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7/10/17 1:12 A

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When you say you're a picky eater, are there certain foods you want to eat? Most likely, like me, it's the healthy foods you want to add into your diet but just don't care for. For example, I used to be really picky about vegetables but knew they were so good for me and I needed to eat more. I started adding small amounts of the veggies I didn't like to foods where they weren't the focus of the meal - like tossing chopped veggies in a soup or stir-fry or salad. Or allow yourself to dip veggies in cheese or ranch dip or something you do like just to get used to the taste and adding it into your diet. This is how I started eating broccoli, onions, peppers, brussel sprouts, cabbage and spinach. Now I like all of them and know at least one way to prepare them how I like them. Seasonal vegetables are best, of course. And be willing to grab a small portion of something new in the grocery store or farmers market and look or ask for a recipe to try it.
Now I'm working on adding fish into my diet. I want to like salmon but in my head, I still gag at the thought of fish. LOL!
As far as exercise that isn't hard on your knees, have you tried resistance bands? You can find a ton of exercises to try for your whole body. These are great because you can do them at home or traveling, they don't add extra weight on your joints, and they are pretty effective for strengthening and toning. And the bands come in different strengths too so you can start at the beginning and work on getting stronger.
Good luck!

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7/8/17 12:37 A

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Hi Welcome to the team. I live alone and eat frozen dinners so I don't cook. I eat Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine or Smart One dinners. SP does have lots of good recipes though. They also have a cookbook that I do buy. I have made a few recipes when I had people for dinner. I just had a right knee replacement so as far as exercise, walking is the best. If you can exercise in the water. It is very easy on the joints and pain free.

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Hi. My name is Shelly and Iive in GA. I am about to turn 41 and have been battling with my weight for more than ten years. I have bad knees which makes it often difficult to work out, but I am determined to get in shape and stay the course this time. I would like advice and tips from anyone on best foods recipes and best exercises. I am a picky eater and maybe there is another out there that has tips for me. Does anyone have ideas about good workouts that will burn calories, but will not worsen knee pain? All advice is welcome. Thanks so much!

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