January 1 generally comes with a flurry of new year’s resolutions, most aimed toward eating healthier and saving money after an extravagant holiday season. Here are a few simple ways to stick to both resolutions, with small changes that can add up to big benefits — on the scale and the pocketbook.
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Bring your own lunch.
Buying lunch out at work on a regular basis can add up to big bucks — and calories. Getting in the habit of packing your own, whether in the morning or the night before, will save money, use up leftovers (less waste at home adds up to even more savings), and chances are you'll pack something healthier, in smaller portions, than you'd get at a restaurant or with take-out.
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