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Getting Started over and over again.

Over and over again...remember to get back on the wagon at the very next meal by eating one of the Sparks menu meals. Don't wait until the next morning to begin with breakfast.

Many of us will fall off the wagon...it's a lifestyle change, so next meal begin again, and with a glass of water, ...

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Planning Meals for the Week

Planning out my Menus for the week helps our family to stay on track. And definately keeps us from eating out, because no one could think of what to have for dinner.

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Dessert Coffee

Take your favorite coffee and add nutri-sweet flavors and/or FF creamer or 1 tsp vanilla. Top with a couple squirts of FF whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. I call it dessert - drink it slow and enjoy the flavors.

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@ work? Have group "Salad of the Week" !

Every Thursday at our school for the Spring and Fall months we organize a "Salad of the Week". There is a sign-up board with a theme generated. Everyone signs up and brings an item and we all share in the goodness. You can pick and choose what you want for your own salad.

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chocolate craving?

11 ounces of chocolate soy milk has only 200 calories. You get 7 grams of protein and a good amount of vitamins and minerals. Compare to a hershey bar at 230 calories, almost half your daily value in saturated fat, and zero vitamins and minerals.

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Kid's Snack

During the summer or on other warm days when my children want cold or cool snacks like ice cream, I let them eat frozen peas and carrots. They love it, it cools them down some, and gives them some nutrients.

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A Tip For Eating Out Or Even Delivery, BEFORE You even See The Food!

When you order food (for delivery OR at the restaraunt). Tell the person taking the orders, when youre food is cooked to put 1/2 of youre food into a To-Go box. Then, when all the food is present, you can relax about how much food &/or calories youre about to consume.

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Quick Fix for Craving Sweets

When I have that sudden urge to grab something sweet, instead of going for candy or cookies, I keep a can of light Reddi-Whip in the fridge and I just spray a little in my mouth. It tricks my taste buds and my stomach!

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Evil left-overs!

When I go out to dinner and have high calorie leftovers I get home and put them in the freezer IMMEDIATELY. If I leave them in the fridge I'll just get into them later that night or the next morning. But, if they're frozen, then its more trouble and I am more conscious of what Im doing. It works!

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When I crave something sweet...

Whether it's in the afternoon or evening, I'll make a cup of decaf coffee and I avoid eating junk. (Granted, the coffee has creamer in it, but it's lower in calories than the candy or pastry I could grab!)

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