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Tell yourself you are losing weight.

Positive thinking can go a long way!

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Be determined

Whenever you don't feel like exercising do it anyway! It's amazing how great you will feel when you are done. More energized and that negative voice that tried to stop you has no choice but to SHUT UP! Victory.

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Brush Your Teeth

If you're worried about night time or mindless snacking, brush your teeth. It's a signal to your brain that you are done eating for the day, it keeps your dentist happy and it makes a lot of what you would snack on taste really gross.

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FAST FOOD - NOT A PROBLEM

When I'm out running errands and won't be home for lunch; I avoid the fast food drive through by packing a healthy meal (sandwich or salad ) in an ice filled cooler which I keep in the trunk of the car. That way I'm not tempted by french fries or chocolate shakes.

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My husband's Fast Food Diet - lost 55 pounds so far

My husband loves eating out - but was pushing 300 pounds. He was having problems due to his weight - so he started selecting the one or two lowest calorie foods at each fast food - and eats only those items at each.

Although it wasn't his goal, it forced him to slowly learn about nutrition t...

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eat one piece of fruit or veggie before every meal or integrate it into the meal

This way you'll be sure to get your daily servings and it'll make you fuller faster so you won't go over your calories so easy!

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Using Containers for Sliced Melons, Fruits and Veggies

When I buy a canteloupe, honeydew melon or watermelon ~ I slice it up and store the prepared fruit in the fridge a plastic lidded shoe box container from the $1 store. The fruit is ready to go and makes meal prep a snap. Also works well for storing prepared veggies such as carrot and celery sticks

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Shop at the Dollar Store

My husband and I do most of our shopping at the dollar store. This includes fruits and vegetables. We buy beans and brown rice from the bulk bins at the local discount grocery store. That leaves a very few items left to buy at the regular grocery store.

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self awareness

Learn to be true to yourself. You cannot please everyone around you by becoming what you think they want you to be. Take time to search your inner self for what makes you Spark. Is it worth devoting your life to? If it is, it might be the best gift your can give yourself.

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sub applesauce or a banana for oil in baking

When you're baking muffins or quick bread or making waffles or pancakes, you can substitute applesauce (or pear sauce) or mashed ripe banana for a portion of oil. I generally sub 1/2 to 3/4 of the volume for muffins or quick bread, and about half for waffles or pancakes.

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