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cook at home

the more that you cook at home the better things will be for you cause there will not be addatives and other gross thing in it that your body dont need

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"GAINING NEW PERSPECTIVE"

I use my cell phone to take a picture of my plate, especially if I am eating alone. At times I am truly amazed at the amount of food I have on my plate & immediately divide it in half! At other times I am proud of the proportions and color range of food I have selected.

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Graham Cracker rescue

When I need a cookie/sugar fix I substitute a graham cracker instead. I get the whole wheat flour and a sugar taste, without all the calories. A great snack is a little peanut butter on the cracker. Or low-fat ice cream in the middle of 2 crackers is an ice cream sandwich.

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Buy a food scale!

Now that I am at a point where the weight is not just falling off - weighing my food and knowing exactly what I'm doing is key! It's also amazing how knowing this actually does make you feel full and not that you are being cheated!

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Easy Lower Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

First, check the labels. Spaghetti sauce varies greatly in the amount of sodium. Choose one less than 500mg of sodium rather than one 1000mg or more. Then take 1/4 cup which is half a serving and add 1/4 cup canned tomatoes no salt added w/ oregano and basil. Boca Crumbles add meaty taste & protein.

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Beat the craving!

All of us have crazy cravings, right? Well, I cave in almost daily, but after taking one small bite of that donut, or a handful of m&ms, when I am satisfied with the sweetness I toss the rest of it so I can't REALLY fall of the wagon. It also makes me feel great about my will power!

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Plain Yogurt with granola

I have found that plain yogurt with this new healthy omega-3 granola that is 30% seeds and fruit it is made by Pres. Choice is a great sweet alternative for ice cream and other unhealthy snacks I used to eat. I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours and it becomes nice and thick.

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Applesauce makes a great dessert!

I have a serious sweet tooth. I especially want something sweet after a meal. I keep a jar of unsweetened applesauce in the fridge and I like to enjoy a half-cup serving after a meal, warm or cold, by itself or with some chopped strawberries, some craisins, or a dollop of plain yogurt. Yum!

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Swap Spinach for Lettuce, Avocado for Mayo

Use spinach instead of lettuce on your sandwiches to boost nutrition. Also, use mashed avocado instead of cheese or mayonnaise to get those good fats.

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Fruit Water

I have found a product that I love to flavor my water it is True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange. They also have some wonderful Lemonade sweetened with Truvia. The Crystals in the packetts are real juice and oils from the fruits and give you vitamin c and no calories. They taste fantastic.

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