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Raw Mixed Veggies (my potato chips)

I bought a bunch of veggies I LIKE: cherry tomatoes, turnips, snap peas, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, etc. - Washed, dried, chopped into bit size pieces, and mixed together. I keep it in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Now THIS is my go to snack when I want to mindlessly munch. Most of these foods have the CRUNCH of snack food, and it is a sneaky way to get in veggies. emoticon

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 1/9/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Healthy Grocery Shopping

Eat from mostly the perimeter of the store. Pay attention the next time you are at the grocery store. Most of your healthy foods are around the edges of the store......produce, dairy, seafood, meats. All the heavy carbs are in the aisles. (Candy, cookies, chips, dressings, gravy's, pastas, crackers, etc.)

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 7/3/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Chores + kitcken timer = sneaky way to get exercise

Sneak those pounds away - set your kitchen timer.....20 minutes, and hour....whatever time you have....and work like a whirlwind.....straightening, wiping, folding, vacuuming. The object is to not sit down and keep moving. When the timer goes off.....you have a cleaner place AND you did a mini work out. PLUS, setting the timer breaks both the chore and the exercise down to something that seems more manageable. Bonus!

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 3/20/2011 in Exercise | 6 Comments
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Chew, Chew, Chewing Gum

Chew a piece of sugarless gum right after a meal....particularly if you WANT more food. 10 minutes later, your mouth thinks it ate the food, your stomach caught up with the food you DID eat so you are full, and your teeth get a brisk cleaning.

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 12/8/2010 in Staying Healthy | 4 Comments
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Maximize your Salad Dressing

After you put your salad together - pour it in a larger container that has a lid. Then measure out your serving of dressing, add, cover with lid, and SHAKE. Your dressing will be spread much more evenly and thoroughly.

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 11/7/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Suck The Gut!

Sucking in the stomach muscles as often as you can not only works those muscles...it makes our profile in the mirror slimmer

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 10/21/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Sweetened Watermelon

Craving something sweet but do NOT want to waste the calories? Sprinkle 1 packet of your favorite sweetener (Equal, Stevia, Splenda, Etc.,) over your serving of watermelon. Sweet goodness! emoticon

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 7/20/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Chug-A-Lug!

Hunger Pains? chug a half glass of water or so. Wait 10 minutes. If truely hungry, you will still be after 10 minutes. If dehydrated...voila! No more hunger pains!

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 7/5/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Canned Shrimp

Did you know shrimp comes in a can? It is near the canned tuna and chicken. Small little shrimp, and is great in a salad. Ups your protein for a very small amount of calories. And doesn't take up valuable freezer or refrigerator space.

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 6/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Soup/salad Before a meal

Eating a 1 cup of a healthy soup or a small salad 10 minutes before your main meal can cut the amount of food you actually eat. Serve the soup or salad as an appetizer and finish it BEFORE you dish out the main meal.

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 6/22/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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