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4/9/13 5:36 P

I like to add Broccoli to all my pasta dishes

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4/9/13 3:26 P

I guess this is fine IF you like broccoli - I'm not a huge fan of it (unless it's covered in cheese sauce), so I'd likely stay hungry before I'd eat a huge bowl of broccoli or even be tempted to!

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4/8/13 5:43 P

Whatever level of hungry is required to make broccoli appealing to me, apparently I have yet to reach it :)

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4/8/13 3:16 P

Heather - depends what you put with it. The poster who loves it puts low-cal Italian dressing. Now, it wouldn't take too much to OD on even a low-cal dressing.

The broccoli test only works if you actually like broccoli, at least a little bit, and as someone pointed out, not if you love it. Choose any food that is something you don't mind eating, really, but not something you'd choose as a treat. I usually use apples.

If you choose a vegetable you hate, you'll never really find it tempting and never think you're actually 'hungry'. Conversely, use a vegie you love and you'll never realise you weren't actually hungry.

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4/8/13 8:51 A

great little idea! Thanks.

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4/8/13 8:50 A

I just get a big bowl of broccoli. ;) That way, I'm getting a healthy dose of veggies, and enjoying a tasty snack that's super filling!

Broccoli is the real "super food" - I dare you to overeat on it.

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4/8/13 6:49 A

Good Find!! Somewhat difficult for those of us who **Love** Broccoli though.... Its just about my favorite veggie! Leftovers for lunch, with a bit of low cal Italian dressing; I can really stuff myself! emoticon

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4/8/13 4:48 A

great idea! thanks for sharing

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4/8/13 2:48 A

I was cruising through Reddit and stumbled across this:

It's a pretty good way to differentiate between actual hunger or a craving.

Basically, whenever you think you may be hungry, think about a big bowl of broccoli, if the broccoli seems mighty tempting you're actually hungry and not just craving that big block of chocolate.

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