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Save your life: Weigh your food!

When I got gestational diabetes, I became scrupulous about weighing my food. But after delivery, I got lazy about my own diet. Now I'm back to weighing, measuring, and tracking my food. My life depends on it, and weighing helps. My healthy 19-yr-old son is proof positive!

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Mindful Grocery Shopping

Good eating habits start with the food we choose at the grocery store. Make a list and stick to it. When you get to the register, do a quick inventory to see what percentage in your cart is junk. Put it back.

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My version of chicken noodle soup

When I am making homemade chicken 'noodle' soup I sub the noodles for a good few handful of beansprouts instead. It looks virtually the same but it can cut some calories.

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Cheerios!

I learned about the chocolate Cheerios from reading these secrets and I LOVE them! Today I picked up a box of Banana Nut Cheerios and I think I like them even MORE! They remind me of a banana nut muffin! I now have my Grandson and Husband hooked. Hmmm...maybeI should buy stock in General Mills...

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plate size

use a smaller plate for dinner to prevent over eating and you don't feel deprived. You see you have a full plate of dinner

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Decadent Desserts....in the shower!

This is silly, and it doesn't exactly involve eating. I buy body wash from the company Philosophy. They make many yummy smelling food scents, in my shower now I have vanilla ice cream and pink frosted cake. So I have taken those foods out of my diet, but not out of my life.

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Breakfast

I discovered a new and healthy breakfast that not only taste great but it is healthy too. I mixed 1 packet of Plain oatmeal and 4oz. of Unsweetened applesauce together. It was healthy and it filled me up for hours afterwards.

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Up Your Whole Grains

I found that by adding more whole grains, particularly with pasta & bread, I feel full longer & don't snack as much as I used to.

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More Fiber

I have been adding more fiber to my diet. I have even added it to my nutrition tracker. I aim for 35 grams per day. I try to get my fiber from both soluble and insoluble sources

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Freezing grapes

I have found that frozen grapes are a great treat. We don't even refrigerate them anymore. I rinse them and they go straight to the freezer! Try it ! I think you'll love it! And... no waste if you don't get them eaten right away!

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