses.

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Be honest: it's not farting that bothers you, it's when your farts are really stinky. Skipping fibre might make you fart less, but it won't get rid of that rotten-egg smell we all dread. Instead, take a good look at your cysteine-containing protein sources.

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There are so many myths and strangely specific rules about when to eat to lose weight, but alone they do nothing to help. Eat a hearty breakfast and light all day. Eat small meals every few hours. Rules around when you eat are less important than you think, and even when they do help, they're not for the reasons you think.

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Porridge. In January 2013 I ate porridge every morning for breakfast. It started as a holiday thing. I loved it so much that I decided to eat it for breakfast forever. In 2013 I estimate that, out of 365 days of the year, I didn’t eat porridge roughly 20 days. That’s a fairly good innings.

I learned some things along the way.

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Exercise and eating healthy are key to a healthier, fitter lifestyle, but there's something to be said for small changes as well — ones that can make a big difference if you make them into regular habits. This graphic is packed with them, starting from when you wake up in the morning to how you wind down for bed at night.