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5 ways to improve your dating life today

5 ways to improve your dating life today

If you’re looking for love in 2013, the first step might be getting rid of the bad dating habits you may not even know are getting in your way.

But would you be willing to put a blind date on national TV to find out what your bad habits are? Lucky for you, we found two brave souls who agreed to be set up by a matchmaker and have the whole thing recorded. 

5 bad financial habits you can break today

5 bad financial habits you can break today

While getting in good physical shape is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, getting in financial shape is another big one. 

The best way to do the latter is by targeting a few of your bad money habits and breaking them one by one:

Dietitian Molly Paulson shows a family what items in your fridge could be sabotaging your diet

Is your fridge making you fat?

Your weight loss hang-ups may be in your own fridge!

Nutritionist Molly Paulson raided one family's kitchen to show us the culinary stumbling blocks that can make our diets fail.

Diabetes diagnosis inspires 50 pound weight loss

Diabetes diagnosis inspires 50 pound weight loss

Doug Phillips knew it was time for a change when his doctor diagnosed him with Type 2 diabetes in May of 2012. Some of his relatives already had diabetes, and he did not want to go down that path. So, he decided to drop 50 pounds in six months! 

Phillips was 231 pounds when he got the diagnosis. He immediately jumped into a weight loss routine. He says he focused on eating healthier, sticking to proper portion size and exercising. That meant going to the gym every single day. 

New Year, New You: Nurse goes vegan, loses 116 lbs!

New Year, New You: Nurse goes vegan, loses 116 lbs!

It’s a brand new year, and it could hold a brand new you! If you have some pounds to shed, let Morning Express viewers be your inspiration.

Sarah Cutting is a nurse who says losing her father really motivated her to get healthy. Her starting weight was 290 pounds. She made the choice to go vegan and in less than a year, she was 116 pounds lighter.

'Shred' your weight loss goals in 2013

'Shred' your weight loss goals in 2013

Have you hit a weight loss plateau? Are there 10 or 20 stubborn pounds you just can't drop no matter what you do? Dr. Ian Smith of "Celebrity Fit Club" fame says his new book "Shred: The Revolutionary Diet" can help us jumpstart our 2013 weight loss goals Morning Express style.

Eating well doesn't mean having to buy special ingredients, or taking lots of time to prepare them... in fact in less time than it took Carlos Diaz to do his sports segment, Dr. Smith was able to whip up a delicious, healthy smoothie right on our set. Only special equipment required: a blender. Smith says his grape-raspberry smoothie takes 5 minutes to prepare, but it took him less than 50 seconds to get it done on the air. Here's his recipe if you'd like to try and beat his time:

New Year, New You: MN man loses 145 pounds!

New Year, New You: MN man loses 145 pounds!

Paul Elliott of Eden Prairie, Minnesota says he hit rock bottom when he could no longer weigh himself at home. He said his scale only went to 300 pounds. And his weight was well above that, at about 330 pounds.

Elliott says he was depressed and miserable. So one night, he skipped the drive-thru food, and pulled into a sporting goods store instead. He picked up a set of dumbbells, and his weight loss journey began. He wasn’t sure what to do, but he was too embarrassed to go to a gym. So, he started at home, researching exercise tips online. Elliott says he hated it at first – it was torture! But, he knew he had to keep going.

New Year, New You: 256 lbs to a half-marathon

New Year, New You: 256 lbs to a half-marathon

It’s a brand new year, and it could hold a brand new you! If you have some pounds to shed, let Morning Express viewers be your inspiration.

Marina Ortega says she was a newlywed when she decided she needed to start losing weight to up her chances of having a baby. She started working out and eating better in January 2012. Ten months later she was more than 85 pounds lighter.

New Year, New You: She lost 191 pounds!

New Year, New You: She lost 191 pounds!

It’s a brand new year, and it could hold a brand new you! Do you have some big changes you want to make? Finally ready to start that new diet? Morning Express is here to help -- and a Georgia woman tells her story to show you really can do it!

Kristy Olds weighed 372 pounds when she was rushed into the ICU after having a baby boy in August of 2008. She suffered from preeclampsia, which is severe high blood pressure. It was six days before she could even hold her son, Drew. A lot of things in her life were changing, but her weight wasn’t on the list just yet.

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