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Coffee!!!

Having a small cup (6-8 oz) of coffee with a tsp of sugar when I get hungry between meals or snacks helps me from over snacking. a cup with sugar is only 18 cals!!

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Will it satisfy

When I see a treat that normally I would eat... I pause and think to myself * Does it look delicious and do I really think it will satisfy my sweet tooth*? If the chocolate does not look rich and moist I say NO thank you!!!! If another treat just really does not look totally appetizing. I say no...T...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Ive begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Pray first!

Exercise can be a pain. I've found that if I pray first, I have what I need to "get it done"! :)

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Bear hug

Make it a point to give someone a great big bear hug every single day. You'll feel better and the recipient on the other end will feel better too!

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Very Hydrated skin

After 10-15 minutes in the shower, exfoliate using a scrubbing glove & some body wash or soap. Turn off the water and immediately grab your lotion. Water droplets & all, lotion up! Wait 5 minutes then blot off w/towel. Air dry the rest of the way & enjoy your skin feeling hydrated all day long!

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Goal Setting: Break it Down

Setting out to shed over 70 lbs. seems overwhelming, so I have broken down my goal into 4 (or more) parts. One for each season of a year. Right now I only have to concentrate on getting rid of 1/4. That is do-able! Then as the next season begins, so shall my 'new' goal of getting rid of another 1/4...

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Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons

Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons to Reinstate the Family Meal

By Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist

Once upon a time, the family dinner was an institution. In the mid-twentieth century, it wa...

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Burn extra calories every chance you get

I do the usual things to burn more calories...use stairs when possible, park further away, etc. But, some others I do are march in place while I dry my hair, when we have down time in the lab I walk a big circle around the lab until more work is ready, when I check the mail I walk the long way aroun...

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Optimistic

As an optimist I think of each problem as just another wonderful opportunity to overcome a challenge.

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