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Get Fit in '06!
Hundreds of FOX Fans have written us about their desire to get into better shape this year — and now it’s time to put those New Year’s resolutions into motion! E-mail us your diet advice or exercise tips. Of course, you should consult your physician before attempting any new weight-loss or fitness technique.

Read how FOX Fans are shedding weight!

“FOX Fans, I have one word that will answer your weight loss prayers: Yoga!” — Bethany (CT)

“I rely on the ‘Mayo Clinic Diet.’ Even though the diet is not endorsed by the institution, I find it is very effective for taking off a few pounds in a hurry. Which after the holidays, is exactly what I need!” — Fran (Holly Springs, NC)

“It has been my experience that, until you lose the word ‘diet’ from your lexicon, you cannot truly lose weight.” — Curt (Atlanta, GA)

“On the local news the other night I saw a story on appetite control points. Apparently, there is a region behind your ear that can curb your appetite. Have any FOX Fans had an experience with acupressure weight loss?” — Laurel (Cherry Hill, NJ)

“After seeing Kirstie Alley on all of those commercials, I’m going to do whatever she did!” – Karla

“My wife and I went out and purchased a fancy pedometer. I don’t usually like gadgets, but sometimes they can serve as motivation. I will also be keeping a detailed log of how much and how often we walk. This way, we will see the results in the mirror and on paper. Good luck to everyone trying to lose weight!” — Frank and Harriet (TX)

“In my opinion, you can forget about South Beach, Atkins, The Hollywood Diet, or any of those other plans. What works best for me is 30 minutes on a treadmill, four times a week. Regular exercise is the key!” — Donna (Louisville, KY)

“This year I plan to bring my lunch from home everyday. Normally, I end up ordering out and overeating, not to mention, wasting tons of money. When I cook at home, I can control ingredients and portion size.” — Lois (Naples, FL)

“Don’t underestimate the power of simple exercises that you can do at home without any additional equipment. As a collegiate athlete, I stay in shape by utilizing a simple trio of exercises: push-ups, sit-ups, and running.” — Mike (Houston, TX)

“For 2006 I have given up red meat. I know it sounds extreme, but I have fallen in love with protein supplements and wheat gluten. It is amazing how many of these items today are capable of tasting like meat!” — Melissa (Patchogue, NY)

“In 2004, after resolving to drop 50 pounds before my 50th birthday, I employed a personal trainer. I was always under the impression that they were solely for the Hollywood elite — boy was I wrong. Not only was a trainer the jumpstart I needed, it was also affordable and fun. I encourage FOX Fans to explore this avenue. By the way, I am now down over 70 pounds and in the best shape of my life!” — Donald