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Increase your protein!

When I slip up, it's because I've been gradually adding more carbs back into my diet, which lead to more (bad) carb cravings. I start feeling out of control. When I increase my protein again, suddenly it doesn't take nearly as much effort to stay on track.

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BRAG ABOUT IT!!

DO EVERYTHING U SAY U ARE GOING TO DO AND THEN TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT, IT WILL KEEP U ACCOUNTABLE!!

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3 of 3 Daily Things I Do

Every night I fill up 8 water bottles. The next day they are all cold and ready to grab. Also, I can see throughout the day how I'm doing. It actually is a good feeling filling them knowing that I got my water in!

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Using those FREE shower caps from hotels

I pick up and use those free shower caps as quick covers for food served in bowls. They make great covers on the picnic table or in the fridge. Also work well as shoe covers when packing shoes in your suitcase. You put them over the soles and keep your clothes from getting dirty.

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Wash your clothes in cold water

Use cold water to wash ALL your laundry. There are several kinds of cold water laundry detergent available to make sure your clothes get clean. This reduces fading and prevents shrinking, reduces your water heating bill and keeps your clothes looking great!

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cleaning closets and doing good at the same time

I keep a bag tuck away in the front clos et so when I come across clothes that are too small for me or my kids i dump them in. everyother week(yes, the kids are growing that fast) I drop the clothes off to a place in my area when folks in need are able to come take the stuff straight from the bag.

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Try mindfulness

I use mindfulness meditation to help me step away from negativity and look at it more objectively. It's helped a lot to control frustration and to stay on track.

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Cereal Packaging

Using the waxed bag from the cereal boxes to wrap your meat or refrigerator/ freezer purchases in keeps them fresher longer

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One Small Step

Every day, I try to make one small change from the day before. It could be drinking a little more water or walking a little more or reading one more success story to keep me going. All of those small steps will eventually add up to a whole new lifestyle!

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No Fat Please!

Avoid foods that are "lite/low-fat/nonfat"! Because removing the fat from foods doesn't necessarily make them non-fattening. Carbs can also make you fat. Many low/nonfat foods boost the sugars to make up for the loss. While demonizing 'fat', we give a free pass to other, allegedly "good" nutrients.

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