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Tracking Water

I have two 1 oz. medicine cups with lids that I keep 8 beads from a broken necklace in. When I pour myself another glass of water I move a bead from the cup labeled "drink me". I leave these on my water cooler, and when I leave the house I toss them in my purse.

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Enriched Flour

Try to stay away from food products that have 'enriched/bleached flour'. Their is no nutritional value and it makes it harder for your body to digest it.

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Adding some flavor to your water intake

I like to drink flavored seltzer water. No calories, no sweeteners but a slight flavor plus the carbonation helps you stay full when the afternoon snacking crave hits!

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Quick & Easy 300 Calorie Lunch

I bring my lunch to the office. For a quick, yet satisfying lunch, I'll eat one small can of Chunky Beef and Veg. soup over a small baked potato. It totals only 300 calories and is very filling. Enough to get me through the day without wanting to nibble.

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tasty water

Sometimes I have a tough time getting down 8 glasses of water a day. I recently found these great little packets of lemon, lime or orange. One packet adds the flavor of a wedge of fruit with out any mess or cutting and it has 0 calories

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It doesn't matter HOW late you eat. It's total calories for the day....

I hate to burst your bubble, but it's not how late you eat that makes you gain weight..... I'ts how many calories you have eaten.
If you eat a normal days worth of calories within a "day" and turn around and ADD more food=calories on top of that....?? THAT is where your weight gain comes from.

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Best Snack

Light weight smoothie-two ice cubes, four frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 4 TBSP plain yogurt, 1/4 cup orange juice, one banana, 1/8 cup dark chocolate. You get fruit, calcium, antioxidants, and it tastes fantastic!!!!

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Freezing Baby Food

Whether you're making your own baby food or trying to figure out what to do with the remaining food in the jar you just opened, get shallow specialty-shaped silicon ice cube trays to freeze the baby food. Silicon makes it easier to get the food out of the tray & you don't have to worry about BPA.

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Frozen Mixed Fruit with a bonus

I try to get five fruits and vegetables daily. A fave is two cups of frozen fruit, slightly nuked, with a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. We buy huge bags of precut Dole Wildly Nutritious Mixed Fruit at the cost-saver club store. A filling mid-morning treat with a small chocolate chaser!

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smoothies

When it is hot and I am looking for something cool to drink I make smoothies, it takes no time to make.
I use 1 cup of yogurt, 1 package of chrystal light drink mix, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 small banana. Mix it all together in a blender and serve over ice. A nice cool relaxing drink.

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