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Check grocry and farmer's market produce vallues & plan menu!

This time of year it is easy to eat healthier because of the fresh healthy vegetables and fruits available at food coop and farmer's markets. I shop for values and then plan my menu around them! , and more are available!

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before dinner hungries!

for that late before dinner snack to take the edge off I eat baby carrots (about 1/2 cup) and one wedge of laughing cow cheese

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Zero calorie "cocktail"

When I feel like I want to sip on a cool summer cocktail but I don't want the calories and alcohol, I mix a crystal light packet with club soda. It sparkles, is fun to drink, and feels like a summer beverage without all of the calories.

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Replace Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt

I love eating mexican food and it always taste better with sour cream, but now I use greek yogurt for a fat free high protein, good for you, flavor.

I just use the plain.

It is good on eggs, burritos, with veggies. I am trying it on all sorts of things

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Tea Instead of Coffee

Drink green teat instead of coffee in the morning. Not only does it have 1/4 of the caffeine, it has tons of healthy benefits.

Work into it by drinking one cup of each and decrease the amount of coffee each day until you are only drinking tea.

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Giving up ?

Not ! No way do you ever give up.
Persistence pays off no matter how hard it is.
But I know that I can do this, lose weight and stay healthier for my family.
I just never quit !

So far 150 lbs gone-150 to go.

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Filling Breakfast

2 egg whites, 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese on an arnold sandwich thin. Yummy and very filling!

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Eat Raw Fruits and Vegetables

Eat at least 50% of your daily intake as raw fruits and vegetables. It has been the best weight loss secret I have learned, although a friend says 75% would be better. I have consistently lost weight doing this. It keeps me feeling energized and my digestive system clean and moving.

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Start Your Day off the Right Way

Don't start your morning off by going thru a drive-thru. You're only bound to fail the rest of the day. Starting the day off w/a light/healthy breakfast, like oatmeal, will set you up for a great day. You'll be less tempted to "ruin" your day by making unhealthy choices for lunch, dinner and snacks.

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Buy a 'fancy' glass or cup!

If it's hard to stay in the habit of drinking enough water, splurge on a new, fun cup or glass that you can take anywhere. Ever since I got my Starbucks cup with the built-in straw, I take it with me everywhere and I sip it all day...getting more than enough water!

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