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Snack

I snack on healthy but filling snacks which help hold me over. Also chewing gum is helpful to keep me from snacking too much.

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What Would a Healthy Eater Do?

Before I eat something outside of a regular meal, I ask myself whether someone with a healthy relationship with food (like I strive for) would make the same choice. This makes me stop and think a second...and maybe make a different choice.

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Fast Food

Research your favorite fast food restaurants ahead of time. Pick healthy choices & keep a list on a 3x5 card in your purse or wallet. You'll be less likely to make a hasty decision.

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sodas were my enemy, water is my friend

Who knew fiber would make such a difference in my weight loss? I bought berries fresh when I could and when I couldn't I bought frozen {which turned out to be cheaper and better}. Changed to whole wheat pasta, fresh veggies, high fiber cereals, sandwich thins and albacore tuna to start and no sodas!

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Fruit snack!

Fruits can be boring sometimes. But what about frozen fruits? Sometimes, I just enjoy to pick up frozen raspberries or blueberries from a bowl. It makes me think I'm eating candies!

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Cut the Calories when eating out!

I love salad bars, but to get my healthy protien and least one a week, I take a serving packet of TUNA. GREAT way to add GOOD protien. I also take a SPRITZ bottle for my salad dressing, that way I KNOW those calories, I am eating!

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Fill your plate with non starchy vegetables

Since I've cut out the white carbs from my diet and replaced them with non starchy vegetables, I've managed to cut 400/500 calories a day and I haven't been hungry at all. Don't have to steam them; a hint of olive oil and/or chicken broth, and grill them, saute, or stir fry and they're great!

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Water... water!

Everybody knows that drinking water is good for the health. In my case, even carying a bottle of water never motivated me. My new solution? Fruit flavoured water beverage! No sugar added, no calories (or almost nothing) and it tastes so good :)

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"Sometimes it just looks better in the garbage than it will on me!"

My grandmother told me this once and I love this tip for it's simplicity.

The concept is basically, not everything on the plate has to go in your mouth. It's a little hard for me to do sometimes, since it involves unnecessary waste, but I still think it's a worthy healthy eating technique.

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