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Audibly Rationalize Why...

If you find yourself staring at a piece of food you can't seem to say no to stop for a brief moment and explain to yourself why you should have the food or better still why you should NOT have the food. Do it out loud if you're alone or explain it to a friend if you're in company.

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pre made breakfast!

I fry my bacon (turkey) on Sunday drain it on paper towel. Then put it on a paper plate zip it up in a gallon zip lock bag. I pre-mix pancake batter. That way all I have to do is fire up the griddle and I also pre wash fruits and cut them up....

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Learn to Estimate Calories

Take mental notes of calories in food, do flash-card drills if you have to.
Practice estimating the calorie count in foods you didn't prepare, ie. let your spouse make the food or estimate the calories when you go out to dinner and then ask for a nutrition fact-sheet if they have one to compare.<...

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Buy 'Reach' Clothes

Buy yourself an article of clothing that's just a bit too small for you to wear comfortably, then instead of weighing yourself everyday(or every week) try putting on that piece of clothing to see if it fits you any better. Visualize yourself fitting into it and looking good wearing it.

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Drink water!

2 Glasses of water!

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E-Bay

E-Bay can save you a ton of money on workout equipement, well anything!

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Trying New Workout DVDs

Want to try a new workout DVD, but unsure if you are going to like it? Borrow it for free from the library, before spending money on a DVD that you may end up not liking and using.

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When traveling.....

buy a big bag of baby carrots to munch. It will satisfy the travel munchies and not kill your day, and a bonus is they aren't that expensive!

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Recycle books

Save SOMEONE ELSE some money ( and save the planet too)!

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Can liners always available

I always put about 6 can liners flat in the bottom of my kitchen garbage can before I add the opened liner. I never have to scrounge around for a new liner each time I empty the can. So easy!

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