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Ice Cream Cheat

If you're into the bad habit of having ice cream then there is a simple solution that can be as good for you as you want it to be. I found this out when I was working at a summer camp. It's fun and delicious without making you feel guilty after! You can also add in fruit (so good).

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Deconstruct Restaurant Menus

You can eat out and eat healthy. Scan the menu for healthy items and sides and put together your own dish. I have never had any problems doing that. Select the chicken, replace the mashed potatoes with the grilled veggies from another dish.

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Prepare in advance when eating out

If you know that you're going out to eat with co-workers, see if you can find an online menu for where you're going so you can decide beforehand what the healthiest eating options are. After this, add your meal to the nutrition tracker;this will help keep your aware of your calorie intake.

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Conversation Helps Me Eat Less!

I LOVE TO TALK! I love to talk MORE than eat! I find that if I am in the company of adults at my dinner table{ or any meal},I will generally eat LESS at that meal than if I were alone.I will still finish my meal,but not necessarily all of it and I will drink MORE WATER!

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Put the scale in front of the fridge:-)

It happened by accident one day. I brought the scale down from the bathroom to weigh something on it and later that day my daughter accidently kicked it under the front edge of the refridgerator. Of course, being the busy mom I am, I didn't pick it up right away.

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Drinking Water

I have a 27 oz. water bottle that I use. I drink one glass of water with breakfast then drink my water bottle twice. So I can trick myself into thinking I only drink 3 "cups" of water not 8.

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Greek Yogurt

I tried some with a coupon and fell head-over-heels! If you have a weakness for sour cream this is the swap you've been craving. Greek yogurt is thick, rich and a bit tart. Add a dollop to your wrap and it's yummy. It's also great mixed with fruit.

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yogurt

Combine some plain yogurt with the flavoured kind. I hate artificial sweeteners, so I usually buy the kind that has sugar. But it is too sweet. I find that if I cut it with plain yogurt such as activia, it actually tastes much better and it is less sugary. I divide the yog into two portions.

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Buy shredded cheese; eat far fewer calories

I never thought I'd ever buy shredded cheese but I've found it a great help in my craze for nibbling cheese. Sprinkle just a few grains on salads, baked potatoes etc and you get the taste of cheese without all the calories.

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protein drink

I mix my protein drink for breakfast and then I sneak in one cup of frozen spinach.....and you can't taste it and it's a power house of goodness, I also add in berries or frozen banana slices..... Life is Good !

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