Grew up a video game junkie and love this entry, so I had to reblog…

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Sticking to a good-health-plan involves a lot of management skills, a surprising amount of which can be learned from video games.

Here are a few gamer rules that we apply to our own diet:

  1. Primary goals should be hierarchical, planned, and rewards unto themselves.
  2. Secondary goals should be unexpected and celebrated.
  3. Cheats should be limited, earned, and saved till needed.
  4. Know your arsenal.
  5. When you have to restart a level, it doesn’t diminish your chances of success.
  6. Play with the expectation that life will interrupt.
  7. Don’t get into gamer-wars or become a game-missionary, or you’ll quickly lose friends.

Primary goals should be hierarchical, planned, and rewards unto themselves.
Make a list of primary goals, which are goals that are rewards upon themselves. Put them in order and remind yourself that achievements are won in steps! An example would be: (1) Eat only the required amount of calories every day for…

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