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My Cure for sweets

I take several of my favorite fruits, 1 tsp of honey and 2 tbsp fat free cream, mix it together like a fruit salad it cures my craving for sweets.

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Smile

Get postive feedback from friends and family. Its contagious, and staves off wrinkles. Spreads joy and gets people focused on something positive.

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Chew Gum to ward off Cravings

Late afternoon is impossible for me. As soon as I get home, I just want to eat everything I can find in the cabinet and the refrigerator. I now put a piece of gum in my mouth as I'm driving up my driveway and I have instant control. It only works when I work it!!

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Pay Attention to Your Body

I know a workout is burning serious calories when I sweat and my heart rate is in the right range. If doing the same exercise doesn't raise your heart rate as much or stops being as difficult, it's time to change! Pick a new form of cardio and keep switching every 6 weeks or so. It keeps it interest...

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Lower Grocery Bill

Before going to the grocery store sit down with the ads for the current week and THEN plan out your menu. I go through all the ads circling what prices are good and items I can use, then I take them to Walmart (who price matches) and get them there.

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Chocolate Mousse

For a chocolate craving, mix a half a serving of low-fat chocolate pudding with 2-3 tablespoons of fat-free cool whip. If you want ice cream, freeze this mixture for 30 min to an hour. Enjoy! (You can substitute chocolate pudding for any other flavor.)

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Working Arms on the Exercise Bike

I love my recumbent bike and what is does for my *bottom half*, but I don't always balance it with a similar workout for my arms, so I started using a small weight and doing some bicep curls, etc., while I ride. Every little bit helps!

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Fresh Fruits/Vegetabl
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Eating fresh fruits and vegetables helps feed the hunger.

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eat the good first

we all have those moments when we crave bad stuff. stop, take a moment, eat something that is good for you. if you really still want the bad thing then let yourself have a little.

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Credit Cards

If you get perks on your credit cards which will later save you money go ahead and use them but pay them off each month. Therefore you do not have to pay high interest.

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