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Dinnertime Don't

After fighting my husband's advice to not eat after the gym, I finally gave in and tried it. Boy was he right! I've been making sure I get a small meal in before I leave work and head to the gym and stopped eating when I get home. I've dropped those last 5 pounds!!!

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Make your list and check it twice!

When I know that it is time to do some shopping, I always make a list of foods that I enjoy and that are good for me too. Making a list and sticking to it means that I won't be tempted to buy items that I don't need or want because I have put so much time into my food research and lifestyle changes

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clean teeth= less snacking!

brush your teeth right after dinner, you'll be less likely to snack with freshly brushed teeth!

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Fool Youre Eyes & Help Youre Stomach! (Get Smaller)

Whatever type of sandwich you have, cut it up into 4 peices & do not eat anything else with it, except water.

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nab nighttime snacking

I have a hard time with not eating chips or treats at night. I find if I brush my teeth right after dinner, that curbs me from eating again before bed. Going to bed early works well too, if I am feeling weak and having strong cravings.

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Save time with homemade frozen meals

Whenever chicken breasts are on sale at my local grocery store, I buy a bunch of them. It doesn't take long to grill them all at once, steam some broccoli or other veggies, and make some brown rice in the rice cooker. I divide them up into Tupperware and voila -- pre-made healthy frozen lunches!

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Salsa is lo-calorie but.........???
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Even though Salsa is a low-calorie food. We still must watch our portions. It has surpassed ketchup in the most popular condiment. There is no food that you can eat in unlimited amounts without adding more calories than is needed to lose and maintain a healthy weight!

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Use Romaine Lettuce Instead Of Bread

I had guests for lunch and I made tuna sandwiches, but used Romaine lettuce instead of bread. Neither of my guests had done this before and really enjoyed it. I used cookie cutters to cut the lettuce and it looked very festive too.

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At lunch, pick a pita

Use one mini whole-wheat pita instead of the usual two slices of white or refined wheat bread for your sandwich. Saves 70

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Making Plates

To make sure I was only eating one portion of food, I began serving plates of food rather than putting containers on the table. That way, seconds became an effort to get. It's helped others in my family too!

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