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iPhone/iPod Touch/Smart Phone Trick

Most chain restaurant websites have pdf nutrition information or you can print the nutrition page to a pdf. I saved them on my computer but I also emailed to myself and downloaded the email to my iPod Touch. Now the info is stored there in my email and I can even access it without a wifi connection!

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Become a Tea-Aholic

Drink as much fresh brewed loose leaf tea as you want, especially between meals....it's full of beneficial antioxidants and curbs cravings. I like dandelion detox tea for "cleansing". Rooibos (red bark) and Oolong teas are great too! I like to brew my tea and then chill it over ice - refreshing!

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v8 "soup"

I love using a cup of low sodium V8 as a quick, low calorie "soup". I just add some spices to pump up the flavor and then nuke it for about a minute. I have even stirred in a tbsp of Greek yogurt at the end of the cooking time to make it more creamy. Super easy, super healthy and super cheap :)

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I grow my own food

When I get home from work, I put on my overalls and get out in the back yard to see what's new. Right now I have ripe artichokes, sugar snap peas, radishes and onions. Soon I will have beans, carrots, and strawberries. Super delicious, organic and VERY local!

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Food Prep is KEY to success!!

I made a commitment to shop, wash, dry and cut up my veggies as soon as I came home from the supermarket -- I did and it's working out GREAT!!! Then I took another day and grilled all my proteins, chicken, fish, turkey burgers and pan fried scallop -- NO MORE EXCUSES to NOT EAT healthy!!

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Choosing Healthy Foods

I like my food to remember where it came from. Boneless chicken breasts know they came from a chicken. Breaded chicken nuggets, not so much. The less processed, the better Tastier too!

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Looking at Calories Differently

Spend your calories like they were money. Is the donut from the coffee shop really worth 1/5 of your calorie budget for the day? When I think like this, it is much easier to pass up unhealthy treats offered to me.

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Efficient Breakfast

I'm hooked on oatmeal made with steel cut oats, but I hate spending 30 minutes preparing my breakfast when I am already running for work. This week I made 5 servings worth on Monday, let it cool, and then divided the servings into storage containers, tossed them in the fridge.

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Drop that soda!!

An easy way to drop weight and help your health is to stop drinking soda (diet included). Replace soda drinking with WATER drinking. Plus, an average person loses around 10 pounds a year after they stop drinking soda and start drinking water.

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Keep the Kitchen a Safe Haven

I have been on the path to health long enough to know that if I have junk food around, I will eat junk food. The best way to stay on track is to have the refrigerator packed with healthy choices. I always have a bowl of fruit and ready to eat veggies on hand for the snack attacks.

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