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Eat only what you really love

I love chocolate but I find myself eating less than stellar goodies and wasting calories. Instead I eat only the chocolate desserts and candy I really love while ignoring the rest of it. I've started using this for all my food and my enjoyment of food is higher while my calorie count is lower.

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Oatmeal for breakfast

I eat low sugar oatmeal for breakfast. I notice i do not get hungry for lunch early like i used to when I didn't eat oatmeal...this is your secret weapon!!!

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The Best Dessert

When you are craving chocolate the ultimate is taking 1 tbs of nutella and a handful of strawberries. Slice the strawberries and spread a little nutella...they are out of this world!

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No bags of cheats here!

I shop the bulk bins at the higher end grocery stores when I want a fix for sweets. I am usually already there for something. If I want a white chocolate carmel cashew turtle, then I buy 1 and the rest stay on the "shelf" - I do not come home with a "bag" of cheats.

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Jam/jelly substitutions

Instead of loading up your peanut butter sandwich with sugary jams, try smashing some grapes or blueberries instead. You save on calories and artificial sugars, and get in some of your daily 5 in the process!

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Chocolaty Pretzel Special K Bars

Salty, sweet, crunchy, chocolate, and only 90 calories??? What's not to love!!! My favorite go to snack (when the kids don't eat them all!!!).

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Canned vegetables

When using can vegetables spend 20 min rinsing vegetables over cold water, this will rinse a majority of the salt.

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Breath Mints

I always try and pop a breath mint (about 2 cals.) in my mouth before I go in the grocery store. Keeps me from wanting to try all those samples. It also helps cut down on the impulse buying of unhealthy sweets. Good for my waistline and my wallet both.

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Open Faced Sandwiches

Eat open faced sandwiches instead of using two pieces of bread. It is actually tastier because you don't have bread in the way of your fillings and you cut down on the extra calories of the extra piece of bread.

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Pre-portioning Nuts

I buy large bags of raw nuts at bulk discount stores then roast them myself at home to control the amount of oil and salt added. Then I can divide them into little containers that hold about an ounce, making it easy to grab the little snacks on the go with an apple or other fruit.

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