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Fresh Lettuce - for a week!

Buy a head of iceberg lettuce, take off only the outer leaves and discard (the nasty ones). Do NOT remove the core (as my mother taught me), keep the lettuce inside an air tight bag and tear off only what you need. The lettuce will last up to a week or more, saving you money. It took me 20 years t...

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Plates

Throw away your dinner plates...eat only off a small salad or side plate.
It helps with portion control!

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Weighing In

I weigh myself every day...that way if a couple of pounds have snuck onto my hips, I can get them under control. I think it is easier to loose 2lbs than 10lbs!
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Keeping an Eye on it - the Scale

After a 70lb weight loss, I still weigh myself everyday....it ensures that I can maintain my weight within a 5lb range, but enjoy trying new foods and adjusting my intake...without gaining a tonn of weight.

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Breakfast

I eat 1 cup of cottage cheese about 30 minutes before I go to the gym. Then when I get back, I eat a half cup (dry) oatmeal, a half chicken breast and some berries. For me this seems to work!

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Clean Windows

Using just warm water and a cloth will clean your windows so much better and greener than the spray glass cleaner.

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