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Water

Water is the best thing for you. Enough said.

- Submitted by KMCDTEALM1 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Breakfast timing and content

Eating a breakfast that contains three food groups within an hour of waking every day sets the tone for the day, gets your metabolism going, and helps keep you satisfied until the next meal. Be sure the meal contains less than 9 grams of sugar.

- Submitted by JEN_BACK2BASICS 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Stretching the salad dressing

When I make a salad I about a tablespoon or more of Balsamic Vinaigrette before I add the dressing, and need less dressing, not to mention vinaigrette is healthy for you.

- Submitted by PJGABRIEL 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Before Giving Into a Craving, PAUSE!!!

I have lots of cravings for things I should not eat because when I do, I have a hard time stopping. For instance, tortilla chips and melted cheese--my biggest craving! When I get this craving, and before I melt that cheese, I have learned to STOP...and decide if this is REALLY how I want to use my

- Submitted by LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments

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Calorie saving

When going out to eat, and before eating, cut the portion in half, place it immediately into a "doggie box".

- Submitted by SUNNYARIZONA 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments

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Stop Being a Picker!

Learn to drink your water and eat the greens! Don't say things like you don't like them and avoid them all. There are sooo many types of vegetables in this world, dont tell me you've tried them all and hate them all? Learn to accept them! Then be rewarded with health!

- Submitted by PAPRINIKA 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Inhale Deeply

I always enjoy opening my chocolate cabinet and inhaling deeply even if I don't plan on eating it. Usually just a deep breath of chocolate "fumes" is enough to curb my desire. Now I apply that to all my foods--inhale deeply before eating. Half the delight of eating is the smell.

- Submitted by PAT3ONTHEBACK 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments

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Brush your teeth

Do you like to snack after dinner? Try brushing your teeth. It's a mental thing, when you brush your teeth your mind thinks it's the end of the day and you don't need to eat anymore. Plus, no one likes to get rid of that fresh-breath feeling :-)

- Submitted by REBLAIR85 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments

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PROTEIN AND GOOD CARBS

Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day each includes protein and good healthy carbs.

- Submitted by CRZY77 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Mixed Nuts

I like nuts for snacks, but get bored if they're the same kind day after day. So, I would buy a few cans of different nuts, and mix them all into one container before portioning them out for snacking later. Kind of makes each snack-time a new experience!

- Submitted by SHINAKO 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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