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Barbecue or party

Bring a vegetable tray with fat free ranch dressing and a bowl of fresh cut-up fruit to pick on. It will keep you away from picking on salty, fatty snacks or more other foods. the kids will love it too.

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water, water then lots of water

i take a glass of water about 250mls-300mls before i eat anything so i am full by the time i finish my meals!!!!!

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Quaker Peanut Butter Dipps

A great alternative to Reese Cups!

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pickle juice

Weird as it may sound, I tried pickle juice on my salad instead of vinegar and it is great...plus I can choose from a variety of flavors. I am not even a pickle lover.

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When in DOUBT, Eat only 1/2 the Portion when eating out!!

These days it boggles the MIND with HOW MANY CALORIES are actually in restaurant meals! I ask to see the menu calorie counters when they can actually FIND them and are astounded that MOST meals are anywhere from ~500----1,000+cal!! So, to help myself, I eat 1/2 of the meal,and box the remaining..

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Bulk up liquid meals

I like Carnation Instant Breakfast drinks but they don't fill me up. So I pour a packet of the chocolate malt flavor in the blender along with a cup of almond milk, a frozen banana and a handful of ice. Blend it into a thick, creamy chocolate-banana milkshake. It makes a great meal on the go!

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Add in some meatless meals

By consuming less meat and meat by products your cholesterol level may decrease.

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Drink water when you wake up in the morning.

Because a person has been asleep all night long your body needs water in the morning. Most people wake up and use the bathroom but forget to re-hydrate. Keep a glass on your nightstand too, this will remind you to drink the 8 cups a day your body needs.

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Shop the edges of the store

The fresh foods are found on the edges of the grocery store - same with meats and dairy. If you avoid the middle aisles, you'll immediately improve your sodium and fat intake!

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Keeping snacks out of arms reach

I leave my snacks in the lunchroom so that I have to make a conscious decision to get up and get one. That way I am not mindlessly grabbing food while at my computer and not keeping tack of what I am eating.

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