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A Year of Eating Healthier: One Family's Journey

Meet the Rebucci family, from Chester, New Jersey! Over the course of 12 months, Regina Ragone, Family Circle's food director/registered dietician, will guide the Rebuccis onto the path of better nutrition.

By Regina Ragone

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Marc Rebucci
Rhea Anna
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Meet Marc Rebucci

Age: 51

Favorite Foods: "I love soup—I'll have soup any time of the year," Marc says. Lobster bisque, French onion, gazpacho and lentil soups top his list. He's also a big meat eater.

Healthiest Habit: Marc stays active by going to the gym and doing lots of yard work.

Needs Improvement: He takes medication for blood pressure, acid reflux and high cholesterol, so he hopes that he'll be able to get off these meds by shedding pounds and adopting a healthier lifestyle. Another challenge is that Marc eats out frequently for his job—as much as four or five times a week just for lunch—so he needs to learn how to make healthy choices at restaurants.

Workout Regimen: Two or three times a week, Marc hits the gym before work in the morning for 45 minutes and mostly lifts weights.

Long-Term Goal: "I want to be more conscious of what I eat and how I eat," Marc says. He hopes to adopt a better workout routine to reach his goal weight and gain energy. "I just want to be able to wake up and feel better."

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