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DIScomfort eating

When I'm tempted to 'comfort eat', I think about how comfortable - or not - I will feel afterwards. Tight waistbands, heartburn, indigestion, bloating, raised blood sugar, guilt, regret. And for what?

I now think of it as 'discomfort eating' and make healthier choices. Being slim is comforta...

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Fill 'Er Up

About 20 mins. before dinner, eat 1/2 ounce of walnuts with 1 cup of your favourite broth-based soup. Or drink at least 8 ounces of water with one tablespoon of psyllium. Either will help fill you up so you won't want or need to eat as much to feel satisfied. (You: On A Diet)

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Just discovered Almond Milk!

I LOVE dairy products ,especially milk.I had a terrible time at first going downfrom whole to 2% to1% to nonfat. But I have got used to it.I discovered almond milk by way of reading about in Good Housekeeping magazine in the Biggest Loser cover story.Just 60 calories a cup!

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Breakfast

I have found that eating a good-sized breakfast (even getting more than a third of my calories at breakfast) tends to help me have better energy through the day and be less likely to overeat later. Sometimes this even involves a couple strips of bacon or a piece of dark chocolate!

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HEALTH

I LIKE EATING HEATHY BECAUSE THAT WAY I KNOW THAT I GET THE RIGHT VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS.

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Snack success

I keep an ample supply of fat free greek yogurt that I grab when I get home from work. I used to be ravenous when I get home and would eat "whatever" but proper planning is the key! The greek yogurt is high in protein and rather filling...quite a bonus!

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Eat Meals In Reverse

I get bored with the same foods at the same times so switching them up can be fun. Soup & sandwich for breakfast, veggie-cheese frittata for lunch, whole-grain, lowfat pancakes with fruit for dinner. My family loves breakfast for dinner while heartier meals at breakfast keeps my hunger at bay.

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Try Hummus - Be Adventureous

I remember thinking hummus was for weird people years ago, LOL. I got brave and tried it and have been hooked since. You have to make sure you get a good brand and not one that has a lot of artificial ingredients. You may be surprised that you get hooked on it and it becomes a staple in your diet

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Cut the mayo and butter

I havent used mayo since I started spark always loaded my sandwiches with it now i use mustard, fat free italian dressing or honey mustard and still looking for other low cal Items to use. I also dont use butter on toast I use 1/2 tbls peanut butter per slice cook w/ pam or olive oill or bake broil.

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Frozen Fruit

My kids loved this and it's a great snack or treat. Take fresh strawberries or grapes, wash them well, store in air-tight bags and freeze. I usually add a 1/4-1/2 cup per bag; the kids can grab and go! You can also use berries, bananas, kiwi, oranges or pineapple.

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