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Drink your milk!

It is filling. It solidifies in the system. If you are hungry and you have tried to fill up by eating, make sure to get your two glasses per day in. It will make a world of difference. Plus it will get your stomach moving as well. (Not so nice to mention but a definite fact)

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Water to fight Hunger

So when I get hunger cravings, I drink some water. Til I feel like my belly is full. That helps keep me from eating unhealthy stuff. Plus, it helps get those 8 glasses out of the way much faster. Sometimes I feel hungry two minutes after I drank, well I just drink some more!!!

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Use food psychology

I "psych myself out" when it comes to unhealthy food. If I see fatty snacks in the breakroom at work I think about how they are probably stale from being out or that a lot of people may have touched them. Or I will pick out one thing about the food that I might not like and magnify it.

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New Foods

Don't be afraid to try new foods. You will have two results, you like it or you don't. Guaranteed you will find some new yummy, healthy foods to add to your daily diet.

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Bigger breakfasts curb nighttime snaking

Late night snacking used to be my biggest problem, but soon after I started eating bigger breakfasts, I noticed that I wasn't snacking at night anymore.

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Find out how to fuel YOUR OWN body

Every person is different and has unique nutritional needs (allergies, metabolic type, etc...) Go to a certified nutritionist to find out how to fuel YOUR body. www.behealthynutrition.com

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Smoothies and Vitamins

Have a problem taking vitamins? Throw em in a smoothie, you can throw just about anything in a smoothie.

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How to portion your meals

Try to remember the old adage to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. That way your body is using your intake in proportion with your output.

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Drink while you eat

Before you eat make sure to have a glass of water. Also, take a sip of water between every bite. That way you are increasing your water intake and decreasing how fast (and how much) you eat.

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Rice Crispie Treat Lovers

I found the best alternative to Rice Crispie Treats! Kellogg's Fiber Plus bars... I love the Chocolately Peanut Butter bar. You get 35% of your daily fiber, 9g, and 3g of protein. A great choice when I'm craving something chocolatey and chewy like RC treats!

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