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Breyers Triple Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bars

I am absolutely in love with these 130 calorie bars! They are so rich and creamy, they taste sinfully delicious. I almost feel like I am cheating on my nutrition plan, but I don't have to feel guilty cause I'm not!

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Emerald Breakfast on the Go Trail Mix, Tropical Blend

A great blend of dried mango, dried pineapple, glazed walnuts, cashews, shaved coconut, banana chips and granola clusters. Found at Wal-Mart in the breakfast aisle (not the nut aisle).

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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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