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Have a snack before exercising after work

I started exercising after work, but sometimes I would wonder if I had anything left to exercise with. My solution for tiredness and blahs is to eat a snack before I leave work for the exercise session. I try to have it between 3.30 and 4, but sometimes it is later.
I find protein is the most sustaining for this. My snack might be some cheese, cottage cheese with a little fruit or a boiled egg, or even a cup of soup.

- Submitted by FIFIFRIZZLE 8/15/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Sweet tooth fix

When I have a sweet tooth, and I know that a piece of fruit just won't get it (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't), my go-to snack is to melt 1 oz chocolate chips (30 chips) = 70 calories and stir in 1/3 oz (8) raw almonds = 49 calories. A total of 119 sweet, savory calories that always takes care of my sweet tooth or chocolate craving.

- Submitted by CAT-IN-CJ 6/9/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Put a mirror on the refrigerator

Studies prove that people are more likely to stay on track when "eyes are watching them." A mirror on the refrigerator, and one in the pantry, may subconsiously reduce snacking, sneaking or binging. PLUS, looking at yourself will remind you of your goals and help make that decision on whether you are going to snack or choose another option when you are not truly hungry.
Even better, put your "goal picture" BESIDE the mirror to remind you where you are heading. emoticon

- Submitted by DRB13_1 4/7/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Keep Fresh Fruits & Veggies Stocked

Always make sure your fridge is stocked with fresh fruits and veggies. This may mean shopping a couple times a week, but I guarantee when you open your fridge door and see all the healthy food your diet is so much easier!

I keep apples, pears, berries, bananas, avocados
sweet potatoes, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, onions and carrots on hand every week. emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 12/15/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Munchies Attack!

Keep healthy munching foods stocked: carrots, cucumbers, apples, pumpkin seeds, 100 calorie popcorn portions, etc. Keep them in your fridge, pantry and at work. Salsa and low-cal ranch dressing are a good addition for just a few calories. emoticon

- Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 11/27/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Bread Vegi Exchange...

I have replaced almost all traditional bread, crackers and chips for dipping with vegetables. This has been a HUGE benefit because i'm fitting in more vegetables, especially RAW organic vegetables into my daily diet. I don't mean "Grab your celery People" I mean PEPPERS!! and NOT Green. Red, yellow and orange ~ YUMMY!!!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/1/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Micro Goals and Battle your Fear!

Start small, celebrate often! Just one baby step at a time!

You can do it!
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Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything!
Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/25/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Middle of the Night Snack: Better Sleep

Because of restricted calories for weight-loss goals, hunger used to keep me awake in the middle of the night. Now I budget calories for a nutrition bar during a middle of the night wake-up. I fall right back to sleep afterwards.

- Submitted by GBOOMER 1/13/2012 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Yonanas

I received a Yonanas for Christmas and I must say I am pleasantly surprised as I am always skeptical with "As seen on TV". I just put the frozen bananas in with a little chocolate chips and out came a banana chocolate mixture with the consistency of ice cream. A guilt free frozen healthy snack in minutes! It comes with a recipe booklet next time its mango, pineapple banana! Yum!

- Submitted by DIANE9158 1/1/2012 in Product Reviews | 5 Comments
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skinny cow ice cream

I eat this whenever I have a craving for something sweet or if I need something quick. It has fiber in it and it prevents me from running back and forth to the freezer for another one. One pop just does the trick.

- Submitted by STILETTOLIFE 12/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Popcorn!

I am a gal who loves to snack and I embrace it! I am on the WW plan, and I always make sure I have enough points left for popcorn in the evening. I have a microwave airpoppers and I pop 1/2 cup for 3 minutes, spray on a bit of no-cal spray butter, add salt, and enjoy. 1/2 cup unpopped gives me a giant bowl of popcorn that takes a nice long time to eat, and all for 3 points. That's one of the best bangs for your buck you can get with any food (and it's good for you)!

- Submitted by MSPOPCORN 10/27/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Spruce Up Plain Greek Yogurt

I don't necessarily like the taste of FAGE Total 0% plain Greek yogurt, so I sprinkle some cinnamon and splenda in it for a yummier taste with no extra calories!

