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"Diet Foods" aren't always

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Manufacturers often shrink portions so they can make eye-catching claims such as lowfat on the box. But when was the last time you ate only 7 potato chips? Eyeball the serving size. If it's 2 tiny cookies emoticon emoticon, think, Will I really stop after 2? No? Move on to a single serving of something that WILL satisfy.

  
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JUDITHANNIE 6/8/2011 7:35AM

    So true I've started making my own snack packs also, the 100 calorie packs are much more expensive and not satisfying. Thanks for pointing it out to all Judy. emoticon emoticon

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MOM4407 6/8/2011 6:55AM

    You are so right about this. The 100 cal. packages we can save money and just make our own 100 cal packages. You know the opposite is also true.

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Dessert is best on a full stomach

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

We eat it last for a reason: We're supposed to fill up on nutrition-rich food so we won't hungrily down a hunk of cake without thinking. Start with a bowl of vegetable soup, a filling habit that cuts later calorie consumption by 20%. Doubling up on a veggie side can satisfy you further, leaving room for a few bites of a treat but not enough to overdo it.

  
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LLLAWSON 6/7/2011 9:35AM

    Sharing dessert is also a great way to save calories.

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Take a risk

Monday, June 06, 2011

Your mind and body are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for - take a risk - test yourself! Get out of your own way and try something new. You might surprise yourself!

  
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STARRPARENT 6/6/2011 10:11AM

    Jillian Michaels says that all the time. Our bodies are capable of so much. You just have to try!

Have a great day!

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FOOD IS NOT A TROPHY

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Ever think, I deserve a brownie for that? Many women aren't comfortable tooting their own horn; eating is a quiet celebration. But the pleasure is fleeting and often followed by guilt and stress, which can trigger cravings and weight gain.

Pick a reward that will still seem like a prize the next day, such as putting money in your vacation fund.

  
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KLICKM 6/6/2011 8:55AM

    This is SO my issue! Glad to know I'm not alone! Thanks

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SHRINKINGSHERI 6/6/2011 5:35AM

    Love that idea...more money for vacation that way....I will be starting up a jar soon.

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ANIMALMAGIC 6/5/2011 4:54PM

  What a great idea! emoticon

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We're in this together

Saturday, June 04, 2011

“We will need to remind ourselves, despite all our differences, just how much we share: common hopes, common dreams, a bond that will not break.”
—BARACK OBAMA, U.S. president

  
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ANIMALMAGIC 6/4/2011 11:44AM

  I like that - very powerful
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