- Submitted by CDH999 10/26/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Spread out that snack

Sometimes I just have to have that sweet candy, especially the seasonal - Spice drops, candy corn, jelly beans, mini chocolate eggs, etc. I put a serving in a container and leave it on the kitchen counter and allow myself just one piece each time I go to the kitchen. This way I know I really want it rather than eating it mindlessly, plus I burn a couple calories before I eat it.
This also works with M-n-M's; skittles, almonds, anything that has smaller pieces.

- Submitted by SHERYL_B 10/23/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Mini Muffin Bites

One can of 100% Pumpkin mixed with any favorite flavor of cake mix and then baked in a mini muffin pan equals low fat mini snacks packed with healthy pumpkin!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/27/2011 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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Quick Delicious Healthy Dessert

One or two teaspoons of fat free/sugar free Pistachio or Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix into a cup of fat free plain yogurt. Stir until blended....YUM!

Go EASY on the pudding/jello mix until you find the right amount that pleases you. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Brush Teeth to Curb Snacking

I find that I snack the most in the evening on the couch after my son has gone to bed. I now floss and brush my teeth when he's brushing his. Not only does it serve as a good model for him, but it stops me from snacking later!

- Submitted by EMSKYROONEY 8/9/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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You're going to mess up!

Write down your barriers to success. Think really hard about what is going to get in your way. Then think of ways to avoid those barriers.

- Submitted by AMFETZ21 7/14/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Homemade Fruit Sorbet

Puree a blend of your favorite fruit and berries in the food processor, then stick the result in the freezer for 2-3 hours for a healthy and refreshing snack or dessert with no fat, no salt, and minimal calories. Plus, get in at least 1 more serving of fruit! Some of my favorites are blueberry/lemon and pineapple/raspberry. PS It's a great healthy snack for the kids too!!

- Submitted by CECSAV 7/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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100 calorie smoothie

Try blending 1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt with 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries and ice.

- Submitted by KELSGRANT1 7/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Replace Icecream

Pop yogurt in the freezer for 20 mins for a icecream treat.

- Submitted by KELSGRANT1 7/11/2011 in Weight Maintenance | 3 Comments
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Colorful Cherry Tomatoes - Pop in Some Flavor!

Cherry tomatoes make great guilt free snack! When I open the fridge door looking for something to munch on, they are the first thing I see. They have a nice bright flavor that prevents me from grazing deeper in to the depths of the fridge. Plus, it is kind of fun to pop them in your mouth and hear them crunch! Each cherry tomato is only 3 calories. It is a great effortless way to pop in more servings of vegetables.

- Submitted by CREATIVECATZ 7/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Sneak a Snack Without Guilt

Did you eat a meal an hour ago but still feel hungry? Grab a small handful of cereal. That way you'll get some fiber and have a small snack to tide you over until the next meal. (Be honest with yourself, though. Perhaps you're not really hungry, but just have "a taste" for something. If so, this is a pretty guilt-free snack.)

- Submitted by DANCEON 6/3/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Plan an exciting late-night snack

If you have a late-night snacking problem, like I do, try this: Early in the day, plan a late-night snack you can look forward to, that will fit into your daily calorie plan but taste great too. Tell yourself that if you waste your budgeted calories too soon on other nighttime snacks, you have to skip it. Knowing that there's a good snack waiting for you later on will prevent you from eating a bunch of other snacks that aren't worth the calories.

- Submitted by ROSALITA323 4/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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take an apple to the gym so I don't stop for food on the way home

I am always hungry after I workout. Some days are worse than others. I was never very big on apples. Now I take one with me to the gym. It is a very refreshing way to end a hard workout. More than once, I thought about stopping for a coffee or snack on the way home from the gym and decided the apple was what I really wanted.

- Submitted by DEARSY 4/19/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Cocoa Roast Almonds - dark chocolate

Check out the dark chocolate flavored Cocoa Roast Almonds from the company Emerald. This is a great snack at 150 calories for 1/4 cup of almonds that have a thin coat of dark chocolate powder on them. You can have a chocolate taste without going overboard and get some great healthy fats, protein, fiber, and 35% vitamin E.

- Submitted by 1STATEOFDENIAL 3/30/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